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I read as much as I could on this forum on painting our plastics and viewed images over and over again to decide which parts I wanted to paint and what colors I desired. Well, over the weekend I took the plunge.

Tank trim around the gas filler neck- GONE. I removed it completely. It's held on by double sided tape. Be careful not to pull too hard on one corner so you don't scratch the tank from the opposite corner being pushed down from tweaking. I used goo gone to remove the adhesive that was left over.

Speedometer and ignition key trim- Painted it matte black. Dry sanded both first with 600 grit sand paper. Cleaned with degreaser. I used flexible plastic primer (from napa) to prime them with two coats, waiting whatever the can said to wait between coats. I then painted them both with three coats of Duplicolor Engine Paint (high heat) in low gloss black. They turned out to be matte black. Looks real nice and factory like.

Rocker box covers, "clutch" cover, "ignition/points" cover- Painted them wrinkle black. Same prep and primer as above. I used Krylon Wrinkle Black. Followed the directions on the can as much as I could for spraying them. I used 3 coats total. They turned out real nice.

Air Cleaner- Striped it with wrinkle black. I used blue painters tape to tape off the outer edges of the cover. I followed the lines of the natural contours and striped the middle inner area. I prepped it just like above and sprayed it with three coats of Krylon wrinkle black. It turned out real nice too.

Here are some pics.







 

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Thanks for the compliments. It looks pretty tough in person. My buddies seem to like it too. It was really easy to do. If anyone lives close enough to me, I will help them paint theirs too. I have a few more paint tricks up my sleeve...
 

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Man that looks awesome, I've been wanting to do some of the same mods and would love to learn how to do stuff like this. Where do you live?
 

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Great job! and inspirational. Would love to see some pix in full daylight, specifically the wrinkle black on the right side of the engine.
But many thanx for what you have posted so far . . . . keep 'em coming.
 

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StrykenShane said:
Man that looks awesome, I've been wanting to do some of the same mods and would love to learn how to do stuff like this. Where do you live?
northern indiana
 

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DANGIT! I was just looking into doing that EXACT same mod last weekend, I have the paint and everything :mad:, but I was stuck in the middle on leaving it chrome. At least I know how it would look. Awesome job! ;)
 

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DANGIT! I was just looking into doing that EXACT same mod last weekend, I have the paint and everything :mad:, but I was stuck in the middle on leaving it chrome. At least I know how it would look. Awesome job! ;)
LOL. Sorry. I've been undecided for a while about what to do.
I believe my air cleaner is original but the other chrome parts I painted are copies of other forum members, BanG n straightjacket I think. Many thanks to them for taking the plunge.
 

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It does look good, I didn't do half the prep though,just lazy! My left side cover is wearing from my heal. I think I'll buy that cover in billit first, and have it wrinkle powdercoated. Along with the rear pully. I really like the wrinkle! Nice Job!
 

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Went ahead and blacked out engine parts/covers myself . Took my time sanding/priming etc. Removed Yamaha logo w bondo. Like the results. First paint job ever. Easy enough. Followed forums directions, sanding 600 grit, grease n wax remover, plastic primer (2x), duplicolor engine enamel low gloss black(2xlight1xmediumcoat).

Post pics tomorrow
 
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