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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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The NEW 996 is Here!!!

Okay, it's new as in refinished and upgraded since last years Re-Mod #1. Put a lot of new goodies and refinished everything from wheel to wheel and everything inbetween. here's some sneak peek photos:









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looks amazing, mate!
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That is pure hotness

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I think I just had an accident after looking at that...you need some high resolution photos up, because I need a new desktop!

She's Found! Now I just hope I can restore her to her former glory...

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I'm sending this in to Sportbike.com to see if they would like to feature it on their site. I just got a call from them after submitting my information a couple months ago when I started on the project. We'll see wht happens....
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Mate, that is drop-dead gorgeous. That paint looks deep enough to dive into!

Well done. You have created a work of art...




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Great job on the bike and especially the paint. Would you mind sharing briefly the steps you used to get such a nice paint job. (if you did the job yourself)
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Great job on the bike and especially the paint. Would you mind sharing briefly the steps you used to get such a nice paint job. (if you did the job yourself)
The paint is Candy red sprayed directly on to the carbon fiber body. I did apply some silver metallic at the bottom of the bodywork to get the brightest possible red, and sprayed the upper portions with only the Candy red to let the carbon show through fully. I also masked all the lettering when spraying the red to leave a clean representation of the carbon under all the paint and clear.

Painting carbon Fiber is not easy, as it has a tendency to resist the paint wherever the weave is not tight enough or the resin is not completely sealed. This results in pinholes showing through the paint and ultimately making the paint work look like craters on the moon, so many. many coats of paint and clear have to be applied and sanded and applied and sanded and.......

Thanks for the kind comments guys, all the hard work pays off just by hearing that my work doesn't suck! Anyways, that's the gist of it, now I need to see what else can be done to keep the obsession fed...

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A little room for the DT996: the gentleman next to me on Ducati Island - Laguna Seca, with a brand new 1098 was forced to move his baby after she was getting leaned on too much by people trying to get photos of my bike. We were taking turns every hour asking people to stay off the bikes until he moved his away to a safe place - he's the yellow 1098 to my bikes' right (left in the photo).

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10-9-8's are so amazing too. I can imagine the attraction you two create together.

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