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post #1 of 11 Old 04-26-2012, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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What color decals/dent removal

So I got quoted $1000 for a spray job on the painted bits of the bike. Eff' that my friends. That was for just small dent removal from tank and gloss black. So I'm gonna paint her myself gloss black. I know it's not OG/OEM but can't really go wrong with black since it's to sell her after the rebuild. This brings me to my next 2 questions:
1. What's the best way to repair this dent? (using the link since I don't have a pic of mine but it's the EXACT same dent)
Honda cb 900f 919 gas tank, fuel tank | eBay
2. I believe it's the '05 models that are gloss black (or close) so I need to know what color the decals are? I'm assuming silver, like these
HONDA CB CBR CBRR 919 929 954 996 CR XL XR FUEL TANK WING DECALS SIL/BLK/TRSM | eBay

All info much appreciated and if you've got decals or a good place to get the whole set not just tank ones, I'm all ears! Thanks guys!

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-26-2012, 10:46 PM
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brewcrew, it'll be much cheaper if you do all the prep work and then bring the tank in for paint.

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brewcrew, it'll be much cheaper if you do all the prep work and then bring the tank in for paint.
Yeah I asked about what it would be if I did all the prepping and stripping... He acted like I was crazy for mentioning stripping the parts down. Said he'd never take the "good stuff" off meaning the original triple coat. Am I crazy? Cuz I totally stripped, sanded, primed, and rattle canned my OG tank and loved the way it turned out. He also couldn't tell me how much I'd save doing the prep myself. Hardest thing is finding a place that sprays motos in Austin. Called a handful of auto body/paint places and none do motos

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wow that sucks... and the guy sounds kinda like a ripoff tbh.

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wow that sucks... and the guy sounds kinda like a ripoff tbh.

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It's generally best to leave as much of the original paint as possible. Paint sticks better to properly sanded paint than bare metal. You're also less likely to introduce sand scratches and unevenness if you leave the original paint alone.

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Oh... And the cost for someone to paint your prepwork really is an unknown, depending on how good of a job you do and the quality of your primer. Sometimes its easier to for the painter to do the prep work themselves than fight with crappy primer that shrinks, balls up while sanding and reacts with the base/top coat.

In the end... good painters have a reputation to uphold. No one talks about who did the prep work; it's the finished product that travels by word of mouth.

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Anybody know the info on the decals?

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I have a decal guy. Anything you want. I can get the wings, 919's, hornet and the small Honda for the back. Basic one color or with an outline. Name it.

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I bought my decals from ronayers.com

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