painting the front fender

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painting the front fender

Post by detro996 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:06 am

Has anyone else done this to their front fender ? I'm a newbie and a hobbiest painter and that was the first thing I did to her after we got home. Any opinions
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Re: painting the front fender

Post by gordy » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:30 pm

No, but if you were a bit closer you would be welcome to do mine, looks fantastic finishes it off nicely. . Good job bud.

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Re: painting the front fender

Post by JDS1290SDr » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:26 am

Nicely done. Great lines. Are those decals that were clear coated?
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Re: painting the front fender

Post by Steel32 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:56 pm

It looks great!

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Re: painting the front fender

Post by jhalfhide » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:39 am

That looks really nice. I've the same bike... hmm [WINKING FACE]


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Re: painting the front fender

Post by BetterByCab » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:08 pm

Hobbyist Painter? Looks professional to me - very fine design and work!

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Re: painting the front fender

Post by Steel32 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:16 pm

What brand of paint did you use?

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Re: painting the front fender

Post by detro996 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:52 am

Thanks for all of the compliments. I promise you I'm a hobbiest. I did clear over the decals and the decals are the ones that go on each side of the headlight. You really need to put some 2k primer on it as it fills the texture of the plastic of the fender. But I do this shit in my driveway and use a spot panel clear with a fast activator where a bug can land on it after 5 minutes and he won't stick. You just have to find a nice day, stay home from work because if anyone in the neighborhood is mowing their yard and I'm talking 10 houses away there will be shit floating around.

I typically use the economy mid grade paint. I kind of think paint is paint. Here is a Ducati I painted last summer. I found out you could put a 999 fender on a S4RS. So I bought a 999 front fender before the bike. Boy did it change the look of a stocker. But I also ended up painting the whole bike, even painted the stripes where they we're decals. Also the wheels. I just cleared them after putting some decals on. But the bike was so slick you could not feel the stripes. Nothing you can't do with a compressor and a decent gun. You just learn how to work with the chemicals. You need a compressor that puts out around 7 to 9 CFM's
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This is my keep forever bike and I've painted it about 3 times each time making it slicker and slicker. These pictures were taken because I found some city lids and wanted to paint them to match the bike.


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Re: painting the front fender

Post by Fry » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:29 am

detro996 wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:06 am
Has anyone else done this to their front fender ? I'm a newbie and a hobbiest painter and that was the first thing I did to her after we got home. Any opinions20170325_124719_1491526185800.jpg20170325_124719_1491526185800.jpg
Amazing....I really like the look of that front fender.

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