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  • Offline Big Dog   ca

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    Painting belly pan
    on: August 09, 2022, 06:00:38 am
    August 09, 2022, 06:00:38 am
    I was thinking about painting the belly pan under the engine. I’ve never done this before. Would a light sanding work? Do I need to prime it? My bike is white I’m pretty sure the color is “Arctic white” any advice would be appreciated.


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    Re: Painting belly pan
    Reply #1 on: August 09, 2022, 09:31:08 pm
    August 09, 2022, 09:31:08 pm

    Hey David, I did mine some time ago, I think the colour here was B15 'Light White', but it might have a different code in the U.S.

    You'll need to key (sand) the surface and use a specific primer for plastic. I chose to mask off some areas on the edges as I preferred the look having seen some others that sprayed the whole piece, but that's up to you of course. It certainly wasn't worth spraying the front face as it will just get messed up from the front wheel shooting stones at it.

    I've uploaded the only pictures I can find that show it from a recent track day. It's covered over in the garage at the moment so difficult to get anything better, but you get the idea. I was in two minds, but having done it I have no regrets, each to their own and all that... :001:

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    Re: Painting belly pan
    Reply #2 on: August 11, 2022, 01:01:20 pm
    August 11, 2022, 01:01:20 pm
    I painted mine, sand prime paint and alot of clear coat on front where tire debris will hit. In winter usually sand and clear coat for protection