Go to another place that will do the job?
Whoa there fellow forum member. I am by no way bashing him or trying to be "not nice". As stated in my title, I was not aware it was such a pain (until speaking with him). He said the same thing about "touch-ups" that you mention, as well as a small bit of other helpful info. He was a very nice dude. The people I spoke to said "he's the guy to see" in my area. Just because I said I was not thrilled, only means I did not enjoy the outcome of my situation. I did have some reservations that the job is not as impossible as he claimed, but I think you mistake my brevity in explaining the situation for some type of lack of respect for the dude I spoke with.but, bashing a guy that has to put his name and reputation on a finished product, because he refuses to cut corners on a repair, when you don't understand what the "correct" repair would be, is not nice.
I really do appreciate his/your advice and hope my response to him didn't come off as being too defensive to him or anyone else. I'm really not trying to start an argument and only want to address the issue...Ski nailed it. Cover that up with the tank covers and call it done. If you insist on not running those, you will need to get the entire tank painted, and there is a very good chance that in sunlight it will not exactly match your body panels.
If you go this route do both touch ups paint and clear otherwise you will always be touching that spot upget the guards, make sure it covers all your concerns, if they do, get some clear touch up from the automotive store, or a white touch up, and cover the bare metal for protection. that should address most of your concerns, and look good afterward. Ski
Hey, the touch up kit isn't bad. Give it a shot and if all else fails, now you know and can let us knowwell it sounds like just touching it up and puttin' on the covers is the way to go then.. It certainly sounds like it will be cheaper, even though that's not a huge concern.
I might have to find a friend with a better brush stroke than me, so to speak.
I appreciate all the input. I'll make sure to get some pics up once I get'r'done.
I have used the colorrite on a small scratch on my tank, and it looks horrible! I used the base and Pearl Flat White, which is what colorrite recommends. It's not even close to same color of my tank. :thumbdown: I wasted like $30 on the colorrite trash.Hey, the touch up kit isn't bad. Give it a shot and if all else fails, now you know and can let us know
Kawasaki Pearl Flat Stardust White
Pictures? And thanks for being the test dummy and sharing the results. Jokes aside, now we know not to get itI have used the colorrite on a small scratch on my tank, and it looks horrible! I used the base and Pearl Flat White, which is what colorrite recommends. It's not even close to same color of my tank. :thumbdown: I wasted like $30 on the colorrite trash.
I agree, If the carbon tank sliders will cover it, thats your best bet.what you have to understand is, there is no "touch up" that will look good. any quality autobody or motorcycle refinishing shop will have to paint the ENTIRE TANK to make it look good. most places have their own paint system, and do not want to order from color rite anyway.
your best bet is to buy a set of r&g carbon fibre tank slider/protectors that will go over the area and hide your boo boo. R G Racing Carbon Fibre Tank Sliders to Fit Kawasaki zx6r 2009 2014 Ninja Tank | eBay
but, bashing a guy that has to put his name and reputation on a finished product, because he refuses to cut corners on a repair, when you don't understand what the "correct" repair would be, is not nice.
to start you have to remove the tank, disassemble the tank, and remove ALL THE FUEL AND VAPORS (it will go into a baking booth to cure the finish), then you have: the repair, then the refinish, and finally replacement of the 2 ninja logos, plus paint and materials for repair and refinishing. maybe the shop doesn't do bikes. call your local dealer, ask who they use for refinishing repairs. that will be a good place to start.
those pearl colors are awesome but, they come at a price. that price is, they are expensive to repair correctly.
and for the record, I have the pearl white 13 as well. my race body work was painted a custom pearl white, so I didn't have to buy color rite paint.