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Just wanted to say thanks to all on this forum for your help!



Here's the pics of my bike when I first got it. Pretty standard cx500. This week it rained all week in nj so I decided to finally get some paint on the bike I had been putting off. Couldnt miss riding time:)



















will get all the pics up asap, have to do this with my phone and its a pita
 

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Looking good! Nice color too. Look forward to the finished photos.
 

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It's a Custom


But i will buy the CX 500 Deluxe side panel emblems from you, if you want to sell them


Cheers..........Keith.......
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It's a Custom


But i will buy the CX 500 Deluxe side panel emblems from you, if you want to sell them


Cheers..........Keith.......
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Hmmm... Thats funny.u never know I guess!



Whatever its a custom then lol



All I care about is its a honda... Can't go wrong



And I love my bike...



Actually the emblems were sprayed flat black after a coat of bull dog adhesion spray. Then I used model paint and brushed the top. Finally I used a gloss clear coat. Came out decent... Im low budget...



Did that paint for $8! After some returns to lowes and auto zone! Had most of the stuff already...



Have a guy from craigslist hopefully coming out to buy my utility body 3500 work truck. If it selfs I'm getting tires mirrors hid head lamp new riding jacket saddle bags and a luggage rack.



Going through a divorce so I have alot of free time and feel totally free when I'm on my cx500



Thanks all
 

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Thanks all! I love that blue too. Sapphire blue metallic.



So phase two...



Got some extra $$$



So ordering new tires and I'm going to mount them myself. Also going to get those new beads for balancing the tires



Also getting mirrors since on mine one is round and one is rectangle



Getting an hid headlight conversion



A new blue n black mesh riding jacket



Luggage rack



And locking hard plastic saddlebags. Going to paint them blue like the bike.



Also want to paint the radiator cover the blue as well!



Last but not least a second helmet cause I've had to turn down a few pretty girls cause I dont have a second helmet:)



Keep yas informed...



Cheers all



John
 

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petterwilliam said:
Hey.. Your bike pics are really very amazing I also have one bike and i want to do new paint work on my bile. please suggest me from where I can do it with affordable rates.


Cheapest options...



Things I used to cut costs



Sandpaper 80 grit to 4000 grit minimum 80g to 400g



Bondo from auto parts store $10



Spray can primer $6



Advance auto parts has quarts of paint for $25



If its not a single stage paint then you ll need a clear as well. They also sell primer for $25 if u dont want to use a rattle can primer



Masking tape $4



For the plastic I used an adhesion promoter in spray can by bulldog $8



& a way to spray it... Air gun n compressor.



Alot of patience and sanding.



Key to a nice paint job is the work before you spray



I already had almost everything in that list...



All I bought was spray primer and a disposable moisture filter for my spray gun. And I had to buy bondo cause what I had left went bad



Best of luck... Will try and answer any ?'s



John
 
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