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Colour Matched Radiator Cowl

Just Curious.. as I'm getting a little painting repair done to my right side fairing soon and I'm interested in getting a portion of the radiator cowl painted the same metallic lime color as well.
Has anyone painted any of their radiator cowl and if so could they post some pictures just to see if it works or if it spoils the lines of the 'V'
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Hi Sambamboo,

It would be . A cheap and easy way to test and find out is to cut out a similiar color sticker and place it on the radiator cowl.

You will know what you like ..

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I'll probably just do a quick Photoshop on it tonight actually ..i was just curious if anyone had done it.
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Unless you really work at it the texture won't match.
I think that might make a noticeable (negative) difference.

Maybe with enough priming and sanding that could be eliminated, in which case it would probably look pretty good.
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took a stab at it

what do you think
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I think I like it.
So you are going to leave portions matte black?

I think having a little color there adds some balance that does seem missing.

Then the major problem becomes what happens if it gets scuffed again after putting so much thought/effort into it?
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and now for the extended color option

any feedback appreciated btw i do have the hepco & becker guards installed so they will protect them.

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sambamboo,

Your second option looks better. Connecting the green areas makes the bike look more "solid" and grounded. Nice job! Post pics of the real deal when you're done!

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I did some paint work on my 08'. Used Krylon Fusion...worked killer. The only prep I did was wipe down the cowls with alcohol and painted. I also painted the frame covers on the sides. It's been almost a year and still looks great. Go for it dood.
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Ya i think the second one keeps the flow of color better from the rear of the bike down to the green on the front fender. i think its a go
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Hi Sambamboo,

the 2nd one looks better.
What the name of the computer program you are using to do this colouring testing?

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I believe he said he was going to "Photoshop" it.
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The application is called 'Paintbox' ..its a small freebee program on the net
I was going to use Photoshop ..but for what i needed to do this program is way simpler and easier.
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Thank you. Nice program to play around with.

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This is my version of the painted side panels, ermax belly pan and hugger...
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I love the Corbin seat Siyeh..
After looking at the painting of your rad cover and center plastics i think i will alter my paint idea to yours a little.
I think I'll only doing the rad cowl and even then leave a couple of spots unpainted (basically around the lower bolt hole, and around the top near the indicator mounts.)
and Maxx ya that Ermax stuff is awesome ...i have to wait for the Aussie dollar to get a bit better before i can afford em tho.
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+1 on that blue, very sharp Maxx. Sambamboo when your done post up the pics of your ride. I have got to get that Ermax chin spoiler.
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