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Thinking about painting my bike

So, I volunteer my weekends at one of my commercial customer accounts that is a custom Body Shop. I've been in mechanical repair all my life and he is teaching me body repair. I'm considering painting my red 2008 a deep metallic copper(with black undertones - not red), I have another commercial customer that is a motorcycle repair shop and i am thinking of having him dismount my tires and pull the bearings to powder coat the wheels matte black. I'll paint some of the easy to remove silver plastic covers matte black, but I don't want to disassemble the entire bike to powder coat the frame. What do you think?

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I think anytime a bike is custom painted (if it's well done), it's pretty cool. You end up with a true one of a kind.

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So, I volunteer my weekends at one of my commercial customer accounts that is a custom Body Shop. I've been in mechanical repair all my life and he is teaching me body repair. I'm considering painting my red 2008 a deep metallic copper(with black undertones - not red), I have another commercial customer that is a motorcycle repair shop and i am thinking of having him dismount my tires and pull the bearings to powder coat the wheels matte black. I'll paint some of the easy to remove silver plastic covers matte black, but I don't want to disassemble the entire bike to powder coat the frame. What do you think?
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Do you have a silver frame?
If so, I'd leave the wheels and plastic covers stock silver.
But, if you really want to powder coat the wheels and paint the covers on top of what sounds like a great custom paint job on the body, then I think you should go all-in and do the frame too.

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Sporting Clays to be exact. I don't have experience with working on motorcycles and I'm worried that my bike would never be the same if I disassemble the whole thing to powder coat the frame. I'm currently spending my play money on another project, a 1986 VW Scirocco with only 36,000 miles. And saving up for my dream bike, f700gs BMW. I do have a silver frame but, it still should look cool - I hope.
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Watch out for those "Little" cars...they can eat money. I had a CRX that needed a "little" work. It ended up with a B18c5 motor/transaxle from a Acura R type. Full racing brakes and suspension. Striped the inside and a installed a full cage. Then it was painted Pearl White and was nasty fast...so much so I sold it after one too many "Talks" with the local police. I wish I had half the time and money I put into that car, I'd buy 2 or 3 Versys.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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