650L- Anyone paint their sidepanels black?


12 replies to this topic
  • xrunt

Posted May 02, 2007 - 04:58 PM

#1

Wondering what this might look like with the bike all black and red with no white......? Photos appreciated. Cheers!

  • Rangerfng

Posted May 02, 2007 - 05:28 PM

#2

Take a look at my garage bro. i just did the same thing. i documented everything for all to see

  • Bibleman

Posted May 02, 2007 - 05:39 PM

#3

No, but I saw a picture of one with the air dams painted black and it looked real sharp. Today I got a can of Fusion spray paint made specifically for plastic. I'll let you know how it goes. If it works on the airdams I guess you could use it on the side covers too.

  • Rangerfng

Posted May 03, 2007 - 04:04 AM

#4

Hey bro. yake a look at my garage under the side pannels. I documented everything even my screw ups. it may help

  • COAL RUN

Posted May 03, 2007 - 06:12 AM

#5

How well does the paint hold up to off road use? I have also been thinking of trying this. Another thought was to use numberplate background the kind that comes in larg sheets. Anyone tried this??

  • camoman

Posted May 03, 2007 - 08:23 AM

#6

I used the Fusion paint on my side panels (white),,, looks great....
Laid it down on the trail the other day... still looks great.....

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  • asf

Posted May 03, 2007 - 10:40 AM

#7

I painted my R plastics with Fusion. I wasn't impressed with the fusion paint. I prepped the plastics with solvent, degreaser, then alcohol. I painted it in the sun, and it came out pretty uneven. I had to strip it and start over twice.

The can says not to use primer but that is BS. I finally used primer my last round. After using primer it came out great, nice and smooth. Hit it with a low or semi gloss clearcoat and it will take a beating with little or no wear. I've nicked my panels so many times with my boots and there's barely any evidence of a scratch after 1000 miles of street.


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  • GIANTac1

Posted May 03, 2007 - 03:28 PM

#8

I painted my R plastics with Fusion. I wasn't impressed with the fusion paint. I prepped the plastics with solvent, degreaser, then alcohol. I painted it in the sun, and it came out pretty uneven. I had to strip it and start over twice.

The can says not to use primer but that is BS. I finally used primer my last round. After using primer it came out great, nice and smooth. Hit it with a low or semi gloss clearcoat and it will take a beating with little or no wear. I've nicked my panels so many times with my boots and there's barely any evidence of a scratch after 1000 miles of street.


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Nice Bike! I love visiting the Bay area....GO A's! I also painted my side panels black with fusion. I did all the sanding then degreasing then painted. Turned out nice and shiney until......I dropped it. No big deal though, just clean then re-paint! My question is whats a good paint remover?

  • asf

Posted May 03, 2007 - 04:19 PM

#9

Thanks:ride:

I use spray paint remover by a company called Goof Off with excellent results.

  • xrunt

Posted May 04, 2007 - 07:45 AM

#10

Nice look asf!
Thanks for the photo - that's just what my mind couldnt do. Much cooler than white panels!!

  • mrazekan

Posted May 04, 2007 - 10:40 AM

#11

Hi XRUNT!

Here's what mine looks like with the Krylon fusion paint:

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I cleaned the plastics with acetone to get all of the dirt and grease off. Then I just sprayed it right on. 5 light coats looked great after drying. The paint is pretty flexible after drying. The tank is a black Clarke.

The bags did rub through the paint. and I ended up with a crack from a rock that started to peel on the "windscreen". I think it looks great!

  • Bibleman

Posted May 04, 2007 - 06:54 PM

#12

I did my air dams and two medium coats did the trick. I didn't want to try scractching the paint to check for adhesion so I gave the back of one a spritz this morning and by this evening it was almost impossible to scratch off. No cleaning or sanding either!

  • xrltim

Posted May 04, 2007 - 07:45 PM

#13

http://i12.photobuck...tim/011_15A.jpg


If you can see this pic you'll see mine. I've had them black for quite a while and taken many spills and scrapes. Holding up well.





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