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Hi all, I removed all the emblems from my bike, just wanted to personalize it a bit, I guess. Was really easy to remove them too. Anyway, I was thinking that black painted side covers would look nice on this 2000 model (grey/teal) for lack of a better color guess. So, should I rough up the paint first before spaying (spray cans).? I'm not to sure if semi-gloss or high gloss black is in order though.

All suggestions welcomed.

Thanks...
 

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Yeah, I would definately suggest sanding it up first. Also, my vote would be for the gloss as opposed to the semi-gloss. You may want to do a clear coat as well. Post the pics when you're done, I would love to see how it turns out. Good luck!
 

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Sand AND clean well. Not really rough sandpaper though. I'm not in the paint biz, but I'd guess something like 400 or 500 grit should work.
 

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Those look great! The OEMs on the '01 are black - I thought I'd miss the chrome, but I rather like the look.

Couldn't help but notice all the reflectors (white) that you've got on the sides of your bike. Did you just pick up a bunch at an auto parts store? Also, how'd you get 'em to stay on your bags?
 

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Thanks, no white reflective tape on the bike. It's '3M Scotchlite Plus 680 Series Reflective Sheeting with Controltac Adhesive' Black as midnight and can't be seen on any of the black where I put it. I just cut strips etc. and applied where I thought it would be seen.

Got it here: http://www.bikerhiway.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=79

Hell of a product...
 

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Good looking bike. My 86 is burgandy, and the side covers match it. But I'd like to paint my whole bike black, crome, handlebars, forks, pipes, everythng.
 
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