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Old 10-08-2012, 08:57 AM   #2536 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 ZX-6R that already had Blue wheels, but at this point they need to be touched up and I may end up painting them just like you did. Can you give a bit more details regarding the exact products you used to clean them up and prepare them for paint, and exactly what clear coat you used as well? Nice work.

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I decided to paint my rims last week. Got a little bored & this is the outcome.
Yes powdercoat is an option but not one I'm willing to pay for at the moment. More important things are on the agenda.

Before/Original


After prep, primer & a few coats. Someone hipped me onto the card trick which worked a lot easier than masking tape.
I started on a Sunday so I didn't have access to dismount the tires.


Painted


Close up. Yes this was all done with a rattle can in my backyard.


Done & reflective stripes installed


The paint. I started with adhesion promoter, etching primer, paint then clearcoat.
With daylight hours running short I took them off late Sunday & worked a few hours after work every day til Thursday.
Rode to work Friday.


A couple pics to show how close the match is. I painted the passenger pegs also.


Before I adjusted the chain for those who notice the "flaw" in this pic
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Hi everybody. I am new to this site and I saw this thread so I figured I would upload a pic of my bike. Its and 06 zzr 600. I have done a lot of work on it including but now limited to:

-Full fairings kit from fastfairings.com
-Corbin front seat
-Two Brothers m2 black series (on its way)
-Brand new headlight assembly (previous owner laid it down, hence this and the plastics kit)
-Front master cylinder
-Coolant reserve tank
-new turn signals
-Cramp buster


Much more to come. Enjoy the pictures.


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Old 10-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #2538 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 ZX-6R that already had Blue wheels, but at this point they need to be touched up and I may end up painting them just like you did. Can you give a bit more details regarding the exact products you used to clean them up and prepare them for paint, and exactly what clear coat you used as well? Nice work.
Thanks. I'm not a pro by any means so take my steps at your own risk. Lol. This was a last minute decision, on the fly, bored as hell Sunday project.
I'm gonna type this out as if you know nothing.



After a basic soap & water cleaning plus drying I started by using the Scotch Brite pad to scuff them up & smooth out any road grime. I scuffed them enough to almost see the bare material. Next I used wheel acid (similar to Eagle One mag cleaner) from Autozone to clean away the dust & any grease. I applied the adhesion promoter (not sure how many coats but roughly 4-5) until they were covered well. Then several light coats of etching primer (it bonds to tough surfaces better). I used that on my truck wheels taking them from chrome to black. Let it dry longer than usual between coats. It'll start off a greenish tint & turn primer gray when dry. Smooth out the primer with 1500 grit sandpaper (cuz that's what I had laying around), clean the rims again then start applying the paint. I might've went thru 2 1/2 cans of paint since they're so small. Lastly the clearcoat. I took my time & did 1 step per day. Prep, prime, paint, polish. Good luck on yours.

A few pics of the truck rims. Bought em used & abused for cheap.

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Hi everyone, I have a 2008 ZZR600 that has been mildly modified. Right now, I am waiting on the body panels from a custom paint shop.

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Hi everyone, I have a 2008 ZZR600 that has been mildly modified. Right now, I am waiting on the body panels from a custom paint shop.
Welcome. Be sure to post up the "after" pics.
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Will do.
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I just hung the newly painted plastics.

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Rocket, What type of set up do you have on your front stand. I have a front stand and the current brackets do not support the front forks in a secure manner.

It is hard to see from the pictures in the beginning of this thread.

I am considering welding up some new brackets but I wanted to see what you had set up first.

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Rocket, What type of set up do you have on your front stand. I have a front stand and the current brackets do not support the front forks in a secure manner.

It is hard to see from the pictures in the beginning of this thread.

I am considering welding up some new brackets but I wanted to see what you had set up first.

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No special setup. Just plain old T-Rex Stands. I have never had any issues with the front stand when removing or installing the front wheel.
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Hi ZZRocket, The rear sets are from Speigler LSL... very well made.
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I just got my Christmas present to myself in the mail a couple days ago. Found a nice Corbin seat on eBay off a 98 ZX6R. Picked it up for $100. Thought I'd show a few pics of the differences.


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I just got my Christmas present to myself in the mail a couple days ago. Found a nice Corbin seat on eBay off a 98 ZX6R. Picked it up for $100. Thought I'd show a few pics of the differences.
I search Ebay all the time for deals on ZZR stuff. Good catch on that one.
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