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Hi, working on buying a K1200RS, I would like to know if I buy a bike and want to paint it, what is the fairing made of, is it fibreglass? I wonder if it would work to take the fairing to a paint shop with a heat booth so the paint can be baked on, would that give the best finish?
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frisco99 said:
Hi, working on buying a K1200RS, I would like to know if I buy a bike and want to paint it, what is the fairing made of, is it fibreglass? I wonder if it would work to take the fairing to a paint shop with a heat booth so the paint can be baked on, would that give the best finish?
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ABS plastic, but I'm not sure what version of "ABS plastic" it is. Which may or may not matter in a heat booth, but if you take the tupperware to a automotive paint shop, they should certainly know.



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i had mine done at an auto shop and he used original bmw glasurit paint - I got the paint code from the dealer - looks great !
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painting the fairings is basically just like painting a car the biggest advantage to baking the finish in a paint booth is it speeds drying time, doesn't really make it any more durable. in 14 years of painting cars and bikes i have heard, seen and tryed many different ways. the most important is make sure its a quality paint such as glasurit, sikkens, ppg. and be sure they prep the parts right. the only other thing about baking the finish is it can get a bit difficult if the parts have been repaired. the factory paint code is under the seat on or around the information sticker. a good paint shop can find this and pull the correct codes. best off luck to ya.
 
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