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Old 11-06-2012, 01:27 AM   #61
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looks as good as a powder coating what kind of paint and prep? did you use an etching primer or? think it will hold up as good as a powder coating?

someone polished part of my frame and swingarm and it ruined the look IMO, I like the stock look much better if its clean, thought about powder coating every thing but its spendy
The paint i used is a single stage enamel with a ceramic additive. This makes for a extremely durable finish. Almost as strong as powder coat for half the cost!. i love the semi gloss look of it as well...also no primer needed...it bonds extremely well.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:22 PM   #62
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The paint i used is a single stage enamel with a ceramic additive. This makes for a extremely durable finish. Almost as strong as powder coat for half the cost!. i love the semi gloss look of it as well...also no primer needed...it bonds extremely well.
do you mind divulging the product name? at the very least I need to paint my top clamp which I tried to do already with an aluminum wheel paint but it flaked so i stripped it down again had it all nice and clean then my tank bag strap got this black crap all over it, looks like you know what..

what I really like is how my 2k51k top clamp was done, its a lot like the SRAD top clamp cept they brushed the top area then used some sort of black matt paint or whatever that goes on very very thin so you can almost see the metal..

it looks very nice against the brushed aluminum..

say what you will about Suzuki thier fit and finish is some of the best I've seen from any manufacturer, they find simple and cost effective means to finish their product and EVERYONE in the industry always seems to jack something from them

first it was the extruded frames which I still highly regard, that nice extruded aluminum against the cast spars is very clean and a nice finish..

on to some of their paints, OK OK they have had some bad one and my 2k51k black yellow started chipping off real fast but Suzuki put new panels on it free of charge..

but my 2k2busa black/blue had some of the nicest finish you will ever see on a sportbike, on the heavy side? yes, but when you hit it with the plexus man look out it looked like water and the fluid styling?

just one of the reasons I like Suzukis so much, they always seem to be at the front, when and if this economy is restored I suspect Suzuki will be back on top bigger and better than ever, they just have that spirit and have always made the best sportbikes in the world, just ask anyone that works on motorcycles for a living...
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #63
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the paint is by eastwood...its actually a engine enamel...very resilient...btw i said it was enamel..my fault..its a single stage urethane

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-ceramic-e...loss-blac.html
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #64
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the paint is by eastwood...its actually a engine enamel...very resilient...btw i said it was enamel..my fault..its a single stage urethane

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-ceramic-e...loss-blac.html
oh yea I remember seeing that stuff somewhere on the speed channel, the bearded dood that drove Leno's Stanley, yea they say that stuff holds up

how many cans did it take?

I may go that route, at least on the top clamp
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oh yea I remember seeing that stuff somewhere on the speed channel, the bearded dood that drove Leno's Stanley, yea they say that stuff holds up

how many cans did it take?

I may go that route, at least on the top clamp
one can did what u see..i got another for the other little odds and ends
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #66
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I got my rear wheel painted to check the color...will have it sand blasted and will have them powdercoated...what do u guts think?..pretty close to the cgr color .

I will mock it up and get your guys opinions! thanks for looking
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Where are your carbs....
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #68
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I am still waiting for mine :-(
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #69
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Where are your carbs....
i have not sent them..i had some issues with an unexpected bill at the last minute...Rest assured u will recieve them soon!
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with the yellow wheels ide say Graphite/dark grey or black.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #71
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I got my rear wheel painted to check the color...will have it sand blasted and will have them powdercoated...what do u guts think?..pretty close to the cgr color .

I will mock it up and get your guys opinions! thanks for looking
maybe bring the lever in to the powder coater and see what they think?
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with the yellow wheels ide say Graphite/dark grey or black.
the wheels are gonna be gold. i will post a pic of what i got so far. .dark grey would look sick!
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maybe bring the lever in to the powder coater and see what they think?
i will be powder coating them..
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heres some progress guys! im diggin the gold
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #75
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i will be powder coating them..
oh snap, you got a powder coating set up?

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:35 PM   #76
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also, you may want to go with something like a newer gen heel guard, I think mine has 2004 gsxr1k guards?

they look OK black too



I like these too



http://www.customizedbikeparts.com/s...&product_id=74

anodized rear set and guards would be nice, wonder if the latest gen stock adjustable sets off the 1000 would fit, those would be nice anodized as well with the GSXR guards..
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #77
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Looks cool.
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Im going to get some anodized gold rear sets when taxes get back..so thatll solve the rearset problem ..haha. and yeah i have a powdercoating setup...the wheels will barely fit in my pc oven...thats the biggest part i can fit in there.
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you do something to the mid pipe?
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also, you may want to go with something like a newer gen heel guard, I think mine has 2004 gsxr1k guards?

they look OK black too



I like these too



http://www.customizedbikeparts.com/s...&product_id=74

anodized rear set and guards would be nice, wonder if the latest gen stock adjustable sets off the 1000 would fit, those would be nice anodized as well with the GSXR guards..
I saw the second set on ebay yesterday and put them on my want list
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