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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Paint or not paint inner fairing

I'm on the fence with my new 2016 road glide special. I have the velocity red sunglo with the gloss black inner fairing. I keep going back and forth on painting it. Has anyone done this and regretted doing so.
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I can meet you half way on that...I'm currently planning to paint my inner due to it having some "sun-burnt" spots that keep turning white on me. However I will be painting it to something as close to the original factory flat/matte black as I can find. Because I've always thought color painting the inner was rather gaudy.

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I got the inner painted on my candy red sunglo 08 years ago and never regretted it. The painted inner just looks great compared to the flat black that the bike cam with.
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I hated sharks until I saw one with a painted inner fairing to match the outer. I think they set the bike apart. I don't like a non black bike without a painted to match inner. I think it looks unfinished. Kinda like a new house with the brick done but the trim not painted yet.
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I agree with the flat black or unpainted inner's looking unfinished. Painting was one of the best things I did to my bike

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I can meet you half way on that...I'm currently planning to paint my inner due to it having some "sun-burnt" spots that keep turning white on me. However I will be painting it to something as close to the original factory flat/matte black as I can find. Because I've always thought color painting the inner was rather gaudy.
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I've had my 07 RG for 2.5 years, and just got the inner fairing painted. Probably the best "mod" that I've done. Bike looks so much better.

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Anyone have any issues with irritating glare after color and gloss clear on the inner fairing?


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15 FLTRX vivid black. One reason I chose the RG & not the RGS was the flat black inner fairing. Less glare. I do think the color matched looks good on the darker colors but I don't like it on the lighter colors like the amber whisky. But to each their own.

I think having it pinstriped would also look good.
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