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Painted sub frame area

Wanting to make my V look as cool as possible for as little cash as possible, I decided to paint the sub frame supports Ducati red. It looks better outside of my cluster of a garage but you get the idea.
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Did the same thing. What a bugger is was to sand it down though.


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Nice touch, Antman.

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(now I wonder what how my kawi-green "V" would look with said same treatment....Hmmmmmmmmmm?)


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Nice. Also solves any rust issues in the future.

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I like that, grips are a nice touch in red also. Red rules! Question, has anyone seen a V painted same color around the headlight and front cowl? I think the black V looks good because it is the same color, but don't know if it would be good all red, blue, etc. What do you think?

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I like that, grips are a nice touch in red also. Red rules! Question, has anyone seen a V painted same color around the headlight and front cowl? I think the black V looks good because it is the same color, but don't know if it would be good all red, blue, etc. What do you think?
Thanks guys and as far as sanding went, it was pretty easy...the first time. I screwed up the first attempt at painting by putting clear on a gloss enamel... this caused pruning like a raisin and I totally had to redo it. I burnt all the old stuff off with a torch and repainted with gloss enamel only...no clear!

Element, I kind of like the black highlites but thats my opinion only. I'd try playing around with photoshop and see how it would look maybe.

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Yeah, I did that one day, but my skills with photoshop are zero, I actually tried it with Paint. Didn't look right.

As for your experience with the paint, I have made that mistake also. Now I know to use color base(flat) then gloss. Dupont has some excellent paints, but kinda pricey. The only thing is, if you spill any solvent like gas on the clearcoats, it ruins it. I think gloss paint was the right choice.

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