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Has anyone else painted the side covers on their BLUE fury? I'd like to see some pics to compare my painting to. I just finished painting mine as well as the side mount license plate bracket. FWIW I got the bracket for $19.99 shipped off of ebay. I decided I didn't need the high dollar elaborate chrome bracket just to hold a little license plate. I got what I needed in unfinished stainless and painted it to match the swingarm...
 

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I can't post pics until i'm finished sanding and polishing. That's why I was ASKING for them. When it's all done and back on the bike, I'll post pics. Thanks. Smartasses. :cool:
 

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Has anyone else painted the side covers on their BLUE fury? I'd like to see some pics to compare my painting to. I just finished painting mine as well as the side mount license plate bracket. FWIW I got the bracket for $19.99 shipped off of ebay. I decided I didn't need the high dollar elaborate chrome bracket just to hold a little license plate. I got what I needed in unfinished stainless and painted it to match the swingarm...
I could see how they got confused
 

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Has anyone else painted the side covers on their BLUE fury? I'd like to see some pics to compare my painting to. I just finished painting mine as well as the side mount license plate bracket. FWIW I got the bracket for $19.99 shipped off of ebay. I decided I didn't need the high dollar elaborate chrome bracket just to hold a little license plate. I got what I needed in unfinished stainless and painted it to match the swingarm...
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Ok, you're right, I should have clarified. What I wanted to see was another blue fury with painted side panels to match so I could compare my paint job quality to theirs. As far as the side mount license plate bracket goes, like I said, I don't need anything extravagant to hold a tiny license plate so I got one of these off of ebay and painted it to match. Vertical Side Mount Motorcycle License Plate Bracket : eBay Motors (item 220543650433 end time Jan-27-10 05:11:13 PST)
I've gotta let the paint cure for 3-5 days according to the directions and then wet sand and polish. as soon as that is done and I put it back on the bike, I'll upload some pics so you can see how it all turned out. Here is a pic of what I have so far. It looks WAY better in person. When they're back on the bike, I'll use the digital camera to take good pics instead of the cell phone camera I used for this one. Feedback?
 

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Ok, you're right, I should have clarified. What I wanted to see was another blue fury with painted side panels to match so I could compare my paint job quality to theirs. As far as the side mount license plate bracket goes, like I said, I don't need anything extravagant to hold a tiny license plate so I got one of these off of ebay and painted it to match. Vertical Side Mount Motorcycle License Plate Bracket : eBay Motors (item 220543650433 end time Jan-27-10 05:11:13 PST)
I've gotta let the paint cure for 3-5 days according to the directions and then wet sand and polish. as soon as that is done and I put it back on the bike, I'll upload some pics so you can see how it all turned out. Here is a pic of what I have so far. It looks WAY better in person. When they're back on the bike, I'll use the digital camera to take good pics instead of the cell phone camera I used for this one. Feedback?
Nice... was just about to ask you how it was coming along :D Oh, increase your resolution on your cell phone!!!!
 

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Nice... was just about to ask you how it was coming along :D
Surprisingly easy. I've never done any automotive type painting before so I was a little intimidated by the candied color. According to the directions, only allow a 20 min flash time between coats so I was afraid to do any sanding between coats. If I had it to do over again, I think I could do a little better now after figuring out some little tricks to using this type of paint, but overall I'm pretty impressed with what I've done. Especially the license plate bracket. $19.99 can't be beat for a bracket that's gonna be covered by the plate anyways. The other side can just blend into the swingarm now. I know I can't sand for a couple more days but I'll probably put them on the bike tomorrow just to take some pics. Next is the stealth tail light, mirrors, grips and pegs. I just have to wait a few months till my birthday....:eek:
 

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Nice... was just about to ask you how it was coming along :D Oh, increase your resolution on your cell phone!!!![/QUOTE]

cell phone resolution is set at 1600x1200. That's as high as it goes.:(
 

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Surprisingly easy. I've never done any automotive type painting before so I was a little intimidated by the candied color. According to the directions, only allow a 20 min flash time between coats so I was afraid to do any sanding between coats. If I had it to do over again, I think I could do a little better now after figuring out some little tricks to using this type of paint, but overall I'm pretty impressed with what I've done. Especially the license plate bracket. $19.99 can't be beat for a bracket that's gonna be covered by the plate anyways. The other side can just blend into the swingarm now. I know I can't sand for a couple more days but I'll probably put them on the bike tomorrow just to take some pics. Next is the stealth tail light, mirrors, grips and pegs. I just have to wait a few months till my birthday....:eek:
I know.. sometimes it's soo annoying to wait inbetween money, pay periods or time off to do things.... as I said in my other post... UGGGG... lol
 

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Here are some pics of what I've got so far. I'm waiting on my Mayhems to come back from Fuggin. When I get some sunshine, I'll get it outside for some better pictures. What do you guys think?
 

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Here are some pics of what I've got so far. I'm waiting on my Mayhems to come back from Fuggin. When I get some sunshine, I'll get it outside for some better pictures. What do you guys think?
That looks good... especially from up close... don't know though, from afar, I think it needs something to break up the blue slightly? Maybe some kind of pattern of some kind? But, it's really not too shabby :cool:
 

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Hmmm, is that metallic blue or just the same shade of blue?
 

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Hmmm, is that metallic blue or just the same shade of blue?
it's the honda fury oem blue with the required basecoat. I got it from colorite. I know what u mean about the far away shot but keep in mind, the mayhems go right across there...

the base coat appears to be a metal flake silver. very "mercury" "liquid metal" looking when it goes on. The blue is a very transparent candied blue that requires 3-4 coats before the shade will start to match the bike. It's pretty hard to compare because it just dries like a matte blue and it's hard to say when you've got it just right. It all comes alive when the clearcoat is applied and somehow it seems that it makes the metal flake from the silver "pop" through the blue at that point. It's really neat to see it all step by step.
 

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it's the honda fury oem blue with the required basecoat. I got it from colorite. I know what u mean about the far away shot but keep in mind, the mayhems go right across there...
Yea... don't see the metallic speckle's in the paint is what I'm saying, same shade of paint, just not met. speckle's.. I did look at it from a left side point of view and can see what you're talking about....
 

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Yea... don't see the metallic speckle's in the paint is what I'm saying, same shade of paint, just not met. speckle's.. I did look at it from a left side point of view and can see what you're talking about....
Yeah, the metal flake is very difficult to see in the pics. And fwiw, those pics were taken with digital camera. It just doesn't show up well. Maybe it'll look better in direct sunlight but it's dark and raining here right now. In person, the sparkle is easy to see. After having done it all and learning some tricks, I think I could make it sparkle even more if I had it to do over again. However, knowing that the right side will be covered by the pipes, and the left side by my leg, I don't think it's worth stripping and starting over. Again, it looks pretty good in person. I've found the grips I want and the pegs will match.

Custom Motorcycle Grips Chrome Spike Shooter XL
I think I'll be taping them off and painting the grooves with my leftover paint...
 

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RY. When you painted did you use the 'spray cans' from colorrite or the quarts????

As I have stated in past posts, colorrite is not the OEM paint for the fury but has a very close match.
Similar to purchase of Dupot for a Harley-- They don't make the paint but that can cross-reference the color. The Candy is simply an intercoat clear with Candy color added. This is a hard system to match when painting. The metalic base coat has to have perfect covering and then the candy gives the color sheen to the base.

I am suprised that the candy is covering up the metallic with such intensity. Usually, the candy will bring out the met. in the base. If you used the cans, it will be much, much harder to match as the propellant acts as a contaminate at times and the flow is just not as uniform as with mixed/sprayed paint.

You did a great job considering the difficulty in this finish. The Blue is the only Tri-Coat color in the Fury Palet. None of the local paint jobbers have the formula yet. Colorrite had experimented enough to get the closest match for paint so far.

I do, however have the met. Silver code from PPG. I will post it on that thread for anyone needing it. They are still working on the other codes. The Silver is a "perfect" match and I will be sending them parts of the other colors to scan and formulate but at 30 degrees and a couple of inches of snow on the ground, I can't say when that will be.

Hat's off to you on your paint. Always looks better in person than on a pic.
 

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RY. When you painted did you use the 'spray cans' from colorrite or the quarts????

As I have stated in past posts, colorrite is not the OEM paint for the fury but has a very close match.
Similar to purchase of Dupot for a Harley-- They don't make the paint but that can cross-reference the color. The Candy is simply an intercoat clear with Candy color added. This is a hard system to match when painting. The metalic base coat has to have perfect covering and then the candy gives the color sheen to the base.

I am suprised that the candy is covering up the metallic with such intensity. Usually, the candy will bring out the met. in the base. If you used the cans, it will be much, much harder to match as the propellant acts as a contaminate at times and the flow is just not as uniform as with mixed/sprayed paint.
You're right, and I did use the cans. It's not exactly perfect but it is VERY difficult to tell a difference in person.
 
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