Notices
2018+ Softail Models Breakout

Anyone painted FXFBS heatshield?

 
  #1  
Old 01-09-2019, 04:10 PM
IvorHarley
IvorHarley is offline
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Anyone painted FXFBS heatshield?

I donít like the bronze colour of the heat shields on my 2018 Fat Bob and am considering spraying them with VHT paint. Iím worried that it wonít last though and soon look tatty.
Anyone tried this?
 
  #2  
Old 01-09-2019, 04:47 PM
FatBob2018
FatBob2018 is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,711
Received 487 Likes on 351 Posts
Default

No, but an alternative you may or may not know about is that Harley has released factory heat shields in black, so you could try it and if it doesn't turn out the way you want, you could get the black ones...
 
  #3  
Old 01-10-2019, 03:40 AM
IvorHarley
IvorHarley is offline
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I didn't know that. They're £250 here ($318). I think parts for my Harley are more expensive than parts for my 6-series BMW. Tin of paint is probably around a tenner, so probably worth a try!
Thanks for the info.
 
  #4  
Old 01-10-2019, 11:45 AM
MoneyFor's Avatar
MoneyFor
MoneyFor is online now
Road Master
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: East Flanders - Belgium
Posts: 879
Received 134 Likes on 118 Posts
Default

You can powdercoat them black, I did the same with the ones from my V&H Big Radius...is all the same.
 
  #5  
Old 01-10-2019, 02:08 PM
IvorHarley
IvorHarley is offline
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Yep, I found a place quite close by that say they can powder coat them for me. I’m guessing that’s going to be less than £250!
 
  #6  
Old 01-10-2019, 05:08 PM
DonN's Avatar
DonN
DonN is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 1,353
Received 54 Likes on 47 Posts
Default

Would like to see how the powdercoat stands up to the heat. In the past, would turn gray but that was the twin cams that ran hotter. See if you can ceramic coat, which stands up to heat.

Or can still just rattle can. If you dont like it, can powder it later.
 
  #7  
Old 01-11-2019, 01:46 AM
MoneyFor's Avatar
MoneyFor
MoneyFor is online now
Road Master
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: East Flanders - Belgium
Posts: 879
Received 134 Likes on 118 Posts
Default

Mine is still on the big radius, in the beginning the where greyish but after coolling down you can wipe it off and they went shiny black again. After a few rides the grey color disapears and stays black.
Al so mine is done with regular powder coat and there is special powder coating for high temp, I recon these wont color greyisch but he, after a while it is done so who cares.
 
  #8  
Old 01-11-2019, 11:20 AM
IvorHarley
IvorHarley is offline
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

They say the coating will hold up to the heat that the heatshield gets - obviously I’d need ceramic coating for the pipes themselves. I left the parts with them, get them back next week. £60 for satin black. I will post a picture.
 
  #9  
Old 01-11-2019, 12:43 PM
MoneyFor's Avatar
MoneyFor
MoneyFor is online now
Road Master
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: East Flanders - Belgium
Posts: 879
Received 134 Likes on 118 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by IvorHarley View Post
They say the coating will hold up to the heat that the heatshield gets - obviously Iíd need ceramic coating for the pipes themselves. I left the parts with them, get them back next week. £60 for satin black. I will post a picture.
Great, looking forword to see the result.
 
  #10  
Old 01-11-2019, 04:04 PM
modular's Avatar
modular
modular is offline
Supporter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Earth
Posts: 2,237
Received 160 Likes on 116 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by FatBob2018 View Post
.......Harley has released factory heat shields in black.......
That's the route I went.


 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: