Help me turn my WR all Black
Posted February 07, 2011 - 02:07 PM
Posted February 07, 2011 - 07:18 PM
Last year, while re-greasing the linkage and swing arm, I decided I was over the blue. It looks nice when it's new, but 5 years later.... it needed a change. So I went with a custom desert camo paint job.
Posted February 08, 2011 - 05:28 AM
Posted February 08, 2011 - 07:13 PM
I cleaned all the plastic and swing-arm with simple green before painting. The motor cases (didnt paint the cylinder or fuel tank) got painted as is.... just a wipe down.
For the templates, well i just tore pieces from a beer box.
It actually holds up quite well, just touch-up as needed.
Posted February 09, 2011 - 02:11 AM
Posted February 09, 2011 - 06:35 PM
Posted February 09, 2011 - 06:45 PM
As for paint holding up... it doesn't. If you mainly ride roads then it might be ok, but for dirt it scratches from hitting brush, roost, boot wear, and of course, crashing. I painted my XR200 back in the day when I was like 12 and found out that it was a big mistake in about a week when my bike was black with red specks and stripes all over it. If you don't mind touching up paint after every ride then it could stay looking decent, but that route is not for me.