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Well, I just learned what it would cost to paint the Sharkskinz in the same Operment Pearl Yellow that the 04 came in. Shocked is putting in mildly. I've been to a couple of places, so I'm not getting a hosing estimate. The fancy colors are just outrageous. I can't imagine putting that kind of money into painting parts on a track bike that are sooner or later going to get damaged.
So, how close do you think I could come to the original color in a single-stage enamel and then, how really noticeable do you think it would be with the tank still factory original.
 

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Here is another option:

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/paintshop.html

I have guns and a cans of primer and clear. If you want you can come down sometime and we can paint the fairings. Cans of paint are abotu $20-$23 at autozone/advanced/etc.
 

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sell your pretty tank, buy a not so pretty tank, use the difference to pay for a reasonably priced paint job.
 

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"How really noticeable do you think it would be with the tank still factory original".
At 100mph,you will never notice. :)
 

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Buddy of mine (painter) said that dupi color stuff is crap. He'd rather use their spray paint. It's cheaper, less hassel, and looks just as good.
 

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Buddy of mine (painter) said that dupi color stuff is crap. He'd rather use their spray paint. It's cheaper, less hassel, and looks just as good.
Their normal automotive spray paint is crap. The specialty paints are alil better.
 

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I thought of that, but the wife reminded me I could also lose a few pounds and go faster, so I think I will paint it.
I like the idea of a simply single-stage paint since I can't seem to get close without spending a fortune. The Colorite rattle cans might be an option, but I'm not sure how much they would cove, and I know they weren't turn out as good as a spray job. My last fairing was rattle canned. It worked, but **** the new track bike is pretty.
 

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I thought of that, but the wife reminded me I could also lose a few pounds and go faster, so I think I will paint it.
I like the idea of a simply single-stage paint since I can't seem to get close without spending a fortune. The Colorite rattle cans might be an option, but I'm not sure how much they would cove, and I know they weren't turn out as good as a spray job. My last fairing was rattle canned. It worked, but **** the new track bike is pretty.
Paint the body and alternate basic color. Then have a graphics shop colormatch the basic color to some vinyl, and do a graphic design carrying that color onto the top of the tank - like and arrow or a swoosh of some sort, get creative.
 

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I think it would be noticeable. However, being the fact that it's a track bike, do you really care?

You could always just sand down the tank, and paint it the same color as the rest of the bike.

You could probably paint the whole bike, primer, color, and clear, w/ the cost of sandpaper, for less than $100.


Only if you go with fairly cheap paint and don't put many layers of paint down(more than three).
 
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