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I've got the bike torn down for maintenance (spring break from school) and figured I might a well give it a new paint job since I got the down time. It's currently 'silver', which I'm not really a fan of.

I have some left over dupont chromabase, in red, with clear, 4-in-1, etc. I just had to buy the chromabase black and clear matte to go with it. I'm painting the frame black with the clear matte, and red/black two tone with gloss clear for the rest.

I'll be shooting it myself, so far it's only costing me $200 out of pocket. The fairings are crappy aftermarket fiberglass, but you can't really tell when they are assembled. They're a bit on the thin side though, so I'm going to put another layer of glass/resin with some supports, to sturdy them up (they flex too much), and some repairs too. Again, already have left over mesh(thin/thick) and gallon of resin/harder - so this is a low budget job. I would have gone with aftermarket pre-painted fairing set, but I have to shoot the tank anyway, so it works out better (i.e. cheaper).

This is the scheme I'm going for(2005):

(Those trim/lines)

But red/black like this:




I want to seal the decals/stickers under the clear (actually, between the clear coats). Anyone know where I can get this decal kit (from the first pic)? I've seen one or two places, but they're RR and not the 6R. I don't care about the monster logo, just everything else.
 

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No one? Oh well. I guess I'll just have to buy the RR set and find 6R decals for that area.

I also don't want the monster logo, so I was messing around with a 6R logo to go in that place. Any ideas?

I was toying around with this :
 

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Here's pretty much what I'm going to replace the monster logo area with:


Maybe a little more tweaking. Opinions?

the 6R goes on the right side (throttle handle side) and the ZX goes on the left side. I tried to do something with "636" on the left side, but nothing looked good enough (the area is kinda small). Any ideas? Putting 6R on the left side looks funny, because of the direction of the logo on that side.

I re-enforced the back side of the fiberglass side fairings. They were too flimsy-flexible before. I think I might make the vent hole smaller, so I can fit a larger decal size there. I have spider cracks on the surface (from the gel coat?), so I already have to apply paper thin mesh to repair them. I'd take pics, but it's not much to look at yet.
 

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Welp, things took longer than normal. I got the fairings painted and coated. That was last week. My make shift paint booth didn't work so great with a nasty wind gusts forcing me to hurry along. Got some dust specs on my clear. Oh well. I still need to order the decals/stickers/whatever.

I shot frame today. I bought some 5 star xtreme flat clear. Apparently it isn't a "flat" as they say. Looks like semi-gloss. Hope the sheen comes down over night or the next few days. In the process of plasti-dipping the rims (white) to see if I like the look before going with something more permanent.

I need to find some vinyl so I can put a white racing strip down the middle of the tank.
 

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Orange is hit or miss for me. Looks good in that pic though.

The color scheme of my bike matches my helmet (black, red, white).
Anyway, I think it looks fine.


 

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Welp.. the bike is back together:







I just need tires, surface mount turn signals, and an M4 exhaust (in that order). A new jumper seat too. A few decals too, but haven't figured that part out yet.

I absolutely love these shorty levers. Especially for the clutch. I was a little worried since I bought the heavier duty springs and clutch and was hoping it wouldn't be too hard on the hands. I wrapped the whole header, so we'll see how well it keeps the bike cool during those super hot days.
 

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Hi It might be an idea when you install the decals to get it all lacquered again . We did this on a VFR400 project I did a frew years ago with great results
 

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Clean. Nice. That muffler is nasty though. Only thing that takes away from your nice looking ride IMO.
 
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