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its been a while since I've had time to log on but after Sunday I thought it was a good time to show off the paint job I gave Rose last summer. Pretty soon I will be changing to a single H4 style headlight due to my displeasure with the lack of focus of the LEDs and I have a trunk to paint and put on when the weather improves. I still have to put on the replica GL 1000 decals on the side covers. Hoping to take my daughter on a long road trip to OK city this summer!
Paint is just rattle can. Duplicolor metal specks retro red With gloss clear. discovered a problem with touch up this week. Even after 8 months the paint wrinkled when I tried to recoat some chips. So I have changed it up again. I used spray on truck bed liner wi gloss over on the lids. This should help if they get dropped again.I have also changed back to one headlight and added some led strip lights.
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hey twofest, I like the bed liner spray on the bag lids, and I think the led's look pretty cool. nice work.
Fred Camper wrote:I have always liked that tank rack. Looking good, is the top rear bag removable? It really changes the look when it is on.
I bolted the trunk to the rack. I can get it off with 4 bolts. Probably won't though.
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twofest5 wrote:Paint is just rattle can. Duplicolor metal specks retro red With gloss clear. discovered a problem with touch up this week. Even after 8 months the paint wrinkled when I tried to recoat some chips. So I have changed it up again. I used spray on truck bed liner wi gloss over on the lids. This should help if they get dropped again.
Put some Rudy's Lidkeepers on there, and you'll never have that problem again.
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I like what you've done with your bike. I guess I like it more with the trunk off, but it is still great to look at either way. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.
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