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OEM fairings vs painting?
ok so i got into a minor accident and it turns out im going to get more than expected from my insurance company. Now the main part that was damaged, was the rear tail fairing. It just so happens that i have a spare rear tail fairing, that has no cracks or nothing, but rash. Now i can either buy a OEM one from the dealership at 450 dollars, or i can just go to a shop and have them professional paint it, the thing is im OCD when it comes to my bike, and how close can u get to it looking exactly like it used to look without going OEM??
i know u can take it to a shop and there take a paint chip of the bike and theyll get the color code and what not, but does that method work for a PERFECT MATCH?
ALso when i asked the dealer about the solo cowl (which was also damaged) he told me that they dont sell it, and that honda never did and these bikes did not come with solo cowls just with seats, i wa suprised i even told him "really? cuz i remember when i bought my 04 gixxer it came with both the seat and the -" he cuts me off and says "this aint suzuki, were to different companies bro"
if that true? cuz the solo cowl on my bike looks pretty OEM to me