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Old 08-29-09, 03:51 PM
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clear coat questions


I bought this bike recently and i am in the middle of fixing it up. I have scrubbed quite a bit of surface rust off the frame and am very pleased with how it looks now (plain, kinda scratched up, but very pretty). I would like to put a clear coat on the frame to keep the rust from returning and I had a couple of questions.

Is putting a clear coat on this bike a stupid idea for any reason?

Should I tape over the badge and the decals, or put a clear coat on them as well?

And lastly but most importantly, what products and techniques would you recommend that I use?
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I get "404" errors on all your links.

Why not just wax it?
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1) Clear coat on a old but clean paint surface is a good way the make it look better and protect it from further deterioration.

2) Clear coat over head badges is a bad idea.It looks cheap!
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Clear coat over bare metal is bad idea. You have to do a layer of adhesion promoter first, than clear coat. Don't worry, adhesion promoter is a primer, but see-through.

Here is the thread on Acura forums on the similar question:
Here is an idea, get a round wire brush into your drill and brush circles all over the frame for this effect:
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