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Pics of spray painted stock mirrors?

Im considering doing a lil rattle can treatment to my stock mickey mouse mirrors but was wondering if any of you guys have pics of your mirrors that have been rattle caned?

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Sand it well is all I have to say

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This isn't a picture of mirrors, but follow the link to where I posted my painted stock parts (grab rail and side covers)

https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...tml#post256663

I originally complained, but once the paint fully set up, it is an excellent match.

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'If you couldn't be bothered sanding you could try a tin of "easy surface prep" basically a primer that works on most materials, paint sticks well with it too.

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I've had very good luck with painting my mirrors. I think I did these 2 years ago. I don't think there is a chip in either yet. However, I don't follow close. 3 1/2 secods is my usual follow time. Forget which paint I used.
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I've had very good luck with painting my mirrors. I think I did these 2 years ago. I don't think there is a chip in either yet. However, I don't follow close. 3 1/2 secods is my usual follow time. Forget which paint I used.
Those look great Sniper. Big improvement over the chrome.

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got any pics with em on the bike? those look pretty good.

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Bad pics. Lighting all wrong, but I'm not going to move the bike just for a pic. Much less noticeable than chrome. Mirrors are something you want to use, but you'd rather not have to look at.

While I'm at it, and this does not pertain to 919 owners, but those bikes with round front brake resivoirs, get a pair of those black wrist sweat bands. Put one on your brake res, it'll all but disappear.
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next mod... spray paint stock mirrors.... those look sweet!

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Sand the metal well and use a self etching primer (follow the directions on the can) as the base and then use black over the top. I used a semi-gloss SEM makes the best rattle can products I have used so far.
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what kind of bars are on your 9er, I tried putting some lower protaper bars i had layin around, they were about an inch lower and my mirrors were all outa wack. In order to get them to be in the proper position my levers were in a very uncomfortable position.

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Bad pics. Lighting all wrong, but I'm not going to move the bike just for a pic. Much less noticeable than chrome. Mirrors are something you want to use, but you'd rather not have to look at.

While I'm at it, and this does not pertain to 919 owners, but those bikes with round front brake resivoirs, get a pair of those black wrist sweat bands. Put one on your brake res, it'll all but disappear.
What, you don't like seeing what color your pee is?



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Dam Mickey mouse mirrors. Ugly as ya mother-in-law in a sheer nightie but damned if they don't offer the best rear view I've ever had on a bike (the mirror, not the mother-in-law).

I went through 4 sets until I found some I was happy with that fit the budget and did not vibrate like ya mother-in-law in a sheer nightie ....... Bar end mirrors won.

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post #14 of 15 Old 01-30-2010, 04:17 PM
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Painted and No more mickey mouse

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u obviously bent them down ya? looks pretty sweet if you ask me... hmm ideas rolling in my head!

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