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Old 04-22-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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I have a Candy Pharoah Yellow 97 Katana 600 that has been dropped several times(not be me, at least not yet.) The fairing on both sides are severely scratched up and cracked.. Now this wouldn't usually bother me, because I like the no fairings look. The problem is when I sell it or gift it later on, I want it to look decent with fairings on. I want to get the fairings fixed(I heard ABS cement works) and repainted, but I can't seem to find the color anywhere. I'm wondering if there is a comparable color in a different brand. Oh, and the code is z66. Thanks
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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Go to an automotive paint store, they can match it. I get mine from either the Ppg or NAPA auto. Be aware if it's the OE paint it still won't match the old paint 100%, as the old paint will have faded some over the years.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:59 AM   #3
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Z66 Candy Pharoah Yellow Top coat 4705 base coat 1075
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:49 PM   #4
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Most automotive paint stores have a camera to match paint. Axalta (formally DuPont) and PPG are probably your best bet. Carquest stores were really good with paint, and even though Advance Auto Parts bought them, they seem to have kept paint in the markets that had it. The repair process of plastic is not so easy. You'll need a special glue like 3M 04247 to bond the cracks back together. An adhesion promoter like Bulldog would be needed, then a high build primer (2K urethane), and a polyester primer (USC 26006 Icing), and more primer before paint. With the cost of all of those products, it might be a better idea to try and find a used set on eBay. The products that I mention are not the only option, I just used them as examples. People that due bodywork have their favorites just like anyone else. Another option would be to check a local vocational school. A lot of them offer evening Auto Body classes for a reasonable price.
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Originally Posted by Kreylyn View Post

Z66 Candy Pharoah Yellow Top coat 4705 base coat 1075
Hey Krey,

Do you know if a 1990 600 with a paint code of 019 (Space Black) get a base coat with some small flake in the base coat? My original fairings seem to have a teal/blueish glittery flake when the sun hits it just right, otherwise it looks black.

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i know this is a late reply to this post but in my opinion you should repaint the entire bike, you dont want to throw new paint on the plastics just to store them and have the tank fade more then go to sell the bike and they not match.

For patching the plastics i used the plastic welding method of using a soldering iron to mend the cracks, sand them smooth on the outside, use heavy bondo or fiberglass on the inside, little bit of bondo on the outside and then sand to shape. after that simple primer (3 coats) and she was good to go. with the price of bondo fiberglass and primer i fixed all my plastics (they were actually shattered) for around 60$ and 15 hours of work lol. ill post a before and after of one of the pieces.
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