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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMac View Post
    I would prefer to use spray cans if I can, although I can get my hands on spray equipment if required.

    I thought about powder coating, but as the Cat has a three piece riser, this may lead to cracking around the joins as the various bits of steel / alloy cool down at different rates.

    Etch primer is a good tip, thanks, I have used this a lot in the past when spraying custom motorcycle parts.
    My black AX has a factory powdercoated riser and the same three piece construction as your Cat, so it is not an insurmountable problem.

    As your riser is already anodized, you may not need the etching primer if you don't take it back to bare ali.
    Have a look at the 'Plasticote' range, all sorts of colors and finishes.

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    Plasticote is a good idea, thanks Kev.

    The only reason I am worried about powder coating, is because I would have to get a commercial company to do it, and finding someone who would take particular care of a riser could be pretty time consuming. Easier just to spray it at home.
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    I have done a lot of automotive and motorcycle painting. If you are going to do it and you want it to last. You need to use the right products. Here is a few links that might help.
    http://www.houtsenterprises.net/dur_shakenspray.html
    http://www.duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/
    Check them out it is not impossible to do a pro job if you have the right stuff.



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    Neil,
    Why don't you do it up with a swirl?
    You can get the best paint on the planet for it there in the U.K. It's called magic marble,
    go to www.theswirling.com and check it out.
    Sence you don't hunt, why not go with something no one else would ever have the same as.
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    Don.

    What prep do you do to the risers you paint?

    I tried looking up you old thread....it's out there somewhere, but I couldn't find it
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMac View Post
    Plasticote is a good idea, thanks Kev.

    The only reason I am worried about powder coating, is because I would have to get a commercial company to do it, and finding someone who would take particular care of a riser could be pretty time consuming. Easier just to spray it at home.
    Simple: Search for companies that powdercoat bikes or aluminium rims. They often do custom jobs on risers, too. And they have often most of the RAL-colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMac View Post
    Don.

    What prep do you do to the risers you paint?

    I tried looking up you old thread....it's out there somewhere, but I couldn't find it
    Neil,
    I just lightly sand and primer the riser before I dip it.
    I use Dupli-color primer and prepaint wipe spray. Then depending on the colors I am doing spray on a basecoat color. I used black when I did my bows. It would be best to play around with different basecoat colors because it will have a different effect for each colors used. Just use some 1x6 fencing slates, thats what I did. Just prep them as your would your riser.
    If you have a set colors in mind let me know, I might have a pic of a test I did in the colors you like.
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    Thanks AS, much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMac View Post
    Thanks AS, much appreciated.
    No problem, glad to help.
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