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toddrw2251
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: The all new Sunsetjack! Reply with quote

So I decided to mix things up and do a paintjob this weekend. Here are the before and afters:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all i can say is...WOW!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the mirrors painted, did you use any kind of promoter on them since they're chrome?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just some light sanding. I painted the mirrors last summer and they seem to be holding up well so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of paint did you use for the matte black? Nice!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will not lie, I really liked the Bengals Buddy, but that flat black paint job is well done! It's hard as crap to get a coat that even, what paint did you use?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toddrw2251 wrote:
Just some light sanding. I painted the mirrors last summer and they seem to be holding up well so far.

I'm going to have to look into that if I don't buy some aftermarkets.

If you paint it again why don't you fill in those punch out holes up front?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Rust-oleum Universal all-surface paint. I picked it up at Home Depot.

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If you paint it again why don't you fill in those punch out holes up front?


Regarding the punch holes... that would require me to buy some filler, and wait for it to dry before I paint. FYI I am not a patient man. Plus I am not sure where you can buy such small quantities. I didn't want to have a ton of leftover bondo.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

O'reilly's sells some sandable epoxy that works nice with plastic and dries quick too, it's around $5. You can take a soldering iron w/ some plastic chips and melt them in the gaps, that's known as plastic welding, iron is around $10. The best thing to use is FUSOR, it's in a big tube, but it's $40.

No matter which one you'd have to sand all the paint off which isn't a biggie. When ever I decide to repaint mine I'll be filling in those gaps for sure, that's really the only reason I want to repaint it. I'm trying to think if there is anything else I want to shave while I'm at it as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Rusty - that flat black looks awesome. Great job!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting. so do you like the new paintjob better than the old?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to leave the floor and seat that tan color?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks awesome. I still haven't ever taken a panel off Scootle and you guys are painting your scoots every few months.

I'm tempted to drive down to Rusty and pay him to paint mine Aqua Orange and White for the Dolphins.

What say you?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela -Yeah I am planning on leaving the seat brown, but might change the floormat to black as the brown is not currently in the best condition. Why are you trying to snag a brown seat? Very Happy

Gearhead -I do like it better than the solid sunset color. I did like the sunset, but think I needed a change. I really like it with the brown seat but am not 100% sold on the lighter orangeish/brown interior panels. It's too late now as I am not making any more changes. I don't ever want to go through the dismantle/reassemble again.

Sotied- Maybe I hear a new job calling for me. I don't suppose I could make a living off of scooter painting. Laughing

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