08 side covers

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  • Dirtbiker05

Posted November 09, 2007 - 01:06 PM


i am debating whether or not to remove the black paint from the side covers and polish them. they are half done now because of my boots and i got into an accident the other day so i think im pretty much done riding for the year. what do u think it would like? anygood? voice your opinion. thanks, Dirtbiker05.

  • clutchless

Posted November 09, 2007 - 01:45 PM


do it!!

every review says the paint comes off and the best time to do projects like that is when you are hurt. just take the time to do it RIGHT!

  • ThumperKid250F

Posted November 09, 2007 - 03:17 PM


sandblast it and then polish it, it doesent come out very shiny when you sandblast it but it gives it a very nice look. i also painted yamaha in black paint and it looks great. i would post a pic but i dont have a camra right now..

im also going to sand blast myside cases on my 450 also it just makes for a cleaner look:thumbsup:

  • Dirtbiker05

Posted November 09, 2007 - 03:57 PM


i also painted yamaha in black paint and it looks great.

i was thinking of sanding it by hand so yamaha will be left black. i will attempt it this weekend and try to get some pics up next week sometime. wish me luck!! :thumbsup:

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  • KJ790

Posted November 09, 2007 - 08:56 PM


If you leave some black around the edge it will look like this:

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If you get rid of all the black except for the writing, it will look like this:

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  • Dirtbiker05

Posted November 10, 2007 - 05:43 AM


thanks for the pics KJ790. i will leave some black around the edge first and see what i think and then if i dont like it i can just take it off. thanks for the help. o yea, by the way that kickstart looks sweet polished there KJ790. any tips about polishing the covers?

  • swaldrop

Posted November 10, 2007 - 02:48 PM


Polishing the clutch cover leads to quite the commitment. Here's a shot of mine. I just wet sanded it with 150 grit paper (plus some dremmel work) and it came out looking pretty good, plus it stays pretty much looking the same without a ton of upkeep.

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  • Dirtbiker05

Posted November 10, 2007 - 06:06 PM


here is what mine turned out like. didnt take very long at all. the pic isnt very good but im very happy with the way it turned out.

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