Harold Bawlzangya Racing

BlackCote wear

It was back in January 2011 that I applied BlackCote to my frame during a winter rebuild.  I noticed that when I was rebuilding the engine that my skid plate had wore off the BlackCote.  I think I have a solution for that problem.

After some wire wheel brushing and clean-up with acetone, this is what the bottom of the frame looked like:

BlackCote Results (2)

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After:

BlackCote Results (1)

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I have been very pleased with how durable this finish is.  I haven’t found a chemical or solvent that has removed or softened it.  As as long as an aluminum plate isn’t vibrating against it, it has proven very durable.  I don’t have a frame guard on the left side of the bike due to the kick stand, so this is what the frame looks like from boot rub:

BlackCote Results (3)

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I see that POR-15 has discontinued the BlackCote and is replacing it with Top Cote.  I don’t remember aerosols being available three years ago when I bought this stuff, but I will be sure to try that and not risk screwing up my paint gun.

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