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Old 06-03-2014, 09:23 AM
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Fiberglass custom fairing repair and spray

I searched a bit and didn't quite find an answer but as always stomp this out if I didn't search enough.

I have custom fiberglass fairings on my 98 and I tried a rattle can job two years ago. For six months looked like I knew what I was doing. We'll after awhile the lower belly pan bubbled from the heat I suppose. Then moved across the state and bike fell over when a deer cut across the highway. Now I can repair the fairing cracks with fiberglass and bondo work. Question is I want to respray rattle can black and clear coat. Any suggestions or input would be great. Also paint choices that will not bubble on te belly pan too. Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:30 AM
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Will brake caliper paint work? Not sure if it will stick to non-metal surfaces... or give a decent finish?
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:42 AM
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You need to use a heat sheld inside the fairing. Thermo-tec makes stick on heat shields that work fantastic-I used one on a gsxr600 I had with sharkskinz and with the header only about an inch from the lower it was warm to the touch where the heat shield was. Where there was no heat shield and the header was 4-5 inches away it was very hot. Very impressive stuff. They make it with an adhesive backing but I painted my in with some resin so it would stay put.
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Yeah, 100% on the heat shield. You can also...ahem.....wrap the pipes to prevent damage.

Get frame sliders for you tipover habits. Mines been down on both sides at speed with same stock fairings.

For something like black for sure you could use engine enamel. Wont be quite as glossy unless you do a great clearcoat job.

You really dont need to worry about heat on the whole bike I wouldn't think.
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:10 PM
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Ok I was thinking high heat paint as well. Sliders unfortunately wouldn't have helped the top fairing bouncing off my truck bed rail

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll hear shield the belly pan and try and use high heat paint. She never looked the best but hey didn't buy her to win bike shows. Just to rip apart the pavement.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:03 PM
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Just make sure you don't use regular bondo. It will eventually crack. Use something like Evercoat Poly Flex. I have been using it with great results on our stock plastic fairings and also fiberglass.
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Thank you I'll make sure to use that
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