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$30 + boredom = a "new" GS

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by AKtracks, May 3, 2009.

  1. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    Yep, it just took some sandpaper, aresol primer, paint and clear coat along with a slow day to make the GS go from black to yellow. Pretty good results I think. :clap

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  2. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Very nice.

    Mark H.
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  3. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    That oughta be good for at least another 10 mph top end, eh? :D
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  4. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    Ya know, I did notice that it wanted to go faster on the way to work this morning. :evil

    If I'm lucky the yellow will be a caribou deterrent. :lol3
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  5. FlyRescue

    FlyRescue Support S&R, Get lost!

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    Yellow is always faster.... LOL!

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    -Ben
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  6. ADV RX

    ADV RX Adventurer

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    It's not yellow and not mellow:norton
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  7. KHud

    KHud Survivor

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    You are aware, I hope, that you just voided your warranty. :deal
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  8. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    Nope...I saved the original plastics. The ones I painted came cheap from Ebay. :D
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  9. Juvat

    Juvat Been here awhile

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    Does that really void your warranty??:huh
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  10. KHud

    KHud Survivor

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    Only if you paint your final drive or EWS antenna. Where is Friar with his recently repaired FD when you need him?
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  11. Juvat

    Juvat Been here awhile

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    XLNT, that was the one thing I really wanted to do with my new GS. The available colors just didn't suit me. Next winter I plan to paint just the already painted bodywork. Of course there is the vinyl shrink wrap option.
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  12. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    I thought of that too....and now that I know I like the color, I may go that route for a more durable finish.
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