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Newbi on a 93 600R Ninja quick ???

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First mods if this needs to go else where please by all means....

I have recently purchased my first bike (93 600R Ninja C model) in very great mechanical working order(knock on wood). The only thing wrong with the bike is that it was layed over on the rightside and the upper and lower fairing is cracked. Well no fear ebay was there and I purchased all new pieces for the bike for two hundred bucks. Well I am a very good Do It Yourselfer and I wanted to get some suggestion on how to go about preping and primming the bike to get it ready for the pros at the paintshop. My only concern is that everyone I talk to says I have to sand down to bare plastic to get the paint to stick..

Question 1) Is this true do I have to sand down to bare plastic. What do I use to prime the plastic? or are my pieces fiberglass??

Please help me in this matter, I am in no where near ready to place the soon to be newly painted pieces on the bike, I would just like a good winter project.

Oh and by the way I love riding a bike, this is my first bike I have ever owned and I have taken the MSF course here in OKC, OK and it was well worth it. I have now sucsessfully riden over 300 miles in two days. I am still sticking to quite country roads and nonbusy city streets, but I am having a blast.

Thank you for all of your guys and gals help.

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Go Sooners!

Welcome Chris.

Great bike and lots of fun for you ahead. paint prep is everything to a great paint job. If you are going to just use Duplicolor or a spray can on it by all means save yourself some time and just spray it. It will look crapy. If however you are going for an awesome paint job -- going to the plastic is nice, but not always necessary depending how much is being painted and type of material etc etc.

If you are going to have it professionally painted why not let them do all the prep and paint work then? If you want to DIY then pick up some wet sand paper and get down to it.

If you have OEM parts it will be most likely a FRP (Fiber reinforced plastic)or just plastic.
Prep away my friend. Since it will be a winter projet take your time and do a little each day. The end result will be a super nice glass finish prepped and ready to go.

What color are you going to make your bike?
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