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Old February 1st, 2020, 08:40 AM   #1
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During the winter season I decided to paint my Ducati from Giallo Ducati (yellow) to Rosso Anniversary Ducati (red). So I thought I’d share the steps and pictures in doing so and see what you all think.
While I have the fairings off, I’m going to do some repairs and fix a crack in the plastic.
The fiberglass repair in the picture is the cracked fairing. Before putting on the fiberglass I used a 36 grit die grinder and sanded it so the fiberglass has something to grab on to then I drilled a hole at the end of the crack so it won’t continue any further.
After the inside fiberglass dries I’ll put on 2-3 layers on the outside then body filler, primer then paint.

BTW. Anyone know how to take the padding off the gas tank?
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Old February 10th, 2020, 10:40 PM   #2
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Update. First three pictures is the cracked fairing repair.
6 hours of repairing and prepping all 10 parts are painted.
Next, change timing belts while I have the fairings off, then reinstall newly painted parts.
Final pictures with all Rosso (red) parts on the bike coming soon...
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Old February 12th, 2020, 06:18 PM   #3
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Looks really good so far. As for the tank pad I read it's just held on with a really strong glue but I just pried the pad away from the tank a bit and put spacers to hold it out and painted a bit under where the pad would cover and it's not noticable at all.

my project was my first Ducati 2001 750 Sport that a former friend crashed in 2007 that I finally got around to restoring in 2016
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Old February 26th, 2020, 08:48 PM   #4
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All done. I love the red so much better over the yellow. The Ducati decals are on the way. The picture is of the bike while it sits in winter storage.
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More pictures with decals on. BTW. Careful where you buy your decals. Notice the “800” and “desmodue” are backwards.
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That looks great! Nice work.
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I’m afraid that’s not a SS or a Supersport.

I’m guessing it might be a sport or a sport dark.

The Supersport bikes had 5 spoke wheels and plastic reservoirs.

Sport came in half fairings, dark had both half and full.

The yellow fairings were not original and had been painted before. The frame is 01 onwards but the seat is 98 - 01 because it’s black.

Do you know the history of it?
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Oh.. also.. yellow is the fastest colour.. sorry to say.
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