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post #1 of 17 Old 11-22-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think???

I'm thinking about having my entire exhaust and cans coated with the Satin Grey Ice (third from the bottom). My Staintune cans have "stains" on them.... It looks great on headers, I did a past bike with it. However, I'm not sure about doing the entire exhaust and cans??????

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Thanks for the help, Steve

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-22-2008, 09:32 PM
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I'd go for a two-tone myself (pipes/cans).

Post up a pic of your bike for reference.

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I'd go for a two-tone myself (pipes/cans).

Post up a pic of your bike for reference.
I don't have any really good pictures right now, but included one below. Also, I have seven parts at the powdercoater right now (grab handle, cut down rearsets, side plates, and radiator guards).

Would you go black header/pipe and grey ice cans????
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Would you go black header/pipe and grey ice cans????

Yup, that sounds pretty sharp.

I assume you are going black with the PC'd parts.

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Yup, that sounds pretty sharp.

I assume you are going black with the PC'd parts.
Definitely going black. And, I'm going to have the calipers done in black when I take off the exhaust (which might not be until February).

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Sounds like a solid plan.

I've bookmarked the site for future use....

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I personally would say do the headers in the satin grey ice and then do the cans in black

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Yep, break up the header and cans, think it would look to washed out to do it all in grey, contrast is good.

I'm still torn on whether to ceramic coat my pipes black this winter, think it would look cool but as my black bike gets blacker it kind of disappears. It's either black or polish the hell out of them and make them really bright.

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Yep, break up the header and cans, think it would look to washed out to do it all in grey, contrast is good.

I'm still torn on whether to ceramic coat my pipes black this winter, think it would look cool but as my black bike gets blacker it kind of disappears. It's either black or polish the hell out of them and make them really bright.

Given your CF theme, I think polishing them is the way to go on your bike...

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Given your CF theme, I think polishing them is the way to go on your bike...
Yeah, I was thinking that myself. I've polished all the bolts and attaching hardware on the bike, left my h/l rim chrome, and the CF Satos have polished tips. I was also thinking of a mild polish on the swingarm, not 'busa chrome by any means, just enough to balance out everything else being black.

I do plan to do my forks, triple trees and side frame brackets though, that will complete my powercoating. Hadn't though about the calipers, but not sure about powdercoating them, could just spray them with caliper paint.

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I'd re-do the suspention.

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Ok, what sounds better,

Grey ice header and connector with Black cans

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Black header and connector with Grey ice cans

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I think the grey ice header with black cans would look sharp on your bike!

I'd love to see the gray ice in person. I went with their chromex and it's VERY silver! A bit TOO silver for my taste. I want something closer to a smoky chrome, but not completely black.

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I want something closer to a smoky chrome, but not completely black.
I know this is going to sound weird... but the power supply in my computer is exactly as you've described it. It's one of the most attractive metal finishes i've ever seen and it's wasted, tucked away in my monster workstation under my desk.

The picture doesn't do it justice, cuz it's NOT black... http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/ult...view/img/1.jpg

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Sike - The gray pipes and Black cans would be my choice.

You should chop up some images and and post'em up here for review.

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Steve , your plan sounds great. Just food for thought -- you may want to check out Jet-Hot too - they do great work for a reasonable price.

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Steve , your plan sounds great. Just food for thought -- you may want to check out Jet-Hot too - they do great work for a reasonable price.
Thanks for the input and suggestion. These folks are local and also do a great job (they have done stuff for me for several years). I'm hoping to do this in January.........

As for photoshop, I have a hard enough time with the digital camera as is, let alone trying to change it with the computer (maybe I should have one of my kids do it????). So, hopefully I'll have some real pictures sooner than later.

Thanks everyone for the input, Steve.

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