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Repairing /painting track fairings

Looking to fix up some track fairing I got for the low.. plan on doing some fiberglass repair where needed and then prep for paint. It doesnít have to be great.Iím pretty good at most diy stuff and Iím not in a rush so Iím going to take my time so I get the best finish I can knowing itís a track bike and it just might go down..starting this post for any tips anyone may have and to track my progress Repairing /painting track fairings-img_1081.jpgRepairing /painting track fairings-img_1085.jpgRepairing /painting track fairings-img_1087.jpgRepairing /painting track fairings-img_1204.jpg


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That post isnít coming up but I have gone threw and seen the majority of other post on the forum on the subject so I do have a general idea of how Iím going to get it done just going to post as I go so if I do have any specific questions I will already have a post on this. Should be getting some materials today if not this week to start repairing them


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That post isnít coming up but I have gone threw and seen the majority of other post on the forum on the subject so I do have a general idea of how Iím going to get it done just going to post as I go so if I do have any specific questions I will already have a post on this. Should be getting some materials today if not this week to start repairing them


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My bad. Url fixed: https://www.zx6r.com/mechanical-tech...fessional.html

Either way a lot of sanding will be involved.

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Finally able to get some progress done . Got all my supplies and starting with some minor fiber glass repairs . It was my 1st time using fiber glass had a little hiccups but so far so good


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Tail piece had the issue ran out of resin on my 2nd layer so it has a couple spots with air but still structurally sound enough for me taking a break for today Iíll update as I finish it


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Looking great! If you have any technical questions let me know. Work in a body shop myself. If going the rattle can route I'd highly recommend cans from NAPA. They are about $20 each, but can get any color you want and their activated clear is about as high quality you can get without a paint gun.

Edit: We have a mixing bank so I can look up paint codes and formula for every stock color on the bike. Plastics, frame, engine, etc. So if need a match on something you just give the code to NAPA and they mix you up a can.

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Looking great! If you have any technical questions let me know. Work in a body shop myself. If going the rattle can route I'd highly recommend cans from NAPA. They are about $20 each, but can get any color you want and their activated clear is about as high quality you can get without a paint gun.

Edit: We have a mixing bank so I can look up paint codes and formula for every stock color on the bike. Plastics, frame, engine, etc. So if need a match on something you just give the code to NAPA and they mix you up a can.
Blotto you seem to be experienced in the subject so I have a question for you. Would it be possible to use your mixing bank or one from NAPA to match my lower fairings with my side fairings? I have custom lower fairings that are flat black (same as the 2014 zx6r model) but I would love for them to match the side fairings that are Metallic Spark Black. I've included an attachment, basically I would like for the fairing circled in red to match the fairing circled in green and vice versa. Would it be possible to bring the lower fairings to NAPA and have them matched there? Or even possibly use your shop's services for that?
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So more progress hereís the 1st bondo Filler application
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Then sanded and primed planned on being ready for paint but some spots could use some more bondo
So I marked the spots and filled them..
1st time using bondo and it set quicker than I expected and I wish I wasnít so sloppy when I applied it in some areas just a pain sanding
now they are sanded down and I think ready for paint time to watch some videos but Iím happy with the repairs so far 1st time doing this type of work and itís not so bad..



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Sorry, for the delayed response. It's not showing any alternates for the Spark Black, so it should be a great match. It's color code 169. Should just be able to give napa the code and they will mix up a can. Here is an image of what my bank calls for, but every paint line is different.
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Realized after sanding it was going to be more filling and sanding to make it look more perfect but I said forget it. I was just going to rattle can them anyways so I didnít waste any more time hereís after I sprayed them going to sand wet sand a little and call it a day



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What primer did you use?

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I think it's for the best you don't go for perfection, it means you wont beat yourself up too much if you ever go down. As long as it looks good from 2-3 steps back... you're good.
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