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mattfrac

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Symba Black on Black (Pics)
« on: April 03, 2010, 03:26:22 PM »
Painted the white plastic parts on my Symba a Satin Black and added a racing stripe sticker.  Here are the results..




Note on first picture, replacement of crappy tire that came with the bike with far superior (and cheap) Michelin Gazelle M62
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/5/32/404/11893/ITEM/Michelin-Gazelle-M62-Moped-Tire.aspx




Here is higher res shots:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4487266321_18b8b6c244_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4487914860_db42448bb2_b.jpg
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 05:15:03 PM by mattfrac »

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Re: Symba Black on Black (Pics)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 08:43:14 AM »
Looks sporty with the black on black and the racing stripe. Gain a few MPH? :)

Hoss

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Re: Symba Black on Black (Pics)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 04:14:29 PM »
Wow, that turned out really nice!!! I like the way the white looks on the front of my bike but I'm short and have marks on my bike from my boots hitting the base when getting on and off so I would love to paint it another color. What type of paint did you use?

Also, thanks for the tire link.
Symba 2009

mattfrac

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Re: Symba Black on Black (Pics)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 06:48:37 PM »
I used rustoleum multi-surface satin-black, but before I painted I lightly sanded it with one of those sponge sandpaper blocks then applied  "plastic adhesion promoter" I got at autozone (I think it was made by dupont or dupli-color.)
http://www.amazon.com/Duplicolor-Adhesion-Promoter-oz-CP199/dp/B0007UAXJQ


I have already worn away a small part of the black directly in front of the shift lever as apparently I rub against the shield sometimes when shifting.   I can see that i will have to regulary touch it up at that spot.


« Last Edit: April 13, 2010, 06:55:01 PM by mattfrac »

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Re: Symba Black on Black (Pics)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 10:00:29 PM »
Or you could cut and prep a piece of metal, and epoxy it to the spot.