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painting a colored windscreen question

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Old 02-24-2010, 10:50 PM
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Hello, I i've seen previous posts about people painting their windscreen using plastic spray paints. I'm on a slim budget so although i'm sure i could find a cheap one on ebay for 40-50 bucks, i'd rather put that towards upgrading/improving something else on my bike. Below is a picture of the windscreen on my bike (notice how yellow and blue really don't go together)



i was thinking about painting it blue, but then i figured it would show through as green. So if i paint it black, will it appear black over all, or will that annoying yellow still be obvious.
i've read a lot about how its a big NO-NO to paint the front of the windscreen, but in this case would it be neccessary?
 

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Old 02-24-2010, 10:56 PM
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i cant' get the picture to load. but its a yellow windscreen on a blue f2
 
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:49 AM
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No pics = fail. ;-) you're link sends you to a sign-in page.

As for your questions... You *can* paint the front of the screen IF you clear-coat it afterward & let it cure. That's what the guys do around my area anyway.

Seems like a lot of work to do all that prep & painting for a maybe so-so result, instead of buying something like a lockhart-phillips windscreen for $25.

Good luck whatever you choose to do.
 
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:15 AM
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just buy a windscreen in the color you want.
 
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bubba_finch07 View Post
just buy a windscreen in the color you want.
if i had enough money i would....which i initially mentioned not having money for a new windscreen
 
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went ahead and painted it.

heres a before picture



and an after picture



appreciate the responses and help
 
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:30 AM
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looks good from here
 
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Originally Posted by willduce View Post
looks good from here
thanks
 
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:51 PM
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It does look good - did you paint the inside? I think the screen on my '99f4 is the original, but it's been sprayed black on the inside. It looks pretty good too.
 

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