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XS650
02-15-2011, 07:39 PM
so my current bike color is red and black but i need a change it so here is what I am changing too let me know your opinions

before

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o20/tunstallcm/IMG_4314-1.jpg

soon to be after

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o20/tunstallcm/whitebodyredwheels.jpg

fatmanracing
02-15-2011, 07:48 PM
Pearl white? If so I dunno about the reddish wheels..

I think it might look good with the faring painted all the same color too...

XS650
02-15-2011, 07:49 PM
no its just a normal white not a pearl and the red is going between dark red like pic or a lil brighter red

Bob
02-15-2011, 08:04 PM
If you have the painter but a little bit of red pearl in the paint to match the wheels that'd look sweet.

XS650
02-15-2011, 08:08 PM
what do you mean wouldnt that make it pinkish? and hey bob got my healdights working now just waiting for clutch lever to get here so i can pull it in and pray it starts

Bob
02-15-2011, 08:19 PM
what do you mean wouldnt that make it pinkish? and hey bob got my healdights working now just waiting for clutch lever to get here so i can pull it in and pray it starts

No, it would not be pink. It's be white but when the sun hit it a certain way it's have a little red tint to it. I guess sort of like a metal flake but it's not metal flake. When I used to work for a custom boat trailer builder we'd mix pearls sometimes. The trailer would usually be the color of the boats accent color and the pearl would be another color on the boat.

Here is something I found real quick.
http://www.paintwithpearl.com/

I have a feeling the clutch lever will do the trick.

ABI
02-15-2011, 09:22 PM
No, it would not be pink. It's be white but when the sun hit it a certain way it's have a little red tint to it. I guess sort of like a metal flake but it's not metal flake. When I used to work for a custom boat trailer builder we'd mix pearls sometimes. The trailer would usually be the color of the boats accent color and the pearl would be another color on the boat.

Here is something I found real quick.
http://www.paintwithpearl.com/

I have a feeling the clutch lever will do the trick.

I've painted with pearls many times(and I get them from the site you posted). If you mix red pearl with the white it will make it pink. And if you mix red pearl with the clearcoat and spray it over the white base it will look pink when the sun hits it a certain way. Red metal flake will do the same to some affect, the amount of metal flake determines a lot.

Bob
02-15-2011, 09:26 PM
I've painted with pearls many times(and I get them from the site you posted). If you mix red pearl with the white it will make it pink. And if you mix red pearl with the clearcoat and spray it over the white base it will look pink when the sun hits it a certain way. Red metal flake will do the same to some affect, the amount of metal flake determines a lot.

That sucks. Yeah don't make it pink XS!

ABI
02-15-2011, 09:33 PM
That sucks. Yeah don't make it pink XS!

It sure does. I've had several unexpected results using pearls, latest was orange pearl over black = brown, not what I wanted. But that's how you learn I guess.

2isGR8r
02-15-2011, 11:10 PM
If you were sticking with the red and black theme then I'd say go for red rims. I've got stock red rims on my 650R which is fully black and I love the way it looks.

If you go with the black and white theme, keep the rims black but I would paint the upper half of your tail white to contine the upper white & bottom look. I think that would complete it.

XS650
02-16-2011, 08:23 AM
so your saying paint the seat cowl white only and leave tail plastics black? and ya bob i think with clutch lever i will be good too and ABI your the guy who is painting my bike lmao

XS650
02-16-2011, 08:50 AM
1010 you guys talking about like this sorry for the crappy paint job on it but i have no clue how to photo shop

2isGR8r
02-16-2011, 03:50 PM
so your saying paint the seat cowl white only and leave tail plastics black?

If I had any photoshop skills I would have tried to do it for you it but yes the seat cowl and like the upper half of your tail. Following the line where the tail widens out viewing it from the side and everything above. Like the top portion of it where your seat cowl is located.

XS650
02-16-2011, 03:58 PM
your right it does look alot better like that lol wife approves to

SportstersPaul
02-16-2011, 09:59 PM
Needs some bullet stickys and a F.T.W.sicker!

junkyardjon
02-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Needs some bullet stickys and a F.T.W.sicker!

just got car in at work, NO bullet stickers needed LOL. at least 15 shots

fatmanracing
02-17-2011, 08:54 AM
I think the seat fairings white and the seat cowl white would look good.

XS650
02-17-2011, 09:20 AM
ya i posted a pic earlier with the seat cowl and down to the line painted white the seat fairings? do you mean the plastic parts under me seat

fatmanracing
02-18-2011, 12:29 PM
yes on the sides, much like the newer 650R Kaw

XS650
02-18-2011, 12:31 PM
okay here is the new photo shop

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o20/tunstallcm/whitebodychromewheels2.jpg

fatmanracing
02-18-2011, 12:34 PM
1013
More like this....

XS650
02-18-2011, 12:35 PM
oh ok ya i see what you mean

Gas Man
02-20-2011, 06:44 PM
nice photoshop job.

XS650
02-20-2011, 06:58 PM
not me buddy did it from me from another forum

vortech302
02-20-2011, 10:34 PM
What about all black and powder coat the exhaust?

XS650
02-21-2011, 08:46 AM
no there is to many all black bikes out there was going with white because of the crisp clean look it has right after a wash and a wax