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Old June 4th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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DIY Painted wind screen

Well my friend who WORKED at the tint shop does no more, (owners daughter dumped him so he fired) so I decided after much thought that I would just paint my wind screen. I never look through is i don't tuck that low and if I try I'm hitting my helmet on the tank. I also don't like the looks of a double bubble, (just a personal preference) So here is a DIY on painting your wind screen.

First look at kkim's DIY on replacing the windscreen http://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=13507



Then these are the things you will need, along with a razor blade and scissors, some blue masking tape, some paper, and this part is key the KRYLON FUSION for plastic. I got mine at Wal-mart. and got the Gloss black.



Then begin to mask off your wind screen. the Side that is inside the curve will be the painted so be careful to mask well the other side to protect from over spray.



after masking the front of the wind screen.



To mask the "bead across the top of the wind screen I affixed 50% of the masking tape to the out side then Rolled it over to the back (to be painted) side



I then took my NEW (has to be SHARP) razor blade and cut away the masking where the bead ends on the back side and pealed the masking tape away.



After I took the masking tape again and placed it round the edge of the wind screen (the edge like you were trying to look at how thick it is) and affixed it even with the back (going to be painted side) and the rolled the excess over to the front. also notice how I went over the mounting bracket to make your tape cover these bits simply cut the tape like this... just fold over to the front side.



Just slice the tape onto little fingers and over lap them as you fold.



Once you have the sides well masked, simply take some news paper and mask off the remaining front side. this is the view looking threw the to painted side at the final masking job.

Then paint the unmasked side, shake the can WELL (yes untill your arm hurts about 3 min). Next repress all your masking, (just to be safe). Begin to paint with short strokes holding the can about 8-10 inches from the screen,perpendicular to it, laying down a thin, even layer of paint, building it up until you can no longer see through the screen, allow to dry, about 30-45 min and then apply a 2nd coat with the same method.

Then allow the screen to dry fully over 10-12 hours, I left mine over night.

Remove the masking and behold your lovely new black wind screen.



I have to say the Krylon is AMAZING, the results are almost glass like and supper smooth.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #2
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Did the same with mine 2 weeks ago, used high-temp black engine/caliper paint. Came out nice.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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Old June 7th, 2010, 07:49 AM   #4
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Nice job. Mine came like this from the previous owner so saved me from doing it. When I first saw it had been painted, I thought not being able to see through would bother me, but haven't noticed it when riding.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #5
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Old June 15th, 2010, 08:22 AM   #6
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did this last night and surely it makes a +1 difference...
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Old June 15th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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Old June 15th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #8
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Great job, Looks very good.
It's amazing the high quality of paints now available in rattle cans.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #9
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Masking is an art to me... I build 1/48 scale model airplanes and when I go to air brush a plane and have to mask a windshield that is no bigger than my fingers made this really really easy.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 11:04 AM   #10
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Inspired by this, i painted my windscreen today. Looks great. Thanks for the DIY, Kit.

One thing i liked alot with this, is that you don't have to have any skills in painting. I got a load of dust in the paint, and was worried of the result. But when i got it mounted on the bike again, it's just not visible at all because it gets all dark under the windscreen, so you don't see a thing. You will need a flashlight to see it.

That masking-job you did there is impressive. I'm sure you would have started crying if you saw pictures of my masking. You have done this before, i could tell.





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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #11
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This is what I'm used to masking. It's a 1/48 scale B-17g...yes that's my finger next to it for scale, the windows on this took me about a day to mask all 7 of them.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #12
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Old September 10th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #13
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Thumbs up looks good

it's looks great thanks for the info. i going to do that to mine too i have a red 250r it's 09.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #14
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When removing the windscreen has anyone had troubles attaching it again? I recently took the screws out of my bike all over and painted the heads black so there is less silver on my bike. When I went back to screw in the two bottom screws for the windscreen they wouldn't thread back in and then one of them just pushed all the way in without threading at all. After looking at it closer and checking out what was wrong I noticed that the part with the threads is attached with rubber and I had pushed too hard on that and it broke off. I still have the piece that broke off, but it's almost impossible to reach under there and thread it onto the screw so i've just left those two screws out. I just don't understand why anyone would think it was a good idea to attach that stuff with some flimsy rubber. If anyone doesn't understand what i'm talking about, I can post some pics of the piece that broke off.
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What you are referring to are called "wellnuts". Unfortunately they are very brittle and weak rubber and have a tendancy of deteriorating and falling apart. There are many places you can buy replacements for... you can do a simple search on here for "wellnuts" and come up with more information.

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thanks so much! I will definitely look into that. I'm glad someone understood what i'm referring to.
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i had considered doing this but i find myself looking through the clear glass when i crouch down when im riding hard. do you guys get that low when you ride?
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anyone have tips on REMOVING paint from windscreens?
Previous owner did ****** job on the screen and I want to repaint.
Not sure if paint stripper would damage the plastic.
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Anyone who is interested in seeing 2011 black bike with DIY painted windscrren check out my pics in my albums section Sorry but I cant figure out how to post pics Let me know what you think!!
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Host to somewhere like photobucket or imageshack (reduce to 600x600 before you do or itll take forever), and then use the little link button.
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im thinking of doing this cus there is alot of black bikes doing might as well to
KRYLON FUSION gloss black is the best?
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this thread needs a green bike!! I'll do this when I find some free time
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this thread needs a green bike!! I'll do this when I find some free time
The screen is not 100% black and the bike is not 100% green, but hopefully this can tie you over until you do yours.


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I would like to see this from different angels, rider position etc.
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wow, fast post, nice of you thanks!!
I was wondering, doesn't it bother you that it's so dark under your screen whilst riding?

And if I don't like the result, how can I undo it?

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wow, fast post, nice of you thanks!!
I was wondering, doesn't it bother you that it's so dark under your screen whilst riding?

And if I don't like the result, how can I undo it?

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The ONLY time I ever notice it is if I try to get in a full tuck doing 100+ other then that I never even notice it. The only other thing is the GoPro, I cant suction cup it to the tank and have it record through the screen, but there are so many other positions for the camera that it really is a big issue
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painted it this evening. I'll post some pics when I put it back on tomorow.
Thanks for the quick response kevin

here you go:
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Just did this mid last night and the results are amazing! I initially grabbed the wrong paint ay Lowe's; got a can of Valspar and while it's great stuff for interior walls, it was horrible on plastic. The Nylon Fusion worked perfectly and my bike looks so hott!
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I know I'm bumping an old thread, but I figured it better than starting a new one.

Has anybody done this using something other than the gloss black? Flat/Matte black perhaps? Or a colour other than black (red, green, blue, etc. to match the bike?)

And the unanswered question from above, can you undo it if you do a bad job?
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I know I'm bumping an old thread, but I figured it better than starting a new one.

Has anybody done this using something other than the gloss black? Flat/Matte black perhaps? Or a colour other than black (red, green, blue, etc. to match the bike?)

And the unanswered question from above, can you undo it if you do a bad job?
use what ever color you want, as long as it's safe for plastic...

your spraying the inside of the wind screen, you really can't screw it up, unless you spray too close and create runs or something silly like that, and or you don't mask off what you don't want painted.

Can you undo ? you could, you have to strip off the paint, but in doing so, you will probably mess up the wind screen, by either scratching it, or melting it if using some sort of paint stripper.....

Typically once you do this, you really don't want to undo it.......probably cheaper to buy a new one
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Just saw this trick on a YouTube vid. LOVE the look, I am so doing this one!

Thanks for the DIY and brilliant masking job. Guessing modeling pays off in unexpected ways.
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Thanks for the DIY, it was very simple and makes the windscreen look a lot nicer.
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Do you recommend sanding the windscreen before painting?
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No, do not sand. Use Krylon Fusion spray paint and it'll turn out great. The only thing you'll want to do for prep is mask the outside and clean the inside.
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