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Old 09-07-2005, 01:02 PM   #1
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Painting Race Bodywork

Ok I plan on getting a Sharkskinz set of race bodywork for an '02 6R....expensive yes but they fit well compared to hotbodies from the accounts I've read. I wish I could get something cheaper but sets for the '02 are rare so I'm just going with these unless someone has an alternative. Most of the good bodywork outfits dont make sets for this year model anymore.

Anyways, I need to get these painted in Houston and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of someone who could do the job well. Not too cheap, not too expensive...looking for the best value. Someone who can color match kawasaki green would be great!

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Old 09-07-2005, 02:25 PM   #2
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planting on hittin the track??! I recommend you do it yourself. No need in spending $300 on a paintjob when you're gonna end up crashing and ruining it. just my $.02

Here's a pic of 2 bikes that were painted using rattle cans. I painted mine in the garage during the winter. Cost me about $30 bucks total and then I added the stickers.

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Re: Painting Race Bodywork

this capa "fool" is right. i bought a new set of plastics and highsided the first track day with them on. i did a little fiberglass repair and spray painted it again.

if it was street plastics then i would understand dropping $300.
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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planting on hittin the track??! I recommend you do it yourself. No need in spending $300 on a paintjob when you're gonna end up crashing and ruining it. just my $.02

Here's a pic of 2 bikes that were painted using rattle cans. I painted mine in the garage during the winter. Cost me about $30 bucks total and then I added the stickers.

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I like the paint job!

I was thinking about that too, or just running with the primer for a while since the season is almost done anyways. Yes I plan on using it at my next track day (addicted) so I can spare the street fairings from an early demise. I commute daily on it as well, so keeping the stock parts in reserve would be good in case of a binned bike.

Do you have to use a race fairing stay (GP-Tech, etc) or can you get by with the stock when using race plastics?
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you can use the OEM fairing stays. the godfather plastics i have line up very well to all the holes.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:00 PM   #6
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I've used flat black Krylon for years, touches up well and it's cheap! right:

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Re: Painting Race Bodywork

seams to be that once you get the race plastics you fall down and mess them up,.. i've seen it at the last 2 trackdays that i have attended.. i think i'll keep using the street wear.
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seams to be that once you get the race plastics you fall down and mess them up,.. i've seen it at the last 2 trackdays that i have attended.. i think i'll keep using the street wear.
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planting on hittin the track??!* I recommend you do it yourself.* No need in spending $300 on a paintjob when you're gonna end up crashing and ruining it.* just my $.02

Here's a pic of 2 bikes that were painted using rattle cans.* I painted mine in the garage during the winter.* Cost me about $30 bucks total and then I added the stickers.


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Re: Painting Race Bodywork

Thanks for the ideas, I'm going with PJ1 spray cans once I decide to paint the things:

http://www.pitposse.com/pj1framepaint.html

I'm figuring 5 cans. I'm getting a used GP fairing stay (turns out I have to get it for this model for best fit) and Dzus quick fasteners. I've seen tank covers out there as well, are they worth getting?

UFO, I like the graphic on the back of your helmet! Gives me something to try with my retired Icon
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Re: Painting Race Bodywork

Thanks for the suggestions. PJ1 makes a lime green spray paint for dirtbikes that matches my '02, they sell them at Wild West in Katy for $6.99.

The Sharkskinz ship primed...when I spray it should I wet sand and then apply, or just lightly scuff with 600 grit prior to paint?
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mine shipped primed but I wet sanded lightly and applied another coat. Then i sprayed and after adding about 3 coats I VERY LIGHTLY sanded the paint. I did it with the sandpaper a bit moist. I cant recall the grit. The then I put the stickers on it and then finally clear coated it. With the clear coat all the sanded marks that get on the paint go away. So don't panic if you have some light streak marks on the paint. If you wanna make it shiny some peple wet sand lightly again after they apply their coats of clear. and buff it. I just applied about 3 layers of clear and that was it. I didn't really care to sand again but mine turned out fine. right:
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planting on hittin the track??!* I recommend you do it yourself.* No need in spending $300 on a paintjob when you're gonna end up crashing and ruining it.* just my $.02

Here's a pic of 2 bikes that were painted using rattle cans.* I painted mine in the garage during the winter.* Cost me about $30 bucks total and then I added the stickers.

That helmet looks clean!
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What was that helmet originally?
If you're referring to Carlos's it was an old Suomy R1 helmet they had. You may remember it. it was the white and red one they first came out with.
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What was that helmet originally?
If you're referring to Carlos's it was an old Suomy R1 helmet they had.* You may remember it.* it was the white and red one they first came out with.
Looks real good!
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What was that helmet originally?
If you're referring to Carlos's it was an old Suomy R1 helmet they had.* You may remember it.* it was the white and red one they first came out with.
Looks real good!
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