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Yamaha FZ Project

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Re: Yamaha FZ Project

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That last pic above shows the rash on the nose panel... just a new challenge. Gray shade is slightly different and I actually can't tell if it is unique yet, but it is really close to the fuel tank colour..... here's a pic of the rash and there are two small cracks right above. A new one is ~C$500, so I can afford to play with this a bit, and I have a shade of gray that might be close enough... nothing to lose really.....

Again, I have other stuff to do, hang in until next time.

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As I was going about my business today, the thought crept into my mind about the slightly mismatched side panels.... why not paint the right side too and both would be the same.... have to remove the Yammy logo anyway.... maybe ~G would approve :lol:
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Re: Yamaha FZ Project

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Looks good Ray...(from here anyway)! ;-)

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Re: Yamaha FZ Project

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~G, I knew you wouldn't be happy unless I did the job properly, me either, so over the last coupla days been multitasking.... I have all the nose and side panels off now and been busy prepping.... so I did paint the right side to match the left, removed the Yammy tuning fork and corrected the orientation. More betterer now.

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In the pic posted earlier, the nose piece was cracked in 3 places and had rash, so repaired those with plastic epoxy on the back side, then dremmeled a groove to fill/bond the top side, then filed/sanded, had to use a touch of glaze.... final sand with 600 wet. This is almost ready for paint, but will wet sand the whole thing first.

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Meanwhile, bikey got its tank trim back on, but is still naked.......

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The nose piece is lookin' real good now, came out perfectly. The paint will dry to a slightly duller gloss to match the gloss of the rest of the bike's paint. This is not matte paint, more of a satin finish. I was really lucky to find this paint.

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Although the paint dries quickly, gonna give it an overnight before assembly. I may not have time tomorrow, but I gotta get the for sale sign on this little gem.
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