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Bodyshop Got a tweaked piece of plastic? Some roughed up paint? Here's the place to get some tips on repairing your Suzuki Katana.

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Old 10-20-2004, 07:56 AM   #11
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excellent.. I do have a couple things to add though...

A good degreaser is needed as well .. I use one before I start painting and also a tack cloth. Eastwood makes a chemical called Paint Prep that comes in a spray that is awesome for prepping paint. They also make a quality kick the paint in the butt stripper. If you do decided to use a stripper make sure you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS some are not safe for plastics.. NEVER use gas on plastic for stripping paint it will melt the plastic. If you do use a stripper wash the part thoroughly BEFORE yous tart painting. If you leave any residue (even ones that you can't see) your paint will not last long and all your hard work will be for not.

Also while you ahve to plastics off it is a good time to do some other mods or engine tune ups. If your gas tank is old and metal you can even think about prepping and sealing the inside of the tank. Eastwood makes a great product for that and I have used it before on my camaro's gas tank with MUCH success..

Great write up sweetlou...
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Old 10-20-2004, 08:52 AM   #12
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Excellent post and thanks for taking the time to do that. This is the kind of stuff that people want to see.
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:38 AM   #13
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Is the bike back together? Let's see a pic.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:25 AM   #14
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Someone should sticky this or add a faq/mods and sticky it there along with the how to put a gixxer motor in your kat thread and others, IE.. biggest tire? etc...
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:50 PM   #15
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nice write up, can't wait to see it together
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:16 PM   #16
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Not together yet, and it will be a while before I put her all back together. I still have a few parts to paint. I have the front fender, which I have not yet taken off, the rear right fairing, which I have ordered, my lower fairng (all 3 peices), and I am going to get a undertail. I am really wanting to do a engine swap, so I am holding off for that as well, but winter is just starting, so I have time. As for a degreaser, I found that the Brake Cleaner works very well at removing grease, sticky stuff, bugs, finger prints, ect. Its also takes off the wax. And yes, Tac clothes are a must, and its ok if they are a little dirty, thats what they are there to do, get dirty.

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Old 10-20-2004, 04:35 PM   #17
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Excellent, thanks for putting that together for us. That was a lot of hard work.
The funny pictures were a nice touch
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:04 PM   #18
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Sweet Lou.. Good write up, the pictures make if fun to read, looks like you had fun doing it too; looking forward to seeing it all back together
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Old 11-02-2004, 09:11 AM   #19
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ok the million dollar question.. ok ok the 2 cent question how much paint have you used thus far?
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:03 PM   #20
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Great post, thanks for the info and the laugh. My buddy has that paint on a few parts of his bike and it's wild... you're right, the pics don't do it justice.
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