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D7 Fishtail Black or silver?
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_Paul_
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November 16, 2020 - 7:29 pm
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Finally managed to get a decent exhaust fishtail for my 1960 D7, question is what colour should it be silver (polished) or shall I powder coat it black?

My uncertain memory says they were silver back in the day.... unless someone knows different?

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the  fact  is the   photos  we all  see are stayeged    just   like  addverts  on  tele     for  this   the  aloy   tail   was  usly  painted the  to  mach   

but  NOT  wen  leaving   BSA     my   1964      never    painted   black        .,.    powed  coating   is   heated  to  coat      &  mite melt   geting 

hot   againe        if  it   were  me    a  good      black   felt  tip  marker   pen    £ 1,99   a go

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Or stove paint - works much better for me than the more expensive VHT paint 🙂

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Stoo63 said
Or stove paint - works much better for me than the more expensive VHT paint 🙂  

Yes, definitely. I’ve also had good results with barbecue paint. It occasionally comes up on special at Aldi (other budget supermarkets exist), and it’s not dear. 

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Thanks guys,

As Sunny's was unpainted from the factory I think I will try to polish it up first, if that fails I have some Barbecue paint I've used on Bantam barrels before.

Would the tail end of the exhaust get hot enough to affect the powder coating? It "cures" at 180°c but not sure on its "working temp".

 

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Looks nice polished up, better than I expected.

Makes the rest of the exhaust look a bit sad.

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Job's a good 'unthumbs-up

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Hi, the fishtail on my bike was painted silver.. I was going to polish it, until i found it has a fibreglass mock up, created from a non fishtail cone.. so

I have cleaned it up and painted it black... looks good!

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I have a slightly knocked-about tin fishtail that is painted black. The one on the D3 is cast aluminium (but mainly black from exhaust...).

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