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Old 06-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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Painting a 990??

I know there are a few threads about this, but we need something to talk about, right??

My '07 S (blue) is a good looking bike, nice and clean (now) with a little bling. But the paint is peeling off pretty good. Started on top of the tanks at the bend to the gas caps. And now is in a downward spirial. And underneth the paint is a dull, off color blue primer looking stuff.

So, I know nothing about painting, but what kind of price are we talking for a good, solid color paint job?? 200 bucks? or 2000 bucks?? And can I expect it to last and stick well to the plastic?? I expect all the old, peeling paint will have to be removed, and how do I do that?? At least there is no rust to deal with. And does anyone know if the OEM KTM stickers for a "S" model are available??

I thought about getting a custom wrap job from the guy on here from across the pond (cant think of his name now), but from what I understand, the wrap only covers the flatter areas of the body and doesnt completely wrap corner to corner.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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Hi The stickers can be done by most vinyl guys on line . I just told them the dimensions I wanted ,just make sure whoever sprays it adds a bit of flex to the paint and lacquers over the stickers . I had mine done 6 years ago and it is still mint.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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I had my tanks and upper fairings repainted early on. Price for those 4 items was $600 which included replacement KTM graphics. This also included them recommending extra coats of clear coat (6 total). This was done in Huntington Beach California by Color Zone ( specialists in motos and moto helmets).

They custom mixed to match my side panels as I didn't need entire bike repainted. They claim factory motorcycle paint batches are never 100% and fading adds an additional challenge.

They made their own KTM graphics which matched perfectly and saved me a bunch.

The paint job turned out great. The extra clear coat makes my bike look super luster shiny, hides today's small scratches. I always get compliments/ complaints from other riders how "clean" my bike looks during a long dusty adventure ride.

Best was I was able to have the "GO!! Logo removed, which KTM clear coated to the tank... That monicker didn't translate like "Galuoise". I find the lines of the bike show much better without it. Just my opinion.

The paint has a hard time staying on the leading upper edge of the fairing's tiny "double edge" and also at the bottom edge of the fuel tank near the exhaust heat. Mine is starting to wear off there after 6 years, which is finally developing a nice "patina".
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