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Old 03-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Cool2 BMW G650X Challenge Custom Paint

It's stormy and wet here in Oregon, so I figure now is as good a time as any to rip apart the X and repaint it. The previous owner (another inmate) bashed it up pretty good so it's going to need some TLC. I'll be updating this thread over the next few weeks to show you my progress. I'm going to leave the final design a mystery until we get to that point in the game. I've painted helmets and bikes before, but if you have any special insight you think I or others here should know, please do so.

Here's the first day, with the X all naked and with the parts hanging out in the garage. Tonight, it's the heatgun and sanding!

Let's start with the "Before" picture.



The bike all torn apart. It doesn't have very many bolts, it took me all of 10 minutes.



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Old 03-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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cant wait to see it done!
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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Just had some of mine 'wrapped'
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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Just had some of mine 'wrapped'

I have experience painting motorcycle stuff, but no one I knew could give me a clear idea about whether getting it wrapped was a good idea. I figure this is going to be cheaper, the trade-off being more time spent on it. How/where did you get it wrapped?
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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I have experience painting motorcycle stuff, but no one I knew could give me a clear idea about whether getting it wrapped was a good idea. I figure this is going to be cheaper, the trade-off being more time spent on it. How/where did you get it wrapped?
Here in the UK, I'll post up some pics when it comes back
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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Here in the UK, I'll post up some pics when it comes back
Cool, looking forward to it!
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
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Ive done mine myself, but with no experience and having to get it all done and dusted in one weekend because the bikes my commute, has left me with a paint job thats only half to my liking.

Really looking forward to seeing these results and how to do it with a but more time and care.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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Go Black!!! A $7 can of truck bedliner paint is so cheap easy to work with and the texture looks so coooooool ! Here are some panels I painted on my XCountry:



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Old 03-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #10
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Go Black!!! A $7 can of truck bedliner paint is so cheap easy to work with and the texture looks so coooooool ! Here are some panels I painted on my XCountry:



thats a nice two tone job!
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #11
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Puke Stripped the plastic down

Last night I took a hair dryer and took off all the old stickers. If you've never done it before, it's really easy. Just heat up the stickers a bit, get a razor blade under it to start it and peel off. Mine came off in bits since they were all scratched, thus cut when I tried to take it off.

Next I'll clean up all the pieces. I'm going to have to apply some ABS cement since there are some stress fractures. I don't think any of them necessitate the soldering iron. Anyone want to recommend a brand? I'm going to go get it today.

Once that's on I'll sand it all down. Here are pics




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Old 03-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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I got fed up with the blue too, it was just so 2007, stripped the decals and recovered the seat, I stuck a few stickers on until I get some inspiration to what to do next, so I'll be watching this one closely.

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #13
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Funny I just finisehd mine



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Old 03-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #14
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Thumb ABS cement filler

Added the ABS cement filler tonight. Any idea on how long this stuff takes to cure? My Googling says it's 48 hours before I can sand it down but I'm not sure. The rear piece didn't need any fixing. It's got a big chunk out of it that sits under the seat, but I'm just going to sand it down. The ABS plastic cement is really interesting stuff.



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Old 03-14-2012, 07:13 PM   #15
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No idea how long it takes to set I'm afraid, never had to use it before.
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