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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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So I dropped my tank whilst installing my new ram air intake and now have a lovely little dent in each side.
Seeing as my brother owns his own panel shop and the rear fender has marks from the passenger seat, I'm considering a new paint job. I'm curious to know how taboo this idea is amongst other Vic owners.

I've thrown around the idea of a black base with some fleck or pearl so don't stress, I won't be tarting it up to be something else:P

Just in case, I'll get in before anyone gives the "why didn't you buy a different colour to begin with" and counter with a couple points.
The 8 ball came at a price that was far too good to resist, like crazy cheap and I had not entertained the thought prior to dropping it.
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I say do whatever you would like. Don't care about what anybody else thinks. The bike is yours so make it yours.

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There are no "taboo" , if you dislike the 2 dents then GO for the paint job mate... Just post pictures of before & after... Ha ha ha

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There are no "taboo" , if you dislike the 2 dents then GO for the paint job mate... Just post pictures of before & after... Ha ha ha

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If the two dents were the same, then I'd rebrand them as wind deflectors. Lol
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If the two dents were the same, then I'd rebrand them as wind deflectors. Lol
Ok now I really really wanna see the dents..... Hi hi

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I say do whatever you would like. Don't care about what anybody else thinks. The bike is yours so make it yours.
i agree wholeheartedly with VVB. if anyone doesn't like or gives you grief about it, tell em to piss off.. your money, your bike, your choice..
make it suit you and forget what anyone else thinks. that is the beauty part about bikes, we can do what we want to them - the only limitations are time, money, and your imagination. at the end of the day, if your ride is what you want and you love it, that is all that matters brother.

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I love paint - I used to be a painter way back in the day but traded the paint booth for a woodworking shop and computer and spent my working life in the sign and graphic design field. Paint ROCKS and it always will. Vinyl can't do what paint does but I don't regret being in the 'vinyl' business because it has many advantages too, covering dents just ain't one of them. Since you HAVE to take the pieces off anyway, and straighten them, and paint them, then I say PAINT-THE-HELL-OUT-OF-THEM!! Don't hold nothin' back. Having a buddy / brother in the body shop business kinda seals the deal - assuming he's good at what he does?
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Before you paint search the net for custom bikes you might find something.
I'm just not a fan of black. Buts its your bike make it the way you want it

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I love paint - I used to be a painter way back in the day but traded the paint booth for a woodworking shop and computer and spent my working life in the sign and graphic design field. Paint ROCKS and it always will. Vinyl can't do what paint does but I don't regret being in the 'vinyl' business because it has many advantages too, covering dents just ain't one of them. Since you HAVE to take the pieces off anyway, and straighten them, and paint them, then I say PAINT-THE-HELL-OUT-OF-THEM!! Don't hold nothin' back. Having a buddy / brother in the body shop business kinda seals the deal - assuming he's good at what he does?
Ithats my train of thought though I am curious about the popularity of "I'd never buy an 8 ball if it wasn't black" haha yeah, as it happens I have both a buddy and a brother who are quite good and will. Certainly help me out with price!
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Before you paint search the net for custom bikes you might find something.
I'm just not a fan of black. Buts its your bike make it the way you want it
I've done a quick search for custom paints, my brother did a killer purple fleck through black on his Monaro so I'm thinking something along those lines. I'll probably stick with a black base but change some other aspects to sex it up.
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