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    1987 TW Paint Colors

    The TW has some unique paint colors that I have had a hard time matching. My left case cover (chain and flywheel side) needs touch up. It seems to be a satin black that is not quite gloss but shinier than BBQ flat black. My swingarm has some battery acid rusting. The silver color has more metal flake than most auto store colors I have seen. Any suggestions for a good match for the case and swingarm?

    I have searched the forum but could not find this information. Sorry if this has been done before.
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    I believe the correct colors for an 87 is faded dusty everything
    But if you must, I would use the gloss and then get it dirty (after its dried up some)
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    High temperature engine enamel paint comes in glossy, semi-gloss (whhic you want for this) and flat black. It's all I use anymore because it's so tough.
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    Thanks Darius. I did not know engine paint came in semi-gloss. That should be just the ticket for the case. Any ideas about silver with lots of metal flake for the swingarm?
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    You probably wouldn't notice any differences in the paint color once the engine has had some muddy water splashed all over it anyway, unless you have a garage queen and keep it like new.

    You might try Chrome colored paint, feathered out, it might be close enough.
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    i agree Tommy. A little mud covers a multitude of sins! But I want to start out with the right color in case I ever wash it.
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    After my bike was stripped down and powdercoated and the engine painted I told myself I was going to keep it clean and pristine...

    That didn't happen after all!! haha But I know how you feel.
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    i agree Tommy. A little mud covers a multitude of sins! But I want to start out with the right color in case I ever wash it.
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    Rustoleum Hammered works great on the swingarm.
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    Thanks Ken. I assume Rustoleum Hammered has a silver color then. Does it match the metal flake pretty well?
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    They have a silver and it kind of conforms and gets light variations of shade according to any imperfections. Kind of like leather how it can have variances but that is what makes it look cool. It says you can paint right over the rust. I still wire brushed, sanded and prepped with rust killer first.
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