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Painting your 1200GS
« on: July 30, 2007, 02:48:01 pm »
Okay, I've made up my mind - I'm going to have my 1200GS repainted.  >:D

1. Has anyone else done this (I think Beemer Man has)?

2. How much did it cost - I only want to paint the beak and the plastic thingy on top of the "fuel tank" ie, the bits that are yellow on a standard yellow boney.

3. Where can one go to in Cape Town?

4. I have to decide between binne-been pienk and tanned areola brown. Any suggestions? ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007, 02:51:42 pm »
Done mine in Alpine white, Metaljockey's is silver. I am still thinking along the matt olive colour or something interesting.

Having a bike where you're bike is one out of every four, is a bit dull I scheem >:D ;D

Payed R600 odd for the tank and nose piece. Done by a BMW approved repair shop..nogal ;D
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007, 02:54:26 pm »
You can't use just any paint

I think Spies-Hecke makes a paint which can be used on surfaces that flex and bend. Normal Duco won't last and powder coating has to be baked (a no-no for plastics).

Looking forward to seeing you custom bike! Aren't you worry it will ruin the resale value? I have always wanted a black/grey/grey camoflaged bike
 

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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007, 03:08:02 pm »
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You can't use just any paint

I think Spies-Hecke makes a paint which can be used on surfaces that flex and bend. Normal Duco won't last and powder coating has to be baked (a no-no for plastics).

LS, you're incredible. Who else can give me the MAKE of the paint I should use?  ;D You are, no doubt, the Anorak's Anorak ;D

As for me, I'm also going white, but I have another custom plan... TBA.

Resale value? I reckon a subtly enhanced boney is worth more than a standard one that's done a couple of red routes at the GAGSC...

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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007, 03:57:33 pm »
My brother painted his GS 1200 blue and branded it with him company branding and logo. He uses it for business, to and from the factory (Hydr8 Bottled water) and for advertising.

Had it sprayed in Durban for a cost of R3000.00.  Basically 4 panels, fuel tank cover, beak and 2 side covers. Looks great.





It looks very different? must say.

Even matches his "Flash Gordon" BMW rider outfit.  >:D  >:D
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007, 04:28:31 pm »
No matter how good the spray job, pitting will reveal the original colour so if going to change make colour closer to the original than opposite. My bike is the blue one in the picture submitted by Fortys. Original colour was red and black. Would suggest that once painted the end of the mud guard and front of the side panels be covered in clear teflon to prevent chipping. As said it cost R3000 for all 4 panels and was done in Durban by Fazal at Custom Craft  0826714343 about a year ago so may have gone up. He will ship to you at your cost if you ship parts to him. give him a reference colour number. Would not recommend painting the mud guard on the wheel as then too much of the same colour. My flash gordon suit a coincidence by the way but also well worth the investment. :)
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007, 05:03:38 pm »

Verf hom met n nuwe 990 ADV........................

Di's wat jy eintlik wil doen!! >:D
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007, 05:06:36 pm »
Ry in die namib in n woestyn storm dan kan jy later verf


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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007, 05:31:19 pm »
Try Gordon at Pure Art in Waterkant Street. He did a 1st class job on my 950adv.
 

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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007, 05:34:11 pm »
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Try Gordon at Pure Art in Waterkant Street. He did a 1st class job on my 950adv

A car place in Gardens can do it for R700. Wot does Gordon charge? Mine will only be the beak and the dummy tank cover at the top, maybe the size of an A4.
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2007, 07:08:33 pm »
Excellent idea....if my KLR stays, it's definately going to be
black and white.
 

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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2007, 08:45:13 am »
Okay, I've made up my mind - I'm going to have my 1200GS repainted.  >:D

1. Has anyone else done this (I think Beemer Man has)?

2. How much did it cost - I only want to paint the beak and the plastic thingy on top of the "fuel tank" ie, the bits that are yellow on a standard yellow boney.

3. Where can one go to in Cape Town?

4. I have to decide between binne-been pienk and tanned areola brown. Any suggestions? ;D ;D ;D
I was one of the first guys to paint their GS's in Gauteng, only reason I did it was for something different, must say one of the questions I asked Alistair Hey at Lyndhurst was if it would affect re-sale, he actually encouraged me to do it and I have not heard of anyone getting less for their bike because of it. I need to re-apply some clear coat their are some stone marks, and I must tell you the black is a B......ch to keep looking good.
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2007, 12:49:18 pm »
Excellent idea....if my KLR stays, it's definately going to be
black and white.

Why make your KLR slower?  Red ones are faster!
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2007, 01:09:43 pm »
Jacko

Dink jy nie pienk met geel plommetjies op sal jou lekker laat uitstaan nie. ;D ;D ;D >:D
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2007, 01:12:21 pm »
Ama, jy lag - op varsity was my Cortina stasiewa oranje met geel en blou blomme. So enigiets gaan beter lyk as die Batmobile (die Cortina se naam). ;D
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2007, 01:22:42 pm »
Ek onthou daai Cortina ook met Ndebele-ontwerpe.  DIT sal cool lyk   ;D
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2007, 01:27:56 pm »
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Ek onthou daai Cortina ook met Ndebele-ontwerpe.  DIT sal cool lyk   

I wonder if the fashion Gestapo at Motorrad will agree. I hear one is forbidden to take booze into the GAGSC. Mwhuuuuuhahahahahahaha!

Maybe the time is right for someting ethnic. >:D
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2007, 01:32:46 pm »
I am willing to sell out.

Will let Garmin put their trademark on every available space on my bike and helmet, in return for the unlimited use of a suitable bike GPS, like the zumo.

 

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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2007, 01:39:22 pm »
Kry 'n Garmin 276C! Almal moet een he! >:D
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Re: Painting your 1200GS
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2007, 01:55:52 pm »
Just dropped off the GS's beak and tank thingy at Pure Art in Waterkant Str in Cape Town. Jeez, Gordon over there is one seriously professional painter/customiser.

He made me dizzy with all his Spies/Hecker colourcharts. He's got every imaginable factory colour of al makes - including Gilera. But I don't think Loncin  ::)

I chose Aprillia "Blanco".

The whole excercise will cost R800. Not bad. :)
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