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Repsol Conversion

I stated a thread when I first joined, and felt like updating. Still not fully complete, she's getting closer. I think I will plasti-dip some black honda wings on the tank to get a feel for how it looks before a permanent spray. Let me know what you guys think, and maybe she will get entered in this months BOTM. Who knows haha.
You can see the peeling on the clear over the black. Prevented me from sleeping at night.


Thanks to some great how-to guides, there was minimal fuel loss.

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Aircraft remover hard at work. Not sure if this was the most effective way of paint removal, but it worked.



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base coat applied

A few pictures went missing, but it was more of the same. A few more coats applied, followed by a few clear coats. Aaaand the reinstall




And a little help from a $3 ebay purchase



Its not a perfect paint job, but in my opinion looks way nicer than before. I did the best I could with basically no painting experience, and a very dusty/windy environment. Took a few days for the vapors to leave the garage/my house, but it's basically back to normal. A good respirator is an absolute must. I was always a huge fan of the Repsol setup and loved watching Rossi tear tracks up on his RC211V. Ill throw up some more once I get a basic wing concept down. Let me know what you guys think...but...go easy!
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Nicely done....for what you had to work with. I was also admiring the Red Wings flag too.



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I was also admiring the Red Wings flag too.
Always nice to see another winged wheel supporter, even if it is a rough season. I still have hope...
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Looks good man. If I still lived in vegas, I would repaint my bike myself. I had a nice homemade booth in my garage. Being that I live in Cali again, I dont wanna take the chance. Lol

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Looks good man. If I still lived in vegas, I would repaint my bike myself. I had a nice homemade booth in my garage. Being that I live in Cali again, I dont wanna take the chance. Lol

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Thanks mac! How did you have your booth set up? May need to invest in one in the future, has been a fun side project.
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Thanks mac! How did you have your booth set up? May need to invest in one in the future, has been a fun side project.
I'll see if dig up some old pics. If not, I'll draw up a schematic for u. Haha

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good job mate, matches perfectly, was this a rattlecan job?

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good job mate, matches perfectly, was this a rattlecan job?
Thanks polar, no rattlecans here. I took the fairing to a local paint shop and had them match. Guy said it wouldn't be spot on, but I wasn't going for an award. It was however, a huge learning experience with activators, bases, reducers etc. All in all, not shabby.
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Always nice to see another winged wheel supporter, even if it is a rough season. I still have hope...
i don't want to hear about your rough season. My two teams (Ranger/Devils fan) are doing terrible this year.

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