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windscreen painting?

im not too crazy about the blue tinted windscreen on my yzf 600r, and was wondering if anyone out there has had any success with color matching their windscreen? If so, two questions i need answered are 1) how many and what combination of color and clear coats were used, and 2) is there an easy way to color match paint? mine is the yamaha blue, and i believe it was the same from 97 to 2003 or something like that. thanks!
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im not too crazy about the blue tinted windscreen on my yzf 600r, and was wondering if anyone out there has had any success with color matching their windscreen? If so, two questions i need answered are 1) how many and what combination of color and clear coats were used, and 2) is there an easy way to color match paint? mine is the yamaha blue, and i believe it was the same from 97 to 2003 or something like that. thanks!
cheapest way to get matched paint is goto your local auto paint supply. If they are a PPG dist. They should have a lil machine they can use to scan your paint, fed info to a computer, and it spit out a formula. I had it done today n got got 4x as much as I did from a online bike specialty site, and matched perfectly.

Think 1BadCBR has his windscreen painted. Pm him n see what all he did or his paint guy did.
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do you think it will be tough to match the colors, seeing as how you'd be looking through blue tint to see the color?
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do you think it will be tough to match the colors, seeing as how you'd be looking through blue tint to see the color?
most ppl use the stock clear one to paint.
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well there lies the problem. the guy didnt have the factory windscreen. im not gonna go buy one just for a project just yet. but if i get bored and have nothing to buy for my trucks, sled, or other hobbies, maybe i'll experiment a little bit
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A colored screen will present problems in painting...




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Just be sure to paint the inside not the outside.
I painted my stocker black on the inside.. it came out great.
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I am sure you could paint the outside of it and be just fine... Spend a lot of time prepping... Good paintjobs are 95% preparation and 5% actually painting...
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I painted my stocker black on the inside.. it came out great.
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I am sure you could paint the outside of it and be just fine... Spend a lot of time prepping... Good paintjobs are 95% preparation and 5% actually painting...
I agree that prep is most important for paint.... like you say I spent 95% of the time just cleaning it and then taping it very carefully.

But I wouldn't paint the outside... great chance of sand and pebbles chipping it. Also I think they look better painted from the inside.

Here is mine right after I did it:

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wow ceo, that turned out pretty sharp! i need to find a stock clear windscreen for mine, see what i can come up with.
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well there lies the problem. the guy didnt have the factory windscreen. im not gonna go buy one just for a project just yet. but if i get bored and have nothing to buy for my trucks, sled, or other hobbies, maybe i'll experiment a little bit
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wow ceo, that turned out pretty sharp! i need to find a stock clear windscreen for mine, see what i can come up with.
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I agree that prep is most important for paint.... like you say I spent 95% of the time just cleaning it and then taping it very carefully.

But I wouldn't paint the outside... great chance of sand and pebbles chipping it. Also I think they look better painted from the inside.

Here is mine right after I did it:

alright, i got a stocker, now im ready to paint. im not gonna do just one color, im gonna mix it up a little bit, maybe do a tuning fork symbol centered. what kind of prep work did you do? light sanding with fine grit just to get a bite, few color and few clear coats? i definately agree that prep is the most important part, so i want to get it right.
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