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i saw pics on here of someone's matte silver fury that had the side covers painted to match the bike. i cant' find the pics to save my life. i really liked the look and definitely think it brings the focus to the motor of the bike. i really want to do this to mine, i have a blue one. where did you get the paint?
 

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go to colorrite.com they are the ones who make the paint for the fury's and other bikes as well. just enter in model year, etc and paint and paint codes pop up. good luck
 

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predator, i thought that was your bike. thanks to both of you guys for the link. what kind of prep work did you need to do? did you sand first or just paint over? btw, i'm lovin those grips, where are they from?
 

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Yes, you will need to sand down the chrome :D I started with an 800 grit to scuff up the chrome, applied 4 layers of paint with a 20 min flash time, then I finished of the last coat with a 1500 grit rub down. No clearcoat needed ;)

The grips are from Accutronix "Tribal" themed parts :cool:
 

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will the same method work for the blue? i have a shiny finish vs. your matte silver... mine also requires a base coat. so i'm thinking sand chrome, 2 coats of base, 2 coats of blue, and then finish sand? is that correct?
 

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You may want to apply a clear coat to your finish... also, I'm not sure how many coats you may require, you should be able to tell once you start applying the paint ;)
 

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i've bookmarked the site. i'm thinking this will be a good weekend project sometime this winter. thanks for the help guys and after looking at the bike again, i'm definitely thinking i need the clear coat too.
 

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after looking at the bike again, i'm definitely thinking i need the clear coat too.

My bike is gloss black. When I painted my covers I put 4 coats of clear on them. Looks good so far.
 

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My bike is gloss black. When I painted my covers I put 4 coats of clear on them. Looks good so far.
4 coats sounds about right. when did you sand and what grit? i just wanna make sure i get it right the first time.
 

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It would be bice if Honda or a Vendor would sell these.

I want to do this, but I would rather $ for it to get done right. I am not saying others cannot do this right, I am saying I couldn't. U hope Honda or someone cones out with side panels and colors to match. That looks so much better though with them painted. Great job Predator!
 

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I haven't done it yet, but I will sand between coats. I've painted lots of other plastic parts for the interiors of cars with a spray can, and never had any problems.
 

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I haven't done it yet, but I will sand between coats. I've painted lots of other plastic parts for the interiors of cars with a spray can, and never had any problems.
i'm glad to know you've done it before, i haven't. that's why i keep asking for details. i hope it doesn't bother you but what grit sand paper should i use and when? can you give me a step by step process to follow? i've painted before and done fairly well but i've never painted anything that was this important to me. i don't wanna screw it up and make it look like bubba did it.
 

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Here is what worked for Predator on his side covers:

"I sanded the chrome down with 800 grit sand paper so the paint will stick. In between coats I sanded 100 grit and then 1500 grit. 4 coats total, 20 minute flash time."
 

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Here is what worked for Predator on his side covers:

"I sanded the chrome down with 800 grit sand paper so the paint will stick. In between coats I sanded 100 grit and then 1500 grit. 4 coats total, 20 minute flash time."
This is basically how I did mine. Instead of 800 grit I used red scotchbrite pads to prep the chrome for paint.

I suspect Predator meant 1000 grit not 100.
 

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Yes :D 1000 grit

If you do not feel comfortable doing this on your own, a body shop shouldn't charge too much to accomplish this. I had my side cover completed in about 3 hours (Counting the 20 min flash times, paint and prep)

EDI: Make sure you get a tack cloth so you can get all of the fine dust wiped off before applying another coat of paint :cool:
 
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