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post #1 of 12 Old 09-18-2008, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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New Paint Job Complete!

When I original bought my 2006 blue/silver wee, I liked it, the color didn't bother me at all. After seeing black stroms, I started to wish I had that color - had to make the switch. So a paint job was in order.

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I added a tinted shorty windshield (available on another Strom site).

Very happy now! It was like getting a new bike.

Fyi, I did not paint the front fender or plastic around the head lights. The gloss black paint blended well with it. I wouldn't have cared if it didn't match perfectly.

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-18-2008, 03:52 PM
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Looks good! Did you do it yourself or have it done?

Now you need to paint that exhaust cover...

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The new color suits the tires much better.

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That's purdy. Kind of fortunate that your frame and swingarm were already black. Maybe go whole hog and black the skid plate while you're doing the exhaust cover.

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Pity his rear carrier and grab rails ain't black, lots of painting left to do...

Nice that the wheels are black though eh!

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-18-2008, 07:31 PM
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Looks good. If you happen to stick that trunk back on there, be sure and take off that orange/red plastic trim on the front of the box, and spray paint it flat black it will look a lot better. Mine does!

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post #7 of 12 Old 09-19-2008, 01:55 AM
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Well done. Darth Vaderstrom wants his bike back tho. I really like the look of the short windscreen too. Looks like it wants to go fast.

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-19-2008, 06:57 PM
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Definitely hit the muffler guard...

Looks tons better IMO. I rattle canned mine...







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Thanks for all the comments!

To answer some of the questions....

A relative owed me a favor, who works next to a paint shop that was slow, so he paid for it and I never saw the bill for it. So I am not even sure what it cost him.

Yes, I may black out some more, but the items I did not paint I felt would be more vulnerable chipping (like the tail rack, skid plate and exhaust shield). But now that I have gone this far, I am thinking just go all the way.

Yes, that red strip on the trunk will for sure get painted. It didn't bug me before, but now it does for sure.

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-20-2008, 01:52 PM
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Critique

I was at work so a little short on time when I posted so I may have come off a bit as if I was criticizing your work. Looks SHIT hot! Not everybody wants the full Mad Max look of the tail pipe cover...

Great work friend...

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