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Just finished getting my newly blacked plastics back on the V. I did it myself using Krylon Fusion Flat Black. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GONZC0/ref=oh_o05_s00_i00_details I'm not much of a painter and was kind of worried about drips etc, but I just don't have a paint job in the budget, so I took my time and used light passes. The only prep I did was to thoroughly clean the pieces as instructed on the paint. It came out a lot better than I expected. It seems the paint isn't 'chip proof' for 7 days, so durability remains to be seen, but for $10.44 shipped from Amazon I'm pretty stoked about the outcome. I considered doing the silver down by the footpeg, but ultimately decided leaving it alone helps the visual transition to the swingarm.





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From what i see looks like it came from the factory that way.

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I agree!! Looks fantastic!!



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Nice job goat. All of my plastics are black, from the factory, and I like the look very much. I've used Krylon for plastics on a number of projects and it has always worked very well, I think you'll be hapy with it. Lookin' good!

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Looks great. Looks just as good as the pro job I done a few weeks ago.
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Very nice. Just added black radiator covers on my bike and the result is great. I bought factory black pieces however.
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Looks good, nicely done. I have done the same thing on my versys a few years ago and was happy with my results.


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Just realized that after replacing my lefthand middle fairing I must've overtightened the topmost hex screw (Due North of the S in Kawasaki...) as it appears the plastic area immediately around the screw has cracked apart. I'm not overly worried about it stability wise without that screw; but I think I may have to come up with a drill-and-neatly ziptie scenario to attach the fairing effectively up there. Can't afford to replace the fairing just for that. Pissed that I felt the rubber bushing and overtightened it anyway...


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All fixed, sorta. Figured there was no way to repair that shattered upper part of the fairing, and while this doesn't look amazing, it'll certainly do for now.

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Its possible you could repair it with a small fiberglass kit and some body filler.. we can get them from most hardware stores down here and they aren't to expensive. just take your time, and follow the instructions its amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it.

You could then paint that small section Matt Black too and no one would be the wiser.... well 'cept us.

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Its possible you could repair it with a small fiberglass kit and some body filler.. we can get them from most hardware stores down here and they aren't to expensive. just take your time, and follow the instructions its amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it.

You could then paint that small section Matt Black too and no one would be the wiser.... well 'cept us.
I'm not sure I really care enough to attempt a fiberglass repair. I'm more concerned about structural integrity than anything else. While my solution may not be the prettiest I feel like it's a more stable way to secure the fairing to the tank. Maybe someday I'll use it as an excuse to learn to repair with fiberglass OR change my bike's color...
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The black looks good. Mine came that way, chose the green to get black trim and wheels, and then painted all the gloss plastic black as well.

On the broken fairing, wire it up or a ziptie or two and just plan to replace it. Not that big of deal. They even come prefinished. Or get a used part and have it painted.

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Jeez! And all this time I thought you were going to tell us you passed out somewhere!

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