Black paint on Marzocchi Top Yolk

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Black paint on Marzocchi Top Yolk

Post by tobaccoblender » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:07 am

Does anybody out there know how to reproduce the slightly crinkly black paint finish on the top yolk (triple clamp) of the Marzocchi forks fitted to a 74 Sport?
Mine has been stripped back to alloy at some point and I'd like to attempt a reasonable replica of the original finish.
I know you can buy that crackle finish black paint, such as I've seen on Harley primary chaincases, but it's not the same.
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Re: Black paint on Marzocchi Top Yolk

Post by Craig in France » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:25 am

Ah, a much discussed topic, Paddy :) .

I'll see what notes I've got and come back to you if I find anything useful. In the meanwhile, two suggestions:
1) Use the search function to scan thru back threads.
2) Pm Steve 'cos I think he can advise. Steve?

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Re: Black paint on Marzocchi Top Yolk

Post by tobaccoblender » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:58 am

Craig
So, did you finally get the pm?

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Re: Black paint on Marzocchi Top Yolk

Post by Craig in France » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:30 am

Yep, got your pm, Paddy.

Back to the topic. Here's a coupla of others people's experiences that I've kept :) :

1. Photo 1 below:
"Got reasonably close to the texture of the Marzocchi black using an undercoat of stoneguard and top coat of Satin Black".

2. Photo 2 below:
"Un-thinned 2-pack black at around 15psi (1 bar). Took about ten minutes to achieve a cover coat, but created just the right look."

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Re: Black paint on Marzocchi Top Yolk

Post by tobaccoblender » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:07 am

God, both of those look bloody good- thanks Craig.
I'll have to try the stone guard method as I have no proper spray painting facilities here, but it looks extremely passable.
I'll post a photo when my efforts bear fruit!
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Re: Black paint on Marzocchi Top Yolk

Post by BevHevSteve » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:14 pm

volume up, pressure way down if using a gun

If using a rattle can, with practice you can get the paint to spit out but that is pretty fine/smooth for a sport. Looks real sweet on later bevels though.

The undercoating followed up with satin paint is good but again, practice on cardboard or wood to spatter down only enough to get slight texture (not full coverage) then a couple thin coats of satin black. Be careful to not build up too much material as it will easily chip off etc.
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Re: Black paint on Marzocchi Top Yolk

Post by tobaccoblender » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:29 pm

Thanks for those tips, Steve- duly noted.
Would it be a good idea to cook it in a very gentle oven after painting, to harden it off, do you think?
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