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    Painted My Bike and More - Pics

    Last year I wrecked my bike on good ol' Trimmer Springs Road next to Pine Flat Dam east of Fresno. I got it back up and running with some black primer and Ebay parts. This year, full paint job.

    Spent about $120 in primer, paint, clear, sandpaper. Another $150 in one-time costs for HPLV gun from Lowe's, tarps and air filters for my makeshift paint booth, respirator, etc. Very happy with the results. It's a 90-95% the quality of a factory paint job and looks real good, even up close.

    These pics are pure paint and don't even have wax on them yet. I also painted the rear sets and some misc plastic pieces that were originally unpainted stock.

    Other mods -

    Wheels. The bike came with red wheels. I polished the outer lip by taping off the inside, using Aircraft Stripper from Pep Boys on the paint, and then polishing with some Mother's.

    Fender - used a grinder to get off, and used parts from the fender to remount the plate under the seat.

    Exhaust - cut it in half and removed the innards. Welded it back together, painted it with engine enamel.

    Sorry, I didn't wash the bike before I took these pics but it still looks pretty clean.
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    Nothing to be sorry about, it looks like you did a fine job

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    Looks great to me!
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    looks good, wanna paint my bike?

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    Nice Job!!!

    Bring it By Saturday!

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    Superb!!
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    BE-U-TI-FUL, Nice job, now it is "your's"

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    All black! Love it! Great job Agustin

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate all the comments!

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    Nice work! Nice looking bike!

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