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    Ryan
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    Greetings! I’ll wager there are a LOT of members here in SoCal, and happy to add my name to the list. Although a general contractor by trade, I’m interested in many different things. I have built houses, have a cabinet shop, have restored many vintage motorcycles, built and restored boats, and still have all my fingers!
    My latest project is a 1979 BMW R100RT that is in dire need of a repaint. I would like to do the fairing, fenders, tank, and sidecovers to look like polished and riveted aluminum alloy. I airbrushed crash helmets for awhile during my wasted youth, and currently have a 4′ X 4′ X 7′ open spray booth, various hvlp and lvlp guns, good compressor, filter/regulator, and experience using both 2 part and single stage paints. What I’m looking for is someone to steer me in the right direction for a base color and clear coat to get that polished aluminum look – any suggestions greatly appreciated.

    #47990
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    matt
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    Glasurit have a really fine silver (90-905) that looks like polished metal. If you end up using it or any other systems equivalent you will want to put a coatvof colourless base down first to fill up any sanding scratches. Heres a code for it to hrlp you find it “9709” its a Mercedes wheela silver

    #47992
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    Ryan
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    Thanks hvatos, I’ll check out the Glasurit. Looks like a chrome-type finish clear-coated and buffed out with 0000 steel wool might be the ticket.

    #47994
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    Chris
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    PPG also have a special siver that looks like aluminium which they also use for wheels. Dupont/Cromax have one that is specifically for the Nissan colour that looks like aluminium.

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