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Old 07-03-2017, 10:58 PM
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Belly pan painting

SO I have the red black grey version

whats a good thing to do to pop the bellypan.

It looks so sad on low buck raw black abs.
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Re: Belly pan painting

I presume you have this livery?

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Re: Belly pan painting

You could paint the pan grey to match the side panel a bit.

Like they did on the HP model:



or paint it gloss black instead of the matte ABS
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Re: Belly pan painting

If you paint your belly pan you may want to install 3M film. The belly pan takes a lot more abuse than you think.

When you paint them you will see all the chips.

This is my belly pan for my RR - keep in mind it never goes on the street - the race track has virtually no debris - but look what rubber from my tires and other bikes has done to the bottom in 1500 miles. Hard to see but the front and tail areas are all chipped.

The rash on the side is from an oil change - I put the belly pan on the grass - the wind picked up and blew it across the pavement.


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Re: Belly pan painting

"Doc, it hurts when I look there." "Quit looking there."
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Re: Belly pan painting

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If you paint your belly pan you may want to install 3M film. The belly pan takes a lot more abuse than you think.

When you paint them you will see all the chips.

I put the 3M film on mine.

Unfortunately, it only covers the leading edge of the bellypan. Basically the "V" in front of the radiator.

You could buy some film that isn't pre cut to fit for the lower portion if you wanted.

Either way, I also recommend it.
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Re: Belly pan painting

Also, if you want to test the area to see what it will look like, I recommend using plasti dip. You can paint it whatever color you want and if you don't like it it will peel right off.
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Re: Belly pan painting

You can keep your painted bellypan (or any other part of your bike) looking new by using 3M Defender.. It's a spray on clear coating.. If you don't like it or mess it up.. it peels right off. Magical stuff.. and you can get it at Walmart....under $20...
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Re: Belly pan painting

One solution to belly pan color.
https://www.amazon.com/3M-CF12-BLACK.../dp/B0059715BC
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Re: Belly pan painting

Interesting suggestions thanks for the input folks.
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You can keep your painted bellypan (or any other part of your bike) looking new by using 3M Defender.. It's a spray on clear coating.. If you don't like it or mess it up.. it peels right off. Magical stuff.. and you can get it at Walmart....under $20...

Good deal.

I'll have to give it a look.

Have you used it?

Does it apply pretty evenly? No runs? Gloss or matte finish?

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