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post #1 of 16 Old 04-21-2010, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody painted the headlight surround body color?

I'm interested in seeing how it looks if anyone has painted the plastic fairing piece to match the body color. Or really any other color than black?

If you have put up a few pictures please.

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-21-2010, 11:08 PM
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Yea mine is black I have a flat black 08 650 . OK so it aint all that funny. its getting past my bedtime.

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I recall seeing a picture of someone's Strom that was painted entirely orange. Not sure where I saw it though.:biggrinjester:

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I recall seeing a picture of someone's Strom that was painted entirely orange. Not sure where I saw it though.:biggrinjester:
+1. That guy painted almost EVERYTHING orange - passenger peg mounts, tail pipe heat shields, etc. Not pretty, IMO.
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I am planning on painting the headlight surround and front fender, I am still not sure if I will paint them Blue (body color) or silver to match the frame and then add some stripes or graphics to the tank and shrouds, I'm an auto body & paint tech so if I don't like it I can always paint it again until I do .
I'm hoping to do it in the next few weeks and will post pics when it is done.

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I recall seeing a picture of someone's Strom that was painted entirely orange. Not sure where I saw it though.:biggrinjester:
If you find it again let us know. Thanks.

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I am planning on painting the headlight surround and front fender, I am still not sure if I will paint them Blue (body color) or silver to match the frame and then add some stripes or graphics to the tank and shrouds, I'm an auto body & paint tech so if I don't like it I can always paint it again until I do .
I'm hoping to do it in the next few weeks and will post pics when it is done.
Definitely want to see this when you get it done. Mine is blue also.

On mine, I have thought of emulating the GSXR color scheme by adding some white and different blues, along with a little red or bright orange for an accent.

I like the idea of a light color on the front of the bike for visibility as well.

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painting plastic

i'll be interested in seeing your results. always like seeing what others with talent can do, especially since mine is limited to rounding off and stripping bolts.
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Thanks Greywolf. Where did you find those? Or did you just have them saved for just such an occasion?

To all - make sure you scroll all the way to the right to see all the pics Greywolf posted.

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