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    Default Finally Dipped My 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 600

    I finally got around to dipping my bike. Been trying to take the time to put the bike up for a few day since I daily drive it. I want to first apologize for the crappy iPhone pics.

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    First I wanted to do the bike in gold for the goldRush Rally so I started with the rear cover in gold for a test. It's 3 base coats of black and 5 coats of gold metalizer.



    Then I was curious to see what the fairing would look like the same way.



    Next I realized it just wasn't coming out as bright/shiny gold as I wanted. So I changed gears and decided to go all black with blue wheels.



    Now with the front cowl fairing completed.



    Overall, I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I wish the finish was a bit more smooth than it is. I'll take closer photos over the weekend to show you what I am talking about.

    BTW, I did the whole bike with just the simple spray can setup and used about 7 cans in total.


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    Next, I'm debating actually painting the brake calipers gold. Not dipped but actually painting them. Then I may or may not dip the wheels. I want to always be able to go back to stock if I were to ever sell it down the road. (Which I prolly won't.)
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    Looks sweet. I think gold calipers and dipped wheels would really complete the look.

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    just use high temp engine paint, and the calipers will be fine.

    THough i would reccomend a powder coat, due to the extreme heat
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    This looks so good, nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmikey32 View Post
    just use high temp engine paint, and the calipers will be fine.

    THough i would reccomend a powder coat, due to the extreme heat
    I don't believe I can powder coat them. The surface is a hardened plaster of some sort, maybe rubber/plastic mix. Again, I'm not 100% on it. I've seen others have the gold brembos as standard, may be cheaper just to buy a used set, buy new brake pads, and call it a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Carter View Post
    I don't believe I can powder coat them. The surface is a hardened plaster of some sort, maybe rubber/plastic mix. Again, I'm not 100% on it. I've seen others have the gold brembos as standard, may be cheaper just to buy a used set, buy new brake pads, and call it a day.
    Harley guys do it all the time, and I have done it a few times on restored hondas.
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    Looks great! They make a Glossifier too. Similar to a clear coat but obviously not as smooth
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    Happy birthday! Bike came out great.
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    Turned out pretty nice. I like it.
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    Looks Badass! Congrats Man!!


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