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susann.t
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Harleigh's new clothes Reply with quote

Ok, long story short. Harleigh was originally seafoam. Then she was seafoam/pink (see my avatar) and now she's complete. I thought I was lazy when I decided to buy the white panels, instead of trying to find someone to paint them for me. It took me hours to remove the old panels and being lazy would have been painting them. OMG!

The cute seat cover is custom made by cheekyseats.com. Suzy was really nice to do business with and I highly recommend them.

I didn't want to drill holes for the front basket in the brand new, sparkling white windshield, so it is for now a rear basket. LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one more pic
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

love it!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Harleigh's new clothes Reply with quote

I am not a big fan of pink but I must admit- that looks really good! Congrats!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would still need to remove the body panels to paint the bike... And THEN do all of the prep, layering, wet sanding and clearcoat! Body panels pre-painted were very much a labor saving task.

By the way, how much did the panel replacement for the entire bike cost you??

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but the painter would do all the work.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each panel is between $50 and $60 plus shipping. My guess is that it is pretty much the price of a paint job
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch. If I do decide to pull the trigger on a Buddy instead of a Stella in a little over a month (again...) I might as well just paint it myself. Can do it for a hell of alot cheaper than $50 per panel
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cheapest way is to buy it in the color you like Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

susann.t wrote:
The cheapest way is to buy it in the color you like Very Happy


Eh. Sometimes you find a great deal you just have to think outside of the box. I've seen a few REAL tempting buddy scoots for under $1400 with next to nothing miles, and several at the end of the semester popped up around ASU for next to nothing because the little rich college girls were done with them. In fact there were several Vespas, a few Metros and a score of Chinese scooters just left behind because it was too much hassle for the trust fund kids! One parking garage had a 2011 Suburban and a 2009 Mercedes abandoned by the students because daddy would buy them a new one next semester. There's always a few of those sitting around each year at ASU.

Besides, I painted my old Stella for about $60 using a bunch of old-school methods and it came out great! Wasn't easy as clicking a mouse to buy the parts, but I wanted to learn how to do it. And, I enjoy the DIY approach. In fact there was a pink Stella 2T in Tucson for the longest time that I was trying to find the funds for: VERY cheap and aside from a few scratches looked well worth it. But pink? There's where the painting fun comes in Razz

But, I am digging the two tone action on your bike. Definitely stands out Smile (and that's a good thing)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to be able to paint it myself but I saw the video and I didn't have the nerve to try. I have tired to paint other things and they didn't turn out very nice.

I would love to find the rich college girls' scooters here. Unfortunately not such luck so I got my buddy new and it was a lot of money, esp. with the extra set of panels... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me thinkst this one should be considered a 3 tone for now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! You scooter came out sweet. Love your seat cover too!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like someone else said .... I'm generally not a fan of pink, but that is sweet! Great job!

Rob

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agrogod wrote:
Me thinkst this one should be considered a 3 tone for now.


I love the pink "3"

3 tone pink, pink, white
or
3 tone pink, white, black?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pumpedoncaffeine wrote:
Wow! You scooter came out sweet. Love your seat cover too!


+ 1

Great job with the colors. I dig it!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of gals like the pink. I know quite a few of the sportbike girls who did a pink overhaul of their Gixxers, CBRs, etc. If you like it, go for it! That's my motto anyway.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

susann.t wrote:
agrogod wrote:
Me thinkst this one should be considered a 3 tone for now.


I love the pink "3"

3 tone pink, pink, white
or
3 tone pink, white, black?


Pink, white, black. Its the only way.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome!!! You should put the basket on the front,it will look really cute
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: Nice Reply with quote

I like
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Besides, I painted my old Stella for about $60 using a bunch of old-school methods and it came out great! Wasn't easy as clicking a mouse to buy the parts, but I wanted to learn how to do it. And, I enjoy the DIY approach. In fact there was a pink Stella 2T in Tucson for the longest time that I was trying to find the funds for: VERY cheap and aside from a few scratches looked well worth it. But pink? There's where the painting fun comes in Razz


Did ScootOver have that bike? I think I got it when Bald John left town. Just a pile of decent parts right now, but it will ride again.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a secret to getting these panels off? Everyone seems to be able to do it so easily but I can't figure out how to get off the back panels for anything. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: That is sharp. Reply with quote

Very nice looking two tone scoot.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking very beautiful and i just love it pink color suits scooter so much.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

z20k wrote:
Is there a secret to getting these panels off? Everyone seems to be able to do it so easily but I can't figure out how to get off the back panels for anything. Confused


It is not easy. In order to remove one panel, you have to actually take off three. It's a puzzle made in hell. And then there is 57 screws that are left over when the pieces are back together.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, your scooter really looks great! Do you still have any pictures of the pink/seafoam green? I'm looking to do something similar! Also that link for the custom seat will definitely come in handy! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

buttercreamsunshine wrote:
Wow, your scooter really looks great! Do you still have any pictures of the pink/seafoam green? I'm looking to do something similar! Also that link for the custom seat will definitely come in handy! Very Happy



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