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post #1 of 11 Old 11-05-2010, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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what color should i go with?

the weather here has been not very rider friendly as o late so i have started on a few winter projects. i was looking for a little advice on what color i should paint my cowl that i have made. i was thinking black but wasnt sure if silver would work better.
(the cowl isnt finished yet i have a few spots i need to touch up and i have a few alterations that i am going to make now that i have seen it on my bike)
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-05-2010, 01:19 PM
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I'd paint the cowl silver to match or semi-gloss black.

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post #3 of 11 Old 11-05-2010, 01:29 PM
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Colour match it to the bike.

What have you made it out of and how is it attached to the bike?

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Colour match it to the bike.

What have you made it out of and how is it attached to the bike?
i made it out of fiberglass (i was thinking about carbon fiber next) i have a few "clips" for lack of a better explanation that hook onto the bottom of the seat. it fits real nice and doesnt move around.

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post #5 of 11 Old 11-05-2010, 02:49 PM
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Cool, nice job - run a strip of rubber around the edge to avoid rubbing on the seat vinyl and existing cowl. Hardware stores etc should have the rubber strips with a slot in them that will push on the edges.

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Cool, nice job - run a strip of rubber around the edge to avoid rubbing on the seat vinyl and existing cowl. Hardware stores etc should have the rubber strips with a slot in them that will push on the edges.
one step ahead of you, i had already purchased some. but thank you for the advice and thanks for the advice on a color.

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post #7 of 11 Old 11-06-2010, 03:59 AM
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Your cowl is looking great. In my opinion it won't look like a solo seat unless you paint it silver. These guys are expensive but it's supposed to be a factory match. Honda Motorcycle Paint - ColorRite - ColorRite
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post #8 of 11 Old 11-08-2010, 01:04 PM
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Definitely body match the color for a proper look. Good job on building the cowl!

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post #9 of 11 Old 11-08-2010, 01:07 PM
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Definitely body match the color for a proper look. Good job on building the cowl!
Agree.

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post #10 of 11 Old 11-09-2010, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Here is an update on the cowl progress.
the first pictures i took are areas that needed to be worked on(i primed t and found several areas that need some work).
the next set are after i smoothed everything out and made a few modifications that i thought were needed.
i have one more area that needs some modification and then i shoud be ready to paint it.
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post #11 of 11 Old 11-09-2010, 02:47 PM
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Looking good!

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