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    The gray/silver or whatever the color is called inner fairing around the gauges is looking a little tired and worn from age and the sun. Mine is a blue 05 and I'm thinking I will paint that part to match the blue of the bike. Anyone done that, any issues? I thought it would look good the blue color but wanted to get some opinions.

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  • #2
    I did that on my old 2002 Orange, it really looked good, but the cost of the Honda paint was out of this world...I would like to do it on this one but only if I am going to paint some other parts at the same time.

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    • #3
      If you are a pretty good painter?. you can do just about anything your heart desires.

      I painted my speaker dash cover myself. I got my paint from Colorrite.

      Your paint is a one stage paint with clear already in it. http://www.colorrite.com/wizardresults.cfm








      I wet sanded the dash with first 400 wet/dry. Followed by 600

      I took it down to the black ABS.

      I primed it with a plastic primer like this. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rl...FdRaMgodp0oA9w

      You can get a plastic primer at most places these days.

      A tip if you find the Blue is too Glossy??

      Spray it with Matt Clear. (Do a spray out on a scrap piece of plastic/metal) to see different results to your liking.

      It will look the same with a Matt finish, but without the high Gloss glare that some clears will cause in the windshield reflection in certain sun light conditions.

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      • #4
        IMHO, painting the meter panel to match the bike's color does not do much for some of the darker colored bikes (i.e. black, gray), but really "pops" when the bike is a lighter/contrasting color. The results Rocky got by painting his meter panel white are certainly worth the effort.
        Ron
        2002 GL1800A Darksider #1312
        Experience is the hardest teacher because she gives the test first,
        and the lesson afterward ~ Vernon Sanders Law

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        • #5
          I repainted my meter panel about three years ago because the key fob had worn the OEM paint in spots around the ignition switch. I sanded it all down first just to give the paint some grip. Then I wiped it down well with VM&P Naphtha to remove the sanding dust, wax and oil. I used Duplicolor Bumper Coating in "Dark Charcoal" to spray it with. It turned out great looking and it has lasted very well. It has a matte finish with a very slight texture that doesn't reflect in the windshield at all. Duplicolor uses high-quality spray nozzles in their rattle cans that produces virtually the same results as a spray gun. The color so closely matched the OEM color that no one has even noticed that I repainted it. Very happy with the results.

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          • #6
            Painted mine yellow.... love it!

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            • #7
              I had WingBling out of Florida do a Carbon Fiber look to my meter panel, as well as several other parts of the bike. Given that my primary color on my '13 F6B is Black (the faster color), I wanted a contrast. I now have a lot of Carbon Fiber looking pieces on the bike, in well placed areas, and it looks pretty good.

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              • jmohme
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                That is a nice look!

            • #8
              Ok guys, it's called a meter panel. Keep those pictures coming. Looking good.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by strotter View Post
                Painted mine yellow.... love it!
                I have considered doing the same, but it is almost too much yellow.
                I know, I know, you can't have too much yellow, but I think when I do mine, I'm going to go black to for the contrast and to match the theme I used on the rest of the bike.

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                • #10
                  I was heading the way of the wrap, however as I have a Airbag, I did not to cover all the labels for the seat and grip heat knobs.
                  So does anyone have a good link for someone who does a good job of providing labels which would look like OEM, fit over a wrap and hold up to soap, water and sunlight?

                  Rick
                  2010 GL1800ADA (CDN eh!)
                  DS 1126
                  15 Tiger 800 XCX
                  14 WR250R
                  95 FLSTC Sold to a nice family.

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                  • #11
                    MMR , that does look sweet.
                    2013 Black F6B

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                    • #12
                      Thanks, Jeff. If you want, I can send you a PM with full pics of the bike, as there are other places that are now Carbon Fiber looks.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by MMR View Post
                        Thanks, Jeff. If you want, I can send you a PM with full pics of the bike, as there are other palces that are now Carbon Fiber looks.
                        Sure, I'd like to see them.
                        2013 Black F6B

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by JeffP View Post

                          Sure, I'd like to see them.

                          Jeff, PM with pics sent your way.

                          I should include this info: If you or anyone else is wanting to have Wing Bling do the work on your bike's parts, they do require your parts as a core...in exchange for similar parts that have been done once you put your order in, or....they can do your parts, which takes more time, because then you have to send them your parts.....they do their thing to your parts, and then send them back to you. Best time of year to do this is Winter, for obvious reasons.....obvious to those of us north of the 45th parallel.

                          So, I just happen to have an extra set of bike parts, like meter panel, side covers, etc....if you are interested. These are stock parts, from an F6B, that you could use as exchange parts, so your bike is not taken apart for any length of time.

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                          • #15
                            Very nice MMR
                            2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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                            • #16
                              Quick question guys? My painter will start on the meter panel this week and wants to know the official name of the color for my bike. All I know is that it's an 2005 Blue Goldwing.
                              I have heard Majestic and Illusion but need some help.

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                              • #17
                                Take the gas tank lid off the bike & take it to your painter, so he can have it scanned by the paint supplier...paint will fade over time & this is the only way to get a true color match.

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                                • #18
                                  I was thinking that the 05's were called Nova Blue?

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                                  • #19
                                    Aw crap murgie, now I'm really confused.

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                                    • #20
                                      See if this helps:

                                      http://www.colorrite.com/product/hon...-blue-1418.cfm

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