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Old 03-26-2011, 07:48 PM
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Hey guys, Just a quick question...

On here I see a lot of people with F4i's with black frame bars and matching black parts here and there. I was wondering whether some cbr's came with that as standard or are they all been sprayed/coated and if so How do I get this done? Also, does anyone have an experience in painting the air duct covers to give them a high gloss finish?

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:17 PM
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I believe the 01-03's came with the black frame.
I painted my air ducts a high gloss finish but was in a rush and didn't spend as much time as I should have on the prep work so they came out not up to my standards so I will be re-doing them as soon as I have more free time.
**Spend a little extra time on the prep work**
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:35 PM
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Powder coating typically gives a nice result...requires disassembly. Wheels are commonly done this way to change color or to repair scuffs/scratches. Take to you local powder coating shop, pic color, pic up when done. (For reference, my local shop charges $40 per wheel.)

While you can spray it, as mentioned above, prep is key to a good result. W/o proper prep & good spray technique, the result will show it.

I'd recommend not painting your duct covers to a "high gloss finish"...leave them subdued/matte black. You don't want the sun reflecting on a high gloss finish, blinding you while riding.

['99-00 F4 have natural aluminum frame/swingarm/subframe.]
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by gotcbr View Post
Powder coating typically gives a nice result...requires disassembly. Wheels are commonly done this way to change color or to repair scuffs/scratches. Take to you local powder coating shop, pic color, pic up when done. (For reference, my local shop charges $40 per wheel.)

While you can spray it, as mentioned above, prep is key to a good result. W/o proper prep & good spray technique, the result will show it.

I'd recommend not painting your duct covers to a "high gloss finish"...leave them subdued/matte black. You don't want the sun reflecting on a high gloss finish, blinding you while riding.

['99-00 F4 have natural aluminum frame/swingarm/subframe.]

do you have your covers done? maybe its the time of day i ride or something. but reflections never hit me.
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:26 PM
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By high gloss finish I meant like... not the bumpy textured feel that they have as standard and a grayish colour but instead a smooth jet black to match the fairing is what im trying to get at...
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by woodypk View Post
By high gloss finish I meant like... not the bumpy textured feel that they have as standard and a grayish colour but instead a smooth jet black to match the fairing is what im trying to get at...
I used the Krylon fusion high gloss and clear coat and it turned out pretty good.
I am going to redo it at some point because I screwed up in the prep work and didn't come out as well as I know it could.
Just spend lots of time in the prep and it will go smoothly
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:10 PM
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when i had my bike pearl i painded the covers gloss bike and it set off the white really well. i loved it. then.... i decided to murder it out n they went flat.
 
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I just finished this project yesterday. I highly recommend taking care of the texture finish before paint, you guys ( obviously some of you arent happy with ur turnout ) here is what you need to do
1. Prep plastic with a liquid scuffing agent ( removes oil, grease, armour all )
2. Put a plastic promoter/adhesion promoter on plastic, let sit for 10 mintues.
3. I then put 4 to 5 coats of primer on ( fills in texture ). Let dry to manufactures required time.
4. Sand primer with 400 grit, then 600 grit sand paper and scuff with a red scuff pad.
5. Wax and grease your air ducts, and DONT FORGET to tack it off with a sticky tack cloth. ( whipe dust off )
6. Apply one coat of black sealer, ( if going black )
7. Apply 2 to 3 coats of black, and two heavy coats of clear and BAM! All done!

I am an autobody painter, I used Sherwin Williams product line. If you have any questions on specific materials used and their actual product number, PM me.
 
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:14 AM
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I bet that looks good, but for some reason I can't see the images you've posted up lol.
 
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Spend the extra time and money and get it powdercoated.
 

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