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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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I want to order some derby and cam covers but for now, i sanded down the stock cover and painted it. I will post a few more pics when it dries, and I put it back on the bike.

$0.00 dollars later.....
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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 09:10 PM
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I like it...
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I love it! I'm adding this to my list!

So are there any special instructions or gotchas to removing the covers?Did you use a high heat spray paint?

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post #4 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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WJM,
Nothing special removing the cover. Just the two allen screws holding it on. It was on there pretty good after i took the screws out, so i used a small pic-tool to pop it off.


After sanding, i did use a high heat engine enamel in flat black. Came out great. Already had the tools and paint so it cost me nothing, my favorite price!!


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Got it put back on the bike and wow, what a difference.
Last pic is my spiked tank bolts.
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Thanks for the pics. I am definitely doing this mod in the near future.
I was also thinking about replacing my tach/speedo with black ones but I may just paint them too.

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Great job mate. Another thing someone could do is, after sanding, apply a self-leveling primer which takes a lot of the small imperfections out of any base it's applied to.

Then sand the primer lightly with 600 wet/dry sandpaper that has soaked for an hour or more. Wipe clean with water and let dry. Then paint it. Even a rattle can paint job can look fantastic with this method. Rattle can clear can be applied as many times as preferred with 2000 grit wet sanding in between to give that deep look and to protect it best.
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post #8 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that info! I will def do that when i paint my speedometer bezel.

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Great job Adam, love it.
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That turned out awesome. I'd like to do my wheel alignment adjuster. that always bugged me. It would look alot better black.

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