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Post  Mapman Wed Mar 28 2012, 14:59

Just a quickie, I'm in the process of fitting a single seat cowl to the bike and just wondered what you folks thought the colour of it should be before I get it sprayed. It's only primed at the moment but needs filled in a couple of places before getting prepared and painted properly...
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I'm thinking the white will be fine but then I was also thinking red might be nice? If you follow the lines of the bike then technically it should be red, but that might look daft. Anyone think different?

Also will be getting the hugger stripped back to black as the previous owner had a go at painting it red but it's just flaking off now and looks terrible.

Cheers for any help/advice.

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Post  Snowcat Wed Mar 28 2012, 15:16

If your bike is red and white I'd personally go with red. But saying that your rear seat trims are white and I think technically they should be red anyway so in its current scheme I'm not so sure??
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Post  stevemcc Wed Mar 28 2012, 15:26

Deffo Red, your eye automatically follows the line where the red meets the white. Painting it red will give a more natural classy look. I think white will always make the seat cowl look like an add-on.

Just my opinion mind !
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Post  ScoldedCat Wed Mar 28 2012, 15:57

I'd personally go with red. As the upper diagonal of the bike is finished in red.

Perhaps a white hugger? Personally I'd go with black though, hides the dirt better!
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Post  0ldcat Wed Mar 28 2012, 16:08

After a wee tinker with paintshop, there t'is in red . . . might give you a bit of an idea Wink

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Post  ScoldedCat Wed Mar 28 2012, 16:31

/\ I'm going along with Oldcat's P'shop, just seems to look "right".

However, that hugger definitely needs returning to black!
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Post  Mapman Wed Mar 28 2012, 16:35

Cheers mate, I was just trying to do that myself... and failing miserably Very Happy

What's your vote then Oldcat? You can't just drop and run on me like that :(

I think I'm swaying towards the red now the more I look at it. But still not 100% convinced
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Post  greencat Wed Mar 28 2012, 17:01

Red, definitely the red Thumb

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Post  SteveCat Wed Mar 28 2012, 17:02

Yip, Red
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Post  weasley Wed Mar 28 2012, 17:07

Green.

Oh, wait...what?

Red, I meant red.

And definitely black for the hugger; matt rather than gloss too.
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Post  0ldcat Wed Mar 28 2012, 17:21

Mapman wrote:What's your vote then Oldcat? You can't just drop and run on me like that :(
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Post  YZFJohn Wed Mar 28 2012, 18:45

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Post  Mapman Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:14

Thanks lads. Red it is Smile and I'll strip the hugger back to standard black.
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Post  JAM Fri Mar 30 2012, 20:37

Red, but in the interests of pedantry, you'll then have to spray your rear hugger white.
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Post  mrfrance Fri Mar 30 2012, 22:06

Yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just get a bucket of yellow and throw it over the cat Smile

In all seriousness I think enough people have said the answer RED Smile have fun
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Post  Guest Sat Mar 31 2012, 12:43

nope definatly yella. Smile
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Post  Mapman Sun Apr 01 2012, 22:12

I'm not going to get lured into the Yellow debate lads. pokefun
Although I'm sure it would look lovely. Red it is Smile
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Post  Wooster Sun Apr 01 2012, 22:44

Good luck with the red hugger, must be a nightmare to keep clean. Shocked

Mine is matt black with natural oily deposits and gritty bits, it's a total breeze as far as maintaining the look is concerned. green smile

(It came up a right treat last year after I forgot to screw the oil cap back on and ended up with the most waterproof right boot and denim trouserleg ever. Oh, and an MOT failure (a bit of Copex isn't an acceptable substitute apparently) green smile )
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Post  Mapman Wed Apr 04 2012, 11:34

Right so I'm just about to drop off the seat cowl for painting and thought I would double check the paint code. So according to Colorrite the paint code should be Vivid Red Cocktail 7, Code 0580 'coz my bike was built in '97 (according to the sticker on the headstock). But that red looks a bit dark? It also says it's for Red/White two tone and surely that's what my bike is?
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If I select 1998 as the year (as the bike is registered in 1998 but built in '97) then I get Vivid Red Cocktail 1, Code 0121
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I'm sure it should be VRC1, can anyone confirm?

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Post  SteveCat Wed Apr 04 2012, 11:55

I am sure yours is VRC1 (2 stage paint), mine is the Vivid Red Cocktail 7 as you say darker and also has a 'metalic' effect (3 stage paint)
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Post  Mapman Wed Apr 04 2012, 12:17

Thanks Steve VRC1 it shall be green smile

Stripping the hugger back to bare black plastic.
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