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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 12:49 AM
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33zip wrote:
I'd like to re-paint my 1200a a non Honda color and the manual says you have to use a special paint that will flex with the plastic used in the fairings and things.

Was wondering what kind of paint others had used in this situation?

My previous bike, a 1986 SEI was repainted with PPG Ford Jade Green. It looked great! There was no sign of cracking or peeling. As for plastic flexing, just about any automobile paint has to have sufficient plasticizers to allow for the flexing of auto body parts such as air dams, bumper covers, etc. The nice part of painting a bike is that most of the painted parts come off so you don't have to do so much masking. Also the vehicle is a lot smaller so the work is less onerous. Go for it!

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