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Location: Western North Carolina
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Re: How to touch up swingarm
Clean the aluminum down to bright shiny metel with a stainless brush or aluminum oxide paper. Do not use any steel or iron abrasives (iron oxide paper, etc) It imbeds in the aluminum and causes future corrosion problems.
Treat the clean metel with alodine if you can get it. Zinc chromate primer is the best, but I guess there were too many two headed frogs so it is no longer sold as far as I know. There are also "zinc rich" aluminum primers that work well.
The color is basically black, the key to a good appearance is the texture. Look for satin or semi-gloss black. I think you will find it to be a very close match.
Last edited by rv6john; 11-25-2012 at 10:06 AM.