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Old 08-15-2019, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I'm lookin for advice. I'm trying to change the chrome cylinder head covers to black and all the other chrome covers on the engine. So far I found SSCustom has one small cover they sell but wanted to see if anyone found any others or decided to paint or plastic dip them.

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Old 08-15-2019, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was also looking for alternatives since the chrome on the left side was peeling due to the heat from the exhaust. When I pulled the covers off I actually liked the recessed look with machined lip which saved me a couple of dollars. lol
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yamaha has them in black. They came stock on the bullet cowl 2015 and 2016 If memory serves me right.

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Old 08-15-2019, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I painted my chrome ones with VHT paint. I matches pretty close to the frame and engine color. I've had no issues with the paint coming off. There are some that have used plasti-dip on them, but I think most have experienced scuffing on the shifter side
If you want metal, and something etched on them, MD-Customznw did up a few for a couple people onsite here and may have some left from the run they did. It's a bit more expensive than painting, so that's why I went that route, instead of a billet cover. I'd love a custom etched one. The only one really visible on my bike is on the shifter side.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You could not do this with the plastic parts but you could paint the cylinder heads with Gun Kote:
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ive plastidiped my air cleaner a flat black and its held up well over the past year or so. Ive also seen a few people over the years that paint right over the chrome with tail light tint paint. Always thought that was a cool look. Almost looks like those black chrome ratchet and socket sets.
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