Yamaha FZR 600 Mods: Paint and the Elements…

Holding up to the elements...

Despite being unhappy with my paint job on the Yamaha FZR 600, I had the chance to see if the rattle-can job could stand up to the elements.  Not moments after pulling her out of the garage, rain began to fall on the poor girl…

I braved the rain, and rode the bike for a bit, testing out some of the new fixes.  This bike doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, so I high-tailed it home in a hurry.  Just in time too, because the skies opened up, just as I was putting the bike cover on.

The next morning I was curious to take a look at how she held up, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the entire paint job was not lying in a puddle at the base of the bike.  In the photo at the top of this post, you can see how the rain beaded up, just as it’s supposed to.  The common thought that black is the hardest color to keep clean holds true in this case, as the water created spots, and attracted dirt to the surface of the fairings.

I’ll take it though, and worrying about cleaning, as opposed to having to repaint, is OK by me…

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