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    Default 47 h-d wheel hubs

    I want to stay show correct.
    I read i can powder coat frame, front forks, rims.

    What about the hubs ? Can i powder coat... What finish is best accepted in the show bike community ?

    I am real new to this ... Just got a basket.. Stay tuned for real dumb questions ... I already got the bruce palmer new book so i think i am on the right path,i would rather do the correct thing now.. As to have to go back and redo...
    Last edited by HDSTUNTS; 04-03-2015 at 05:49 PM.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Beautiful Northern New Mexico


    Even though powder coating is acceptable on parts, and modern powder coating has gotten better and less 'plastic" looking, it is always discernible from correct finishes. And no stock H-D ever came in "show correct" finishes......
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    sorry... when I asked what finish is best accepted in the show bike community.. I ment any finish not just powder coating.... paint enamel ? what do I need to finish these hubs in ?
    and if a bike rolled off the assembly line in 1947. wouldn't that be show correct finish ?

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    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Sarasota, Florida


    I use acrylic enamel with a wet look hardener; and the hardener for strength, durability, and fast drying. As Robbie said, H-D took no special efforts to get a flawless paint job on pedestrian chassis parts. If it came out perfect, that was great. . . If there was a run, or some overspray, that was okay too. I have some NOS parts that came out of Miami H-D and if I use those parts, I'll probably repaint them
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Northern Colorado


    I believe powder coat is considered acceptable for judging, as long as it approximates actual paint.

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