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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 at 23:03 Quote
I painted mine about 18 months ago as the orange coating was looking pretty tired. Some of the paint has rubbed off where it sits against the preload collar, otherwise it's fine.

Posted: Jun 30, 2022 at 20:50 Quote
Hey guys, Im wanting to paint my 2019 nomad and I've got almost everything figured out. So here's my question, I'm going to completely strip my bike down and remove linkages what's the best way to hold up my rear triangle to paint? also I have a 3 gallon compressor will that be big enough?

Posted: Jul 1, 2022 at 11:27 Quote
swrvy-pete wrote:
Hey guys, Im wanting to paint my 2019 nomad and I've got almost everything figured out. So here's my question, I'm going to completely strip my bike down and remove linkages what's the best way to hold up my rear triangle to paint? also I have a 3 gallon compressor will that be big enough?

coat hanger hooked thru the axle hole. or any hole. um, this question makes me wonder about your experience level and what kind of paint you are using. but good luck either way. its a fun learning curve.

Posted: Jul 1, 2022 at 12:04 Quote
The 3 gal will work as long as your using a mini spray gun HLVP or LVLP gun I use a 2 gal compressor and with a mini LVLP spray gun ive had no issues

swrvy-pete wrote:
Hey guys, Im wanting to paint my 2019 nomad and I've got almost everything figured out. So here's my question, I'm going to completely strip my bike down and remove linkages what's the best way to hold up my rear triangle to paint? also I have a 3 gallon compressor will that be big enough?

Posted: Jul 3, 2022 at 2:24 Quote
swrvy-pete wrote:
also I have a 3 gallon compressor will that be big enough?

While that may be enough to kinda squeak by, the saying goes "there's no replacement for diaplacement". Most mini hvlp spray guns need 5-9CFM of air, and full size are 10-17 CFM of air. That 3gal compressor is probably 0.5CFM of air at best. Most people focus on the pressure of air, but it's really the volume of air that is the issue. For that small of a tank, I would recommend to have the paint store pump your color into Spraymax aerosol cans and use their clearcoat cans. The biggest thing is the clearcoat would be tricky to apply properly with the inconsistent volume of air delivery to the spray gun. One symptom of starving a spray gun of air is the fan pattern would shrink and the atomization of product would be blobs of paint rather than a fine mist. That would not be good especially on your clearcoat stage. Just my $0.02.

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