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    New question here. Painted Romic Springs...

    I know a few of you have painted your Romic springs. How is the paint holding up? Any cracking?

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    I know a few of you have painted your Romic springs. How is the paint holding up? Any cracking?
    Had mine painted over a year ago and it still looks new. $40 at www.spectrumpowderworks.com

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    I put "bumper black" on mine, a flexible, flat black spray paint. I did about 4-6 coats. I personally think the spring rubs the shock body sometimes, so I do lose a little paint off the inside of the spring in one or two spots. Otherwise it is doing ok. Even a scratched up black spring looks better than the original red.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    No problems here

    I used black brake caliper paint, two coats. That hideous red is gone for good.

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    Hmmm, I like the red

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    Hey AndyN.......

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    I used black brake caliper paint, two coats. That hideous red is gone for good.
    AndyN,
    Want to do the same. Did you use a kit (like $40), or just do a good cleaning and using a spray can, like from JCWhitney/local store?
    I got a quote from Spectrum Powder Works and it'll be $50 w/o shipping costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob
    AndyN,
    Want to do the same. Did you use a kit (like $40), or just do a good cleaning and using a spray can, like from JCWhitney/local store?
    I got a quote from Spectrum Powder Works and it'll be $50 w/o shipping costs.
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    SB
    Gee, that seems pretty steep for a color change, considering one could buy a spring new, for ~$45.

    IMO the red ain't that ugly...but then I have a "gay red" 5 Spot
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob
    AndyN,
    Want to do the same. Did you use a kit (like $40), or just do a good cleaning and using a spray can, like from JCWhitney/local store?
    I got a quote from Spectrum Powder Works and it'll be $50 w/o shipping costs.
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    SB
    I just used a spray can, about $7 I think. I did a light sanding on it first, washed it, then did coats following the paint can instructions. It's holding up well as well as the original red paint did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Gee, that seems pretty steep for a color change, considering one could buy a spring new, for ~$45.

    IMO the red ain't that ugly...but then I have a "gay red" 5 Spot
    Yep, they wanted $15 to strip it and $35 to coat it black. I think I'll get one from Larry and see if I can paint it Ti color and mark it '123Bikes'. Seriously, I'm going to try what AndyN did.
    My 5er is red too, but I have to play now that I've found the best bike out there......
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    I'd go for it

    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob
    Yep, they wanted $15 to strip it and $35 to coat it black. I think I'll get one from Larry and see if I can paint it Ti color and mark it '123Bikes'. Seriously, I'm going to try what AndyN did.
    My 5er is red too, but I have to play now that I've found the best bike out there......
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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    I just used a spray can, about $7 I think. I did a light sanding on it first, washed it, then did coats following the paint can instructions. It's holding up well as well as the original red paint did.
    I used a can of Hi Heat 1200 degree black BBQ paint, after sanding it down with 600 grit sandpaper and cleaning it very well. It worked great. Home Depot supplier paint. Thanks for the suggestion.
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