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Is there a Plasti Dip that matches Kawasaki's 'pearl stardust white'?

Looking to make the black side fairing white on my 2015 versys 650 to look like Europe's 2016 model. Instead of paying a lot of money to repaint them, is there a white plasti dip that is an exact color match to the factory white?
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Could also order just the fairings
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Could also order just the fairings

The United States doesn't sell the 2016 model in white. Shipping overseas would cost as much as the fairing
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I've gone the plastic dip route...wasn't worth the time or effort...that stuff doesn't clean up (aka..washing your bike) very well for one...white would be a disaster...paint 'em or get white fairings...
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I've gone the plastic dip route...wasn't worth the time or effort...that stuff doesn't clean up (aka..washing your bike) very well for one...white would be a disaster...paint 'em or get white fairings...
Plasti dip seems fine if it's done correctly in this scenerio. Enough color layers, a few glossy top coat layers, and the protective finish make it feel like a stock paint job, and washing it would be like washing a normal bike/car. If it doesn't have the glossy top coat then of course it's going to get super dirty and be hard to clean since it's a course matte surface and grippy
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Plasti dip seems fine if it's done correctly in this scenerio. Enough color layers, a few glossy top coat layers, and the protective finish make it feel like a stock paint job, and washing it would be like washing a normal bike/car. If it doesn't have the glossy top coat then of course it's going to get super dirty and be hard to clean since it's a course matte surface and grippy
D'oh....
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have you thought of wrap
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Could also order just the fairings
Any idea where the fairings could be ordered from?
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Motorcycle Kawasaki Versys Genuine spare parts for Kawasaki Versys 650 2015 and 2016 oem repair original part big bike - Asian-MotoParts

- $81.65 per each side Left/Right Cowling ($200 ea anywhere in US)
- Comes in 4 colors: orange, 2 blacks, and grey (2015 colors - ?)
- I don't know what shipping is, if it will be damaged, or if you will even get it (it looks kind of legit) - If you got through Paypal or a credit card company, you should be safe - ??

- Like a Thailand poster says (on every post almost): "It' s Thailand! Put your money down and roll the dice!"

Ha ha, I'd do it (once anyway) to save $226. It's kind of like ebay or Amazon in a way, but if you don't go through an American credit, it could be, "Sorry Charlie!"


Let us know! 60% savings is not too shabby.

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I've gone the plastic dip route...wasn't worth the time or effort...that stuff doesn't clean up (aka..washing your bike) very well for one...white would be a disaster...paint 'em or get white fairings...
It holds up fine if you follow some basic steps in the application that differ a bit from normal spray painting. 1) Clean the surfaces with brake cleaner. 2) The first coat or two need to be very thin. Don't try for complete coverage until the third or fourth coat.

I applied the matte black to the ugly chrome wheels on my '01 F-150 4x4 Lariat (leaving just the center caps chrome) several months ago. They still look good. The only places I need to touch up are from where the tire changing bar scraped along the outer edge on the back two wheels.
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