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Old Sep 15th 2015, 04:52 PM   #1
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School me please, painting a fairing

So I've just picked up a set of new track bodywork and I'm going to paint it.

I'm going to make a temporary paint booth in my garage, with filters and exhaust fan.

This doesn't have to be car show quality, but I'd like to make it better than rattle can.

All the parts are fairly small that I'll be painting.

I've got a decent compressor and a commercial grade spray gun, but I've never used it.

I've got three sets of other bodywork that I will experiment on before I do the set for my 1299.

I've watched lots of YouTube videos which are great, but where I fall short of knowledge is the types of paints, base coats and top coats that I should be using and what is compatible with each.

So any tips would be appreciated.
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Old Sep 15th 2015, 05:35 PM   #2
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You can get the actual Ducati Paint codes and use Colorite to order a kit to do it.

ColorRite Motorcycle Paint

You can also choose any bike or auto paint you want an order an entire kit using the menu on the right of the item page..
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Old Sep 16th 2015, 06:07 AM   #3
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I did mine with rattle cans and vinyl









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Old Sep 16th 2015, 06:54 AM   #4
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Are you anywhere near Austin, TX? You should talk to Vito at Ducati-Austin. He used to paint our race bikes when we were racing/partnering together. He knows all that stuff and could probably give you a few quick pointers if you're looking to try your hand at it.
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Old Sep 16th 2015, 08:46 AM   #5
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Thanks all, especially Mr C, you are giving me inspiration.

Charliem90, I'm up just north of Dallas, about 210 miles from Austin...
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Old Sep 16th 2015, 10:36 AM   #6
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hi i am a car painter.i would use a water base coat ,and a 2k clear .you will also need a good primer. a high build 2k primer.hope this is helpful.regards baz
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Old Sep 18th 2015, 03:40 AM   #7
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Get painted Chinese fairings like I did! Go White Lightening!
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Connecticut Cycle Refinishing (CCR) !

Custom Motorcycle Paint | Connecticut Cycle Refinishing

Search forum to see all the unreal track and street paint jobs members have had done by Sean there! And the best part is, they don't cost anywhere near what one thinks a professional paint job would cost! (However, not as inexpensive as what you are looking to do from paint cans and such-lol)

Just a thought, thats all brother.
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I did mine with rattle cans and vinyl









Note! No fake carbon!
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Old Sep 18th 2015, 02:30 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Gunny Fitz View Post
Connecticut Cycle Refinishing (CCR) !

Custom Motorcycle Paint | Connecticut Cycle Refinishing

Search forum to see all the unreal track and street paint jobs members have had done by Sean there! And the best part is, they don't cost anywhere near what one thinks a professional paint job would cost! (However, not as inexpensive as what you are looking to do from paint cans and such-lol)

Just a thought, thats all brother.
I used to hang and ride ATV's with Sean, when I lived in CT. We were buddies when he quit his job making armored limo's and started CCR.

He painted the SharkSkinz bodywork on my 1098S. He did a brilliant job, but having a go at painting is something I've always wanted to have a go at. I figured if I 'F' it up, I just break out the wet and dry and then ship t to Sean.

I rattle canned my Honda CB400F, circa 1975


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