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#909375 - 10/24/14 07:39 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: eddd]  
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nice job!
sure glad i don't have to do all that, well, i could but to match my bike I'd need replace rims, repair/paint our replace ALL plastic parts. the old girl is like a truck, its a 50/50 bike.
Fifty feet away and fifty miles an hour it looks great!


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#909436 - 10/25/14 01:24 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: eddd]  
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Nice write up.
Do you think that the bondo kit would be good for fairing repair?

#909443 - 10/25/14 02:36 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: eddd]  
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Excellent write-up! The cases look great.


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#909444 - 10/25/14 02:49 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: NEBeemer]  
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Originally Posted By: NEBeemer
Nice write up.
Do you think that the bondo kit would be good for fairing repair?


The company states that it works well as an adhesive and filler. They also state it works well on flexible parts. So I guess it depends what you are trying to do. As a filler on the fairing I would say it would work well. The same would go for its use as an adhesive on the fairing, but I think this product, and others of this type are not going to do do well to re-attach a part of the fairing that has broken off. It could be used as part of a system to repair that type of damage.


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#909448 - 10/25/14 03:12 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: NEBeemer]  
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Originally Posted By: NEBeemer
Nice write up.
Do you think that the bondo kit would be good for fairing repair?

You would need to find out what the fairing is made of first. For instance my 81 RT fairing is made of SMC which is not compatible with regular polyester based fiberglass resin. It requires an epoxy based resin. I tried repairing it years ago and the patch came loose.

#909509 - 10/26/14 06:30 AM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: eddd]  
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Ed, this is great. It needs to end up in our DIY section.


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#909550 - 10/26/14 07:13 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: eddd]  
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In the first years of the Oilheads, BMW itself actively promoted the notion these cases were paintable. That to match the lid color to the fairing color usually.


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#909551 - 10/26/14 07:27 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: eddd]  
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wonder how that would work on my ugly wheels....


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#909561 - 10/26/14 08:08 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: RAMBLIN RED]  
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Originally Posted By: RAMBLIN RED
wonder how that would work on my ugly wheels....


I think the product has lots of potential applications, but keep in mind that you need to be able to do some sanding. On the R1100RT wheels it would be possible, on the R1150RT wheels, no way.


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#909563 - 10/26/14 08:17 PM Re: DIY System Cases Painting/Refinishing [Re: lkchris]  
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Originally Posted By: lkchris
In the first years of the Oilheads, BMW itself actively promoted the notion these cases were paintable. That to match the lid color to the fairing color usually.


They paint up very well. I had mine painted about mid-ownership and never had any issues. I was careful but the paint proved to be very durable, and the change in the look was remarkable.







I had those done professionally as that type of painting is way above my skill set. The DIY procedures shown are really doable for almost anyone. The coating is very forgiving, and the required sanding is nothing special either.


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