HA! Looking good Alex.
I don't know your area too well, but isn't that the same island where O'Reilly's and Napa is? They both should have Duplicolor automotive paint with the look you want. I'd be surprised if they didn't. You said auto parts store, so if they don't, then you have some craptastic auto parts stores on your island.Well they can’t all be good days. Yesterday I decided to work on the swingarm. I went to three stores in town looking for a non metallic silver: Walmart, hardware store and auto parts store. Those are all of my options without leaving the island. I thought I had found one that at least had minimal metallic look.
So I’m going to give my spray painted chrome swingarm 48 hours to cure, then prep it and respray it with some straight up not metallic silver/grey I left the island to get this morning.
That was how mine was but they cut the isle in half and now its 1/4 paint and 1/4 body. not sure why. I could always go there and get duplicolor right off the shelf for half the cost of here, they had the metalics, the basics, the colour match etc. now it's sad. When I asked why they told me to go on line 2 days before and order it shipped to the store, but I don't always know I need it until I need it LOL. Like I wanted the Duplicolor White enamel because I took a heater off the wall and it was almond and all out stuff is white. went to get it and it was not there, I came back over to Canada and had to pay 16 bucks for it when it was like 5.99 USD $8CAD in O'Reilly in Maine. Pissed me off.Not mine. It's half an aisle full of paint and the other half full of body work stuff. My O-Reilly's also has a lot of stuff in the back but you have to ask for it. Tank liners are in the back. Some O Reilly's in the US even sell proper automotive paints.
I’ve never had anything powdered before. It’s always been an option in the back of my mind, but my paint seems to hold up pretty well. The one thing I’ve learned over time is that grill paint is no substitute for engine paint. It holds up for a season or two and then starts to look like dookie. Other than that it’s really all in the prep.If we're being honest, powder isn't necessarily any stronger than a good paint job with a properly primed and prepared surface.