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Spray painting track fairings

What brand/type of spray paint do you guys use for your track fairings. Do you just hit up the local Home Depot or Lowe's and use whatever they sell or is there a specific brand/type that would be better suited for the job?
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If you want factory colors, hit colorrite (or colorite, not sure) otherwise just hit a hardware store...

Talk to ASTEBBS or Dieselboy or Agg2001-- they have/are doing track fairing rattle-can jobs that look pretty sweet.



EDIT: Or just post this thread in General Discussions. Lots of guys have painted track fairings around here (just not me.
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wait till i'm done with stebby's new paint. gonna be BAWLAH!

edit: i buy the cheapest white and black i can find, and then whatever color i want. :|


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Valspar from lowes and patience, lots of patience.

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I went and got Dupli Color from the local Autozone to do my bike. You can use the best paint in the universe but if you don't put in the time to prep the fairings it's gonna look like shit in the end.

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Re: Spray painting track fairings

Cool, thanks for the suggestions. I have patience, so hopefully it will translate into something that looks decent.
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I went and got Dupli Color from the local Autozone to do my bike. You can use the best paint in the universe but if you don't put in the time to prep the fairings it's gonna look like shit in the end.
Most fairings come primed already, I just wiped mine down with IPA and painted.

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p.s. Mine are almost completed. A little touch up tonight and pinstripe tomorrow. I'll post up a build thread some time this week and you'll see what can be done with just rattle can. Colin's looks
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Re: Spray painting track fairings

Do you guys usually leave your tank the original color as well, or just paint over it also? I don't want to ruin the original paint on my tank, but seems like I can't find matching colors without spending a good amount on ColorRite products.
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we've all just left our tank that color.....its a bitch painting the tank as well if you do it by yourself. Here's what my old scheme used to look like
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