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Some of you may have seen pics of this bike before, I sprayed it white after i had an off that cracked up the fairings. Well its apart again for paint. Why? good question. The official story (so i could get my dad to let me use his garage to do this) is that i went to get wax off the shelf and knocked a bottle of paint thinner that wasnt fully closed onto the bike. (lol) the real story is that the first time I painted it I used really cheap paint and i was terribly unhappy with it, so after going for a ride last week and almost dying between the sand, pot holes, and people who forgot what a motorcycle is (i live in New England), I figured taking it apart to re-paint it will kill 2 birds with one stone for me. Fix the paint, and make it so i cant ride it for a little while. heres a picture of her after her last paint.


the paint will stay mostly the same (just a better paint, and hopefully less orange peel), only a few things are being changed, most wont even be noticed, the most noticable change will be that all the logos (that i never applied) will be painted on instead of decals. I will also be adding a carbon fiber front fender (notice in the pic my fender is busted and im using white duct tape to hold it together) and chain cover.

heres the progress,

almost apart:


Today, finished 8 coats of championship white.


up next, after the white cures, it will be masked in order to spray the jet black.
 

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nice, but you have to get rid of the golden spikes and the red chainguard, they arnt doing the bike any favours.

Champion white is soo nice out in the sun.
 

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spikes are going, CF chain guard has been ordered
 

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nice, but you have to get rid of the golden spikes and the red chainguard, they arnt doing the bike any favours.

Champion white is soo nice out in the sun.
+1 :laugh::laugh::laugh:

I like the red chain though... :thumbup:
 

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sorry if the pics are a lil blurry, taken with my phone.

masked up for the black.


5 coats of jet black sprayed


beginning to remove the masking


all un masked


next step is to fix the edges of the black where there's a little over spray, then, once i get the logo templates in, ill start spraying the red.
 

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Nice job so far! The white is definitely a nice choice as well as the black. :cool2: Hmm, I actually liked the golden spikes. lol

Anyhow, reminds me that I should probably do a paint job soon too. Unfortunately Im not a very patient man...
 

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That white is gorgeous.
 

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tail fairing cleared, cured, and installed. side note, i also coated the frame on a light coating of teflon, in hopes that dirt and grease wont stick to it so much, lets see how this works.


 

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I'd be interested to hear if the teflon does work. Is that a harbor freight air compressor? I think it says Central Pneumatic on it. What are you using for a spray gun as well?

I may finally be getting a new bike soon and I may be wanting to repaint it.
 

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yes Harbor Freight is my Hero. the gun im using i got for harbor freight too. its an HVLP gun that was on sale, works great, its not the best but it does the job.
 

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How's the combination of the HF compressor and gun working out? I'm thinking about getting into painting so I can do mine, but keep reading that you need at least a two-cylinder compressor to keep up with the air needs of the gun.. run into any issues?

Also, how much did each job run you in supplies and where do you get em? I can't seem to find any automotive paint suppliers by me and don't wanna get reamed paying shipping on each ten pound quart.
 

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the compressor is great, the gun is set to run at 30psi, and the tank kicks on at about 80 psi, so ive never come close to running out of air, it does kick on often, but if you don't mind the noise, than its nothing of a worry. as always, you get what you pay for, if you want a really really nice, show worthy paint, your gonna have to shell out some clams for that, but if you want a good paint job, this gets the job done. as per paint, for this project im using duplicolor paint shop, its fairly new, saw it on one of those shows on speed tv. it comes pre reduced, although, in my opinion, if you reduce it slightly more you get better results. Most of the auto parts stores near me have started carrying this, so check your local autozone or advance auto. only comes by the quart, and the color selection isnt huge, but you can always mix and match to create your own. or just google map "automotive paint supplies near (insert your location)"
 

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Good to hear. I have heard their air compressors are actually pretty good for the money. Wasn't sure about the paint gun.
 

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Carbon fiber front fender. picked this up on ebay from "bestem usa", it was surprisingly cheap, along with the other CF stuff they have for my bike (and others) so i ordered the fender to see the quality, and honestly its spot on, the weave is nearly perfect with the exception of one spot looks like it got slightly stretched (barely noticeable), and the clear coat and fitment were awesome, i will definitely be ordering more parts from them.


and fitted the main fairing.
 

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Today's progress







and then later it was all clear coated. oh and yes i fixed the stripe on the lower fairing.
 

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tanks on, everythings polished up, just waiting on a few accessories to get here before its done.

 
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