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I am getting race fairings for my 749 and looking for ideas on paint. My only constraint is keeping the tank black, in case I ever want to revert to OEM. I searched online and all I can find is the Xerox colors scheme. Any other ideas?



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Ive been looking at custom paint myself. Kind of partial to the second one down but I havent decided yet.





 

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Since you already have a black tank and want to keep it as such, go with an already existing 749 paint scheme. It looks great with a black tank. I am pretty sure you can order these fairings off ebay, not to sure of the quality?
 

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I'm a huge fan of black for many reasons…

1) When you crash (which will happen at some point) all you need it a can of spray paint to fix the scratches.
2) Black doesn't reveal dirt as easily, simply wipe it down with a towel and you'll be good to go
3) Black is easier to paint as well because unlike brighter colors, it doesn't show imperfections as easily.
4) Solid colors in general are far easier to manage in the long run.

This is my race bike after two low-sides and just a tap from the spray can. It needed a few more taps, lol :p



This is my 3rd race bike new from initial build. I got shit fairings by accident, so they didn't fit quite right. But the color is amazing, the guy did a good job. Match leathers to it and the damn thing has a great look. I would do this same job again in a heartbeat, however I'd have the painter do backup set so when I crashed, I could just swap fairing components.



 

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Cant tell or not if you are in US or OCONUS.
Either way, wanted to offer you a fantastic alternative to getting that work done.
Many members here took my advice and contacted a great friend of mine to have their TRACK and STREET bodywork done by him. Sean Lezotte of Connecticut Cycle Refinishing would be more than glad to chat with you about everything from colors, schemes, what bodywork is best to use, etc - and feel free to use me as your reference if you contact him my man!

Custom Motorcycle Paint | Connecticut Cycle Refinishing


Here are just a few links to some of his work.
Thats my personal Red Carbon fender on my 1199

http://www.ducati.org/forums/ducati-discussion/52417-custom-cf-fender-ccr.html

http://www.ducati.org/forums/1199-panigale/55139-another-ccr-work-art.html

http://www.ducati.org/forums/1098-1198/52530-couple-pics-my-1198-after-sean-ccr-painted.html

http://www.ducati.org/forums/1199-panigale/45366-two-panigale-s-painted-sean-ccr.html

http://www.ducati.org/forums/1199-panigale/45981-yet-another-ccr-paint-job-works.html

http://www.ducati.org/forums/ducati-discussion/59972-another-best-paint-award-ccr.html
 

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I'm a huge fan of black for many reasons…

1) When you crash (which will happen at some point) all you need it a can of spray paint to fix the scratches.
2) Black doesn't reveal dirt as easily, simply wipe it down with a towel and you'll be good to go
3) Black is easier to paint as well because unlike brighter colors, it doesn't show imperfections as easily.
4) Solid colors in general are far easier to manage in the long run.
Hate to disagree with you here, but black is the absolute WORST for showing imperfections and dirt; ask any painter. I have a black 370Z and every chip, bug spot, swirl, wavey body line, orange peel, etc. glares out at me where it would be hidden by almost any other color. Silver hides dirt and imperfections better than anything. All the decals on your bike probably hide a lot, and to be fair we may have different standards. In fact if you're mentioning repairing it with a rattle can, I'm sure we do.:p

This is a race bike thread though, so at the end of the day who cares if it isn't perfect?:D
 
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