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#989074 - 06/09/17 11:52 PM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Originally Posted By: JohnH VA
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Originally Posted By: PadG
Very nice Bill! Now, if you get that topbox painted to match the bike, then it would look just like mine!! smile If you are going to do that, the paint code for that blue is B51.


My wife has already chastised me for how ridiculous it would be to spend money on that, so it might be tough to get away with. I do like it better with the blue case, though. And it's not that much money.


$56

San Marino Blue Paint Kit Complete


Not I. Any time I try to paint something, somebody takes the brush/roller/spray can away from me. For good reason. So, I'd have to pay somebody else to do it. Which I understand costs between $100-$250, depending on whether you use the BMW dealer (on the assumption they know who's good) and how much disassembly of the case you do yourself.


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#989078 - 06/10/17 02:04 AM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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I painted my Midnight Blue 13 RT's top box top myself with a spray kit like that and it came out well, although it had a slight orange peel texture in one area that was only noticeable up close. Directions are pretty simple and disassembly isn't difficult.

For my Platinum 16 RT I took the box top to a local large collision center for an estimate. I had masked it completely and removed the logo so it was ready for sanding and painting. The job was too small for the shop to do but the guy at the front recommended I go around back and talk to one of the paint techs directly. The tech offered to paint the box top (with the shop's equipment and BMW car paint) for $155 cash. It looks great and really completes the bike.


John
'16 R1200RT (RT #5)
#989079 - 06/10/17 02:42 AM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Happy for you Bill!! Great and dramatic transition from the 2004 RT! thumbsup Enjoy!!
If you want to join in, I'll be on ACH tomorrrow for some lunch and many miles of curves. burnout



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#989080 - 06/10/17 02:59 AM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Congratulations on the new bike Bill. Great Color


2007 Beige Sand Metallic R1200RT
2015 Red VFR
#989081 - 06/10/17 03:27 AM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: LBump]  
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Originally Posted By: LBump
Happy for you Bill!! Great and dramatic transition from the 2004 RT! thumbsup Enjoy!!
If you want to join in, I'll be on ACH tomorrrow for some lunch and many miles of curves. burnout


I'd love to, but I'm still sick. I'm supposed to stay away from dust and dirty air generally, which is mostly keeping me off the bike (among other things it's keeping me from doing).


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#989083 - 06/10/17 03:47 AM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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How bout you Carl?? ohboy



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#989086 - 06/10/17 06:51 AM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: LBump]  
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Sure, Shell Station? time?


2007 Beige Sand Metallic R1200RT
2015 Red VFR
#989097 - 06/10/17 01:16 PM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
Originally Posted By: PadG
Very nice Bill! Now, if you get that topbox painted to match the bike, then it would look just like mine!! smile If you are going to do that, the paint code for that blue is B51.


My wife has already chastised me for how ridiculous it would be to spend money on that, so it might be tough to get away with. I do like it better with the blue case, though. And it's not that much money.

Find a good painter and it can be fairly inexpensive. Mine cost me $100.



Pad. Gajajiva, Solon OH.

2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Metallic)
#989120 - 06/10/17 09:47 PM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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PadG,
Did you do all the disassembly and masking work before taking the parts to the paint guy?
If not, you got a great deal!!


Mike
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#989131 - 06/11/17 02:47 AM Re: New-to-me 2015 R1200RT [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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