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Help painting my inner fairing

 
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:41 PM
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Hello all,

I would like to get the inner fairing of my Ultra painted to improve the look of the bike. The color of the bike is Rich SUNGLO Blue/Chopper Blue. I believe the darker of the two blues is Chopper Blue.

Im not super picky. The bike is almost 15 years old and has 50K miles on it, so Iím sure a brand new paint job on the inner fairing would be a hell of a lot glossier than the rest of the bike due to the age of the paint. So Iím not looking to match perfect.

I just want want to make it look better. Itís a blue bike. A blue inner fairing would look badass. Does anyone know of any resources or places I can look into for this that arenít crazy expensive? I plan to ask a few local shops if they can do it. I think I can still obtain that paint from Harley. From what Iíve heard Harley uses a certain system to paint their parts and having a non-Harley paint shop try to paint something will not turn out right. I donít know if that is true or not.

Ive seen some bikes that have what looks like a painted trim peice that covers everything except the outsides of the inner fairing. My buddy had one that was wood grain looking and it went really well with his maroon colored bike. I havenít been able to find anything g like that at all though.

Like Insaid, I just wanna improve the look and would like to get it painted. Any help would be great. Thanks. Iíll post some pictures of my bike.


 
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Had a local custom car painter repaint a damaged front fender. He sourced harley colors from his paint supplier, it was expensive at about $45/pint but the paint match was exact. As for the quality, compared to the old fender he actually did a better job than the factory. It was noticable in several places. The fender is a two tone (black cherry pearl and pewter pearl) with a 3rd color painted pin stripe and cost me $250.
 
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I just noticed this sticky from above if your up for it

https://www.hdforums.com/forum/touri...ep-w-pics.html


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Originally Posted by CookUltraClassic View Post
A blue inner fairing would look badass.
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..... i 2nd Fairing Exchange
 
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Just to help push you over the ledge. My buddies Pacific Blue Pearl. Help painting my inner fairing-photo621.jpg
 
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Glossy bright colors may look real good, but how will it ride if you are headed east on a bright sunny day? Are you going to get blinded by the light reflecting off the instrument panel? I know that even the chrome bezel trim on my instruments can be a problem at times. One of the reasons for flat paint on the fairing is to reduce reflected glare which can be a safety issue and increase eye fatigue. Flat black, grey, beige, or light blue are common instrument panel colors in airplanes meant to address this hazard. I do not remember if it is FAA mandated, but I do not recall seeing very many gloss finishes.
 
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any local paint shop can do this, or find a good custom painter local... id think $200 should be about all it should cost...
 
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Originally Posted by skinman13 View Post
Glossy bright colors may look real good, but how will it ride if you are headed east on a bright sunny day? Are you going to get blinded by the light reflecting off the instrument panel? I know that even the chrome bezel trim on my instruments can be a problem at times. One of the reasons for flat paint on the fairing is to reduce reflected glare which can be a safety issue and increase eye fatigue. Flat black, grey, beige, or light blue are common instrument panel colors in airplanes meant to address this hazard. I do not remember if it is FAA mandated, but I do not recall seeing very many gloss finishes.
geez.... sounds like my grandma is now on the forum......... fyi grandma.... its a Harley upgrade to get the inner fairing painted ... all specials and cvo s are painted from the factory...
 

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geez.... sounds like my grandma is now on the forum......... fyi grandma.... its a Harley upgrade to get the inner fairing painted ... all specials and cvo s are painted from the factory...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah. Thanks for bumming everybody out.... hahaha
 
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