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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which colors hide imperfections the best?

I know black brings out any imperfections but what other colors hide imperections the best besides white? Is it all bright colors? I mainly want to know about red.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 04:00 PM
 
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Hi All-

If I had to take a guess I would think metallic silver would be pretty forgiving of imperfections.

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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 04:57 PM
 
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I'd say silver also, but I don't think you'd want metallic silver with metal flakes. If you spray it and it runs, you can easily tell where the runs are by the shiny flakes.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 05:19 PM
 
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How about gloss white? My mom had a minivan in gloss white with all kinds of dents and stuff in it and unless you got real close you couldn't tell.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 05:40 PM
 
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A white bike should be left for the cops. I think white on a bike is pretty ugly.
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As far as runs in paint will brighter colors show less than darker colors? My reason for asking is I had my bike un-professionally painted and they had runs in the primer that showed as soon as they shot the black paint so I was wondering if they would have been less noticable if I would have went with red or green. I gonna have it professionally painted next week because it looks horrible but I was just curious about the paint thing.
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You can have a shitty paint job look decent if you did a good primer job, but a good paint job will look shitty with a bad primer and prep job. Just gonna spend the time to sand and prep those pieces good. Can't rush it.
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You can have a shitty paint job look decent if you did a good primer job, but a good paint job will look shitty with a bad primer and prep job. Just gonna spend the time to sand and prep those pieces good. Can't rush it.
You also need to make sure your paint is the right color

It sounds like they made the paint way to thin. If your gunna have it professionally done then don't prime it yourself. You can prep, but most painters have there own primer they like and I had a few tell me they wouldn't touch it if I primed it. Good prep is a must were as a crappy paint can be cleaned up.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oh, I wasnt planning on doing anything myself I was just curious. I'm gonna let the painter handle everything.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 09:33 PM
 
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A white bike should be left for the cops. I think white on a bike is pretty ugly.
i thought so too untill i saw the 06 cbr in white


damnit now that i read it, it says light silver metalic...looks white enough i guess
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