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Old 04-29-2007, 08:38 AM   #1726
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When it happens, it looks like this:
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:39 PM   #1727
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Took friday off to go riding with a buddy.
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:33 PM   #1728
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:57 PM   #1729
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:49 PM   #1730
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #1731
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New Paint!

I finally got around to repainting my ride over the last two weeks. I went with an Audi/VW deep metallic blue in a base coat/clear coat application I used a cheap $35 HVLP spray gun and my friend's garage as a paint booth. My local auto body shop was very helpful in advising me about the prep work, including how to repair some scratches in my topcase that were the result of my 1150's total loss collision.

Here's a before shot with the repair and most of the prep work completed on the primered top case:

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:02 PM   #1732
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What it looks like now. The black textured areas are Herculiner, bought at my local auto parts store:
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:03 PM   #1733
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And now a closeup:
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:51 PM   #1734
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And now a closeup:
I especially like the bug detail you added,, very authentic!!

Thinking of doing the same on mine,, Sparkle Black... MMmm
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:10 PM   #1735
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I especially like the bug detail you added,, very authentic!!
Yeah, I noticed that after I posted the pic. It was clean this morning!
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Thinking of doing the same on mine,, Sparkle Black... MMmm
Sparkle Black. That's the same thing my wife said when she saw it! I don't really care for the shiny look of the Herculiner but the body shop guy believes it will dull with time. I hope so!

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Old 04-30-2007, 11:56 PM   #1736
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Yeah, I noticed that after I posted the pic. It was clean this morning!

Sparkle Black. That's the same thing my wife said when she saw it! I don't really care for the shiny look of the Herculiner but the body shop guy believes it will dull with time. I hope so!

Kev.
I must admit I prefer the original silver on the tank to that Herculiner.. looks too blobby for my taste.. However,, I respect your individuality and God-Given Right to "Boldly go where no mans has gone before"
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:21 AM   #1737
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looks too blobby for my taste..
The pics really don't do the texture justice. It's actually quite uniform. You should have seen my first attempt with the Herculiner. Now that was blobby! It was a real PITA to take off too. I had to paint it repeatedly with straight Xylene just to soften it enough to penetrate it with a chisel!

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Old 05-01-2007, 09:23 AM   #1738
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Good job with the paint work! Looks sweet.. Blue def suits the GS
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:24 AM   #1739
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This is my 1st post in daforum...
Proudly presenting my lady, just one week old!
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:25 PM   #1740
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Gravity Defying GS?

Gemara- Either you altered your photo, or you have GS that doesn't require a stand!
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