I did the old bevel when I painted it. Used base coat clear coat. Now I think I'd go powder coat. The clear is easy to chip when reassembling and I think the powder coat would be so much so. So ditto what Guido says.Hello
Just get it powdercoated. It's a big job to dis/re-assemble, but might as well get a good coating job while it's apart. I got mine done in "Ferrari Red" which is a stock color and is pretty darn close to "Ducati Red".
A good (read: experienced) coater will plug all the threaded holes and bearing surfaces, etc. and mask-off the VIN stamp.
Here's a Streetfighter frame I changed from Black to Red. No worries about chipping when you use the right materials, and lay it down with the proper steps and preparation. It's not easy, but it kills powdercoating in every aspect despite what most people say. It just has to be done by a Pro (shameless plug).
here's the list:well what did you use? Share man!
A good triple chrome plate job should last a very long time without rusting. Most chrome plating is the cheap stuff, but good plating starts with a thick copper plate.How would chrome plating be functional Dirk ?
Wouldn't it just rust like a Harley ?