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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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OK so Hotbodies bite!

I agree with the majority of you. Tell me........is there a company that produces plastic racing skins?..........or even fiberglass that I don't have to spend 5-10 hours repairing?

Your input is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 10:28 PM
 
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Is this what you are looking for?

http://www.sharkskinz.com/
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I've got some Hot Bodies plastics on my 636 and I love em'.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 09:25 AM
 
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My buddy had them on his '06 GSXR 750 and he liked them...until he wrecked.
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I have them on my gsx-r 1000. No problems.
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http://www.sharkskinz.com/
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We just bought Tromex for Twisty's race bike. I did the bodywork/painting last week and it came out pretty well. May want to check Tromex out, I liked it a little better than the Hotbodies work I did last year on the 750.
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We just bought Tromex for Twisty's race bike. I did the bodywork/painting last week and it came out pretty well. May want to check Tromex out, I liked it a little better than the Hotbodies work I did last year on the 750.
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Ok, so one of these days I need to get a before and after shot....but here is the latest pippi paint work (and the pics are crappy) sorry, I'll have to take some in better light....Twisty wadded up the RR a couple weeks ago and here is my paint work (Porsche black) on the new Tormex body work.
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I agree with the majority of you. Tell me........is there a company that produces plastic racing skins?..........or even fiberglass that I don't have to spend 5-10 hours repairing?

Your input is greatly appreciated.
I'm not sure what your asking. Are you asking about the quality of raw finish before you paint (all race bodywork sucks for that) or the actual repair after a crash?

Sharkskinz are great and easy to repair. Slap some fiber and resin on and sand. I have some new stuff that I bought on a group buy from the R6 guys (Fastech ) It is fiberglass but haven't crashed it yet so don't have any experience repairing.

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Pippi, Your bike looks good.

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Pippi, Your bike looks good.
Thanks!
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Pippi, Your bike looks good.

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Very nice indeed
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I'm not sure what your asking. Are you asking about the quality of raw finish before you paint (all race bodywork sucks for that) or the actual repair after a crash?

Sharkskinz are great and easy to repair. Slap some fiber and resin on and sand. I have some new stuff that I bought on a group buy from the R6 guys (Fastech ) It is fiberglass but haven't crashed it yet so don't have any experience repairing.
I guess that I'm asking if any manufacturer out there produces a product that isn't warped, preferably plastic. I don't have a prob filling holes, sanding, re-primering, & painting, but I still have a $60.00 Hotbodies fender that is collecting dust & will prolly end up a hockey puck.

Pippi.....I dig it! Great job. Any vids of you guys? (edit.......n/m, just clicked your links.......shaaaaa---weeeet!)

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Ok, so one of these days I need to get a before and after shot....but here is the latest pippi paint work (and the pics are crappy) sorry, I'll have to take some in better light....Twisty wadded up the RR a couple weeks ago and here is my paint work (Porsche black) on the new Tormex body work.
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