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Old 08-24-2010, 06:09 PM   #21
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Make sure you clean it with soap and water.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:57 PM   #22
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No one ever tucks and looks through the screen. Try it you end up peering over it. Or well no one needs to at least. Even at 180mph I look over it. Painted my last two bikes and will never go back!

Tips use krylon fusion, clean the screen with dish soap and water very well (nothing with lotion), use electrical tape to mask the edges, you paint the inside not outside, use semigloss or flat for best look.

Like all spraypaint use lots of thin coats. The inside of a windscreen is very curved so the paint will run real easily. Don't use cheap spraypaint it is thinner and hard to work with.

Spray tint is for glass not plastic. The spray tint for tail lights aka plastic is actually a dark red/brownish color and doesn't look good at all

In my opinion the best look is achieved by masking the entire lip and painting up to it. Just mask real good with electrical tape. Oh and use electrical over masking bc it is way more flexible so you can sit it perfectly on the complex compound curves of the screen.
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No one ever tucks and looks through the screen. Try it you end up peering over it. Or well no one needs to at least. Even at 180mph I look over it. Painted my last two bikes and will never go back!

Tips use krylon fusion, clean the screen with dish soap and water very well (nothing with lotion), use electrical tape to mask the edges, you paint the inside not outside, use semigloss or flat for best look.

Like all spraypaint use lots of thin coats. The inside of a windscreen is very curved so the paint will run real easily. Don't use cheap spraypaint it is thinner and hard to work with.

Spray tint is for glass not plastic. The spray tint for tail lights aka plastic is actually a dark red/brownish color and doesn't look good at all

In my opinion the best look is achieved by masking the entire lip and painting up to it. Just mask real good with electrical tape. Oh and use electrical over masking bc it is way more flexible so you can sit it perfectly on the complex compound curves of the screen.
Awesome! thanks man, Im gonna give it awhile and will do a before and after picture so anyone else who is curios can take a look at it. where can i get the Krylon paint?
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:21 AM   #24
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Awesome! thanks man, Im gonna give it awhile and will do a before and after picture so anyone else who is curios can take a look at it. where can i get the Krylon paint?

http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/

http://www.krylon.com/locator/index.jsp

Check out Lowes or Home Depot

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No one ever tucks and looks through the screen. Try it you end up peering over it. Or well no one needs to at least. Even at 180mph I look over it. Painted my last two bikes and will never go back!

Tips use krylon fusion, clean the screen with dish soap and water very well (nothing with lotion), use electrical tape to mask the edges, you paint the inside not outside, use semigloss or flat for best look.

Like all spraypaint use lots of thin coats. The inside of a windscreen is very curved so the paint will run real easily. Don't use cheap spraypaint it is thinner and hard to work with.

Spray tint is for glass not plastic. The spray tint for tail lights aka plastic is actually a dark red/brownish color and doesn't look good at all

In my opinion the best look is achieved by masking the entire lip and painting up to it. Just mask real good with electrical tape. Oh and use electrical over masking bc it is way more flexible so you can sit it perfectly on the complex compound curves of the screen.
I tuck behind mine at the dragstrip, but i have to consciously tuck that far behind the screen, naturally, im looking over it, so remember that if you decide to do some racing or something that you cant tuck that far behind the screen anymore.

If it was me, id just buy a tinted screen, but your bike, your money, do as you see fit

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Old 08-28-2010, 01:30 AM   #26
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on my tail lights for my truck, i used model car window tint (available at any hobby shop). try that. works like a charm. LIGHT coats til you get the desired darkness. looks black on the tail lights in reverse. u can get a tinted screen off ebay for around 30 if you wanna go that route. just my .02
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Painted the inside of mine red and black with Krylon fusion paint.. Came out bad .. Just make sure you clean the inside really well and it looks better if you mask the edges, just remember not to rush it and im sure you will be happy with the end result!
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clear with any color you want in it. it will tint as light or dark as you want.

As for the comment NO ONE tucks behind a screen....BS.

I have always tucked in with my helmet in the tank recess, and I'm not a small guy. I love tucking so far in that you cant hear wind noise anymore. The pure mechanical sound is bliss.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:22 PM   #30
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if you are into designs, use a RAPID-O-GRAPH pen (it will adhere to a clean plastic)

Trace your design on the backside of the screen, with the actual design or graphic taped on the front. Once when the design is done, use the small detail painting.shadowing, etc. When done, then apply whatever solid color (background) you want the screen to be, sealing in your painted design, and protecting it.

I have made numerous anime "animation cel" screens, and a few other designs that way. Take your time, and you will have exceptional results!
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:50 PM   #31
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Vaseline is another secret weapon. If your dont want paint to adhere to a section (raised letters, ie), carefully rub some on the surface, spray it, and that section will wipe clean after the paint sets. I do this on brake calipers often, and wheels.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:07 PM   #32
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Thanks for helping me start brain storming. For the ones that have sprayed, so you spray directly on.. meaning that the plastic takes the paint well or should you scuff the surface of your screen? Do you put anything on top of the dry paint to protect it (like a clear)
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Mine is pictured on the first page. Mine just has a silver gsxr sticker, and painted black on the inside. No clear coat. Just make sure your windscreen is very clean or some of those smudges and what not will still show. Mine is shiny on the outside cause I keep it clean as , plus my garage lights are kinda bright.
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I did it on my old SV....b/c the screen was faded yellow and it came out nice.

TIP** paint the inside of the screen
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Sweet! I havent gotten around to it yet...been pretty busy! but I really wanna do it soon! Will post pics!
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prep time wasnt too bad...I just used some masking tape and a xacto knife to get precision corners on the front.
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Looks like it turned out great! Glad it worked out for ya..
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Looks like it turned out great! Glad it worked out for ya..
Thanks! Ya, it took about 30 minutes, and $4, definitley will never turn back now. "$4 can oh paint">"$70 Puig Smoke screen"
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