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well, since I decided to keep the C50 its time for a real paint job and not plasti dip, Im thinking FLAT BLACK , I know the flat looks its played out already but I like it, question is how durable is a flat paint job against scratchs etc??? other idea is going nuts and paint some bright color like chrome yellow or kawasaki green or hemi orange...etc...
 

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I have a truly FLAT BLACK sportbike, painted myself, and it is difficult to keep clean. Dust and lint seems to be the biggest enemy, as there is no way to wipe it off the bike. When I wash it, I immediately ride it to dry it off, as you can't really towel it off or, more dust and lint. Maybe a hair dryer? This is why you see so many of them with satin clear over it, that way it can be washed and dried without the paint grabbing things from the cloth. Bug guts? That's called a repaint.
 

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Flat black is a colossal pain in the butt to keep clean. Think about an old fashioned chalk board. No matter how much you used the eraser or washed it down with water, chalk remained in the pores of the board. The same goes for flat black paint. Not only does it show every bit of dust or lint, but it also shows spots, fingerprints and every other imperfection you care to imagine. Great for a garage queen or a show bike, hellacious for anything else.
 
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I think Im going with hemi orange with black stripes running down the middle of the fenders and tank, black wheels , black dj drive (once comes in) , black lowers and headlight bucket, keep the engine and pipes chrome for now.
 

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decided to paint it WHITE , everything else on the bike will be black/chrome

here some pics of I done so far

painted DJ Drive, brake hub,lowers,covers and triple tree..etc... black using Rustoleum Appliance epoxy, really glossy and dries hard :shades:

now waiting on the painter :bigoops:
 

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Does the rattle can paint stand up to ethanol? Are you using rattle can clear coat? How does that stand up to ethanol? I have had rattle can paint and clear coat go South with ethanol.
 

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The orange was going to cost 200.00 extra, white with black stripes it is, it's not rattle can it's real paint, the rattle can it's just the other parts.
 

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was there a problem with the plasti-dip?
 

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At least people will get out of your way on the freeway. Make sure you have the matching white helmet.

Looks good and looking forward to seeing it with the stripes.
 
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