The symbol means "Pure". Prep work was brutal (as usual) and consisted of me using an electric sander to sand all the plastics down to plastic (in hindsight this probably wouldn't have been neccessary,but I was worried about cracking). On the tank though, I left a layer and sealed then primed everything with polyester highbuild. Then I wetsanded everything with 400 then 600. Next I basecoated with 2 coats of Black Base. Next was Gold where the red would be. After that 3 coats of red without flake. One coat with flake. next is 2 coats of clear. Then I wet sanded with 800 and then flow coated twice. I would have liked to get one more flow coat on but I ran out of clear. After that I had to wet sand and buff out some big runs in the clear. There are some imperfections etc that I would have liked to fix but I ran out of time and patience. Overall I think it turned out alright but it could have been much better. I'll get a pic at night too soon, but its all LED'ed out now too. Thanks for the compliments.Nice bike man.. looks clean. Whats the symbol on the fairing mean? If you did spray it what sort of prep work was needed on the plastics?
Well it would have been one week... But I had a crack in the nose fairing right where it bends near the handlebars. So I bought a plastic welder and tried all sorts of epoxies but nothing would stay. So I ended up having to buy a new fairing which set me back two weeks so a total of about 3 weeks.Sweet job.. My Q is, from the time of strip down to picture time. what was the down time? days,weeks,months? thats the only thing that prevents me from taking the plunge to paint. That "pure" touch is tight.
My vote would be the windshield. Get a new drillbit thats really sharp and tape over the area to be drilled. You will want low speed and very little pressure. Just go slow and you should be good. Where did you get the fairing from... Mine was a stock one from an 02 zx6r and all I had to do was sand it down. I have to say the fit and finish was not as nice as mine but it wasn't awful either.Crazy..im in a similar situation. i just got my new nose fairing in and it was a MOTHER to get on, just about everything matched up except for the holes to windsheild. Did you run into this? I am weighing the option of drilling a new hole in the fairing to match up but then i will have an unused hole to fill OR i can drill the windsheild(fear of it cracking) to match the hole in the fairing.. any recommendations?