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    Registered User rob's Avatar
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    Painting system cases?

    Can the system cases on my 2003 GS be painted? I prefer a matte black if possible.
    Has anyone had any luck with this and if so what did you use for paint?
    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Someone (Fred ryder?) talked about this in one of the R1200R posts.

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    I had my City lids painted to match the bike... also had the "orange peel" taken off. Looks very similar to the new 1200 series case lids. I am thinking about the standard cases.

    I had the "BMW" paint used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny2 View Post
    I had my City lids painted to match the bike... also had the "orange peel" taken off. Looks very similar to the new 1200 series case lids. I am thinking about the standard cases.

    I had the "BMW" paint used.
    Mine were bought used and were stained with white spots. I repainted them using the Krylon Fusion plastic paint and it has held up very well.

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    Glasruit is the good German paint to use.
    Jason
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    Some frinds of mine in the BMW RAMS club painted their GS cases with truck bed liner black. Had the same 'kinkle' effect. I thought it look appropiate and proper on a GS.

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