Originally Posted by 600rr84
looks good for a rattle can job... nice work..
Thanks. I worked with what I had. Overall I like it, plus it matches my car now. Atleast the upper, lowers and cowl. The rest will match this weekend. :)
Originally Posted by pantablo
eric, I've done spray can color +clear from Color-Rite.com motorcycle paints. teh clear wont hold up, especially on the front facing parts (upper). I did my flyscreen on previous bike and it didnt hold up at all-in less than 6 months it looked very pot-marked with rock chips.
(from my gs500 site, my first bike):
Hmmm. I actually did my last 'job with the same automotivetouchup.com paint and had no chips whatsoever in the upper in the 3-4 months I had it. Only on the lower because I ran out of clear and only had two thin coats. I guess time will tell. I'm not too worried about it because if that does happen, it'll be a dedicated track bike by then. :)
Originally Posted by RedFireRR
Are you shittin me? Why didnt you take the fairings off to paint them?
No I'm not shittin you. I take it you didn't read what I wrote...
Cuz' I even reiterated once or twice...
Originally Posted by Nemesis
Can you use [img][/img] for the pics, please?
I know you're not computer illiterate.
Usually Imageshack does that for me and I cut and paste. I'll keep an eye out for that next time.
Originally Posted by Nemesis
How do I say this nicely without offending you? We've met, and if I say anything offending I don't mean to.
Now, with that said, I would have to agree with most of these guys.
The paint won't hold up, but if you were going for the less expensive, fast fix paint than it looks good to me.
There are a lot of different shades of silver, but again if it doesn't bother you than more power to you.
Personally, I give you A++++ for the effort and wanting to do it yourself. Trial and error, is what I say.
Yup a fast fix for a soon-to-be-dedicated track bike. Alot of shades of silver on MY bike? Are you trippin and not seeing all the different angles the florescent (sp?) light is reflecting off of? I assure you the upper, lower and cowl ARE one silver. Satin Silver Metallic, an Acura/Honda OEM paint (code:NH623M). This paint viewed from different angles will be darker in some areas due to the angles that light is reflected/refracted off of. Sorta like a silver chamelean (sp?). I guess thanks BTW. :)
Originally Posted by moeman
not bad for a temp paint job
Not exactly a temp job, well maybe untill I want to pay the money for a custom job I have in mind. But that won't be for a while. :)
Originally Posted by virtualbong
Eric, your bike sucks, your paint sucks, your riding skills suck and I'd kill you in MotoGP3 for Xbox if you ever dared to go Xbox Live...hahaha, jk. Pretty nice job for a DIY project. Now go ride some more while I get more and more jealous that you're in 60 degree weather and I'm in 30.
lol... you prolly would take me on MotoGP3 'cuz my Ethernet connection doesn't work Wil. lol Try 80 degree's this past weekend! Neener neener neener. lol j/k
Originally Posted by DeRRek
The only comment i have is if you're not scared to paint your own bike, then you should make a decent effort to do it right.....Take the fairings off. They come off easy enough, especially Sharkskins. That's just laziness.
As for the finish, it's tough to tell from a picture so i'll take your word for it. ;)
EXACTLY! They come off REAL easy! However, when you have to put it back on, THAT'S a whole 'nother story. I didn't have someone to help me and it's my daily rider so I had to put it on without the paint completely cured (ie soft). Now, working that upper around the tabs on the gas tank cover, clip-ons, frame slider AND plugging the gauge cluster in without scratching soft paint with only two hands to work with...
Do you now see why I opted to leave it on? :) Besides, I didn't overspray anything and it came out as planned. I have no complaints/regrets whatsoever. :)