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    Desert Donkey

    Well, here's the finished project except for my 7" Cafe style headlight and my tail light waiting to come in the mail! Here's a before and after of my 99 model with only 2500 miles on it! Now to have fun!
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    Ok....so not this...donkey! Not monkey!

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    How did you get the paint to adhere to that tank?

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    and what tank is that?

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    I like it so far, will be nice to see it completed.
    Anything special to prolong paint adhesion and durability on the forks, skid plate and swing arm? They look fantastic but are in areas a Desert Donkey receives punishment out on the trail.
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    Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageGW View Post
    How did you get the paint to adhere to that tank?
    I ordered it in that color. It took a few weeks extra for the special order, there was no extra charge!

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    Sweet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageGW View Post
    How did you get the paint to adhere to that tank?
    After I sandblasted the frame, I etched the metal and used a two part epoxy primer, very tough! Then sanded and painted over that with Imron.
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    Freaken Imron?

    They still sell that?

    Tough as nails!

    Way cool.

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