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Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2018, 01:43:03 PM »

Yeh it's handy for others to now know the red that matches.
Maybe you could sell the old fairings and get some money back?
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Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2018, 05:04:05 PM »

Almost there and it looks pretty good .
Just bought some clear coat which seems very good stuff . Just have to wait a few days to clear coat it but it does look sweet .
I used 800 grit wet/dry to merge the paint work and also used wipes that were taped to the panels to save getting lines instead of just taping masking tape to it .
Worked great and I am very happy with it . Just wish someone else had given me the color code before I tried 6 different color sparays  >:(
I have pictured the clear coat below and will post pics of panels when they are back on the bike but remember , most of the right hand fairings had deep scuffs , down to the fiber glass which looked black .
The clear coat is made by Dupli-Color........the same make as the paint I used .
« Last Edit: February 19, 2018, 05:07:12 PM by spit051261 »
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Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2018, 07:57:34 PM »

When you clearcoat mate, you don't have to wait too long between coats. Just wait until each coat has flashed off and gone tacky, then you can apply the next. It doesn't need to be touch dry.
You're doing a good job so far, as spraying is not easy and takes a lot of practice.
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Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2018, 06:14:20 AM »

After a bit of trial and error (and watching lots of YouTube videos) I think I have it right , at last  ::)
I made a mistake of only leaving the paint for a couple of days before messing around with it (still soft) . I also painted right up to the masking tape which left a clear line .
Anyway , I taped cheap cleaning cloths to the panels so there was no definite line there and have also decided to leave it for a couple of weeks to dry before clear coating it . I fly out soon anyway and won't be back for a fortnight so works out well .
This WILL be fine , I hope  ;D
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Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2018, 02:02:03 PM »

Still a bit of work to do .
The more I take it apart , the more I can see what needs fixing / replacing but I will get there soon .
Anyway , fairings are painted and on the bike and it looks OK .
I prefer just the RED look without ANY stickers or names but I may decide to decal it to the heavens .
There are parts that look ropy but that is just an optical illusion . I will take better pics tomorrow in sunlight .
That was the side that was scraped down to the black fiber glass .
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Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 08:02:07 PM »

My GV has no decals. Removed by the previous owner.
I feel they look kinda odd with no decals at all. Not sure if to leave mine as is or not.
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Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 11:32:29 PM »

My GV has no decals. Removed by the previous owner.
I feel they look kinda odd with no decals at all. Not sure if to leave mine as is or not.
I have a stack of decals read to go back on including a stack of GT650R ones .
I will see but will probably go overboard with them  ;D
Watch this space for before / after pictures  ;)
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Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2018, 02:00:35 PM »

Nice bike.
I really recommend using 2k clearcoat. Much better durability than 1k, and can handle gasoline spills.
Spraymax have 2k clearcoat on rattlecans.
I did my side fairings, fuel tank, and  lower fairings last week on my GSX600F.
I sprayed the clear 30 minutes after the last layer of 1k blue candy, to ensure proper adhesion.
Check out "Refinish Network" on Youtube. They have some good how too videos about painting with aerosols.

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