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Heck, if you did that in an hour and 15 minutes-I think you did a great job. I like the color too. I'm planning on doing the same thing to my Vee, but I don't think I'll be as fast as you!:thumbup:
 

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Thanks. took about 15 minutes to pull all plastics. then painted/re installed in about an hour.

Krylon Fusion "satin khaki".
 

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Wow... that looks GREAT! I wouldn't trust myself to do it in 1.25 hours...

I liked that color so much, that's the color I chose for my boat (SeaRay called it "Pewter"), when I still had that boat, anyway.



 

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Wow... that looks GREAT! I wouldn't trust myself to do it in 1.25 hours...

I liked that color so much, that's the color I chose for my boat (SeaRay called it "Pewter"), when I still had that boat, anyway.



Nice boat! I wish i was in Atlanta right about now lol, here in NJ they say snow again next week!!!! Just after rain washed the salt away yesterday too :(
 

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Hahaha. As for prepping, i'd usually sand etc, but Krylon can said just use Ammonia based cleaner, so i windexed and isopropal the heck out of it. we'll see how long it lasts.

Yup. It was black before..


Untitled by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

and of course thinking about it now, black was only available on the 2012 ADV models.. So it'll be "rare" later in life.. Oh well!
 

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you did that with a rattle can paint? If so, could you share your technique with us? I'd like to paint the plastics on my KLX 250S. :thumbup:
 

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I took the plastics to a local body shop, they charged me $250 for the five pieces, much nicer than rattle can.
 

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All in the can. Krylon really is the best and the "fan spray" nozzle they use on most paints makes it almost like an airbrush. It really helps out. Plus, the semi-gloss is a lot easier to get a consistent coat rather than straight flat or gloss. It hides my imperfections well.

And yeah, i'd like to take 'em to a shop, but i paid $5 for paint..
 

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And yeah, i'd like to take 'em to a shop, but i paid $5 for paint..
I've used many dozens of cases of Krylon over the years, it works fine in a pinch, but no comparison to a professional job.
 

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Obviously, a pro job would look better but this looks damn nice. Although I guess a con of painting it yourself is you don't get to tell the internet how much better your $250 pro job is...:confused:
 

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Obviously, a pro job would look better but this looks damn nice. Although I guess a con of painting it yourself is you don't get to tell the internet how much better your $250 pro job is...:confused:
It depends what you're after. Some folks spend many thousands on custom paint.
 

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I've still got the nose mask to do, but i did this today on my 15 minute break and lunch break..


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Looks like you took your color cue from the wall of your workplace! Maybe you should include the reddish-brown stripe.

Just kidding; it looks fine. Hey, for five bucks, you can change it anytime you want. And have a new bike each time.:thumbup:
 
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