I painted the plastic parts that are flat black on all the bikes.just below the tank where your knee touches. I know they will get scratched from rubbing but I am a slave to fasion.
I don't know how it would look on the other colors . I think it may be a thing you love or hate.
The chain guard is home made from a 1/8 aluminium originaly for a 1400 cc Kawasaki. I cut off the back and added a piece to the front, just to get through teck inspection. I will have a nicer one made later.
I painted it myself at work. I work in a body shop.
I have not noticed any differince in the grip of the pannels since the are shiny. I also have not scratched them because my legs touch the edge of the tank not the plastis side pannels.
Man, I just don't know if it is worth it to repaint my bike this winter. I wanna keep everyhitng black on it that is black, but all the red make it Alpine Mountain White. Super Slick. But dropping that much on a 250 makes it a show bike rather than a cruiser.
I had to sand then down then put on two coats of primer. then block that . Then reprime and water sand till smooth . then paint and clear and let bake in the booth.Nothing to it if you work in a body shop.
My plastic side panels are not that smooth. Did you have to put several coats of primer to fill it in? Please tell us all the steps you had to go thru to get that look. Thanks
Another easy was to paint the plastic sides is to buy a rattle can made specific for painting on plastic so that normal paint will adhere. Thats what im doing just havnt had time....my bike is green and i bought color rite paint. Im gonna do one side and if it does not turn out good i will just but another side.