Chip Foose, West Coast Custom's, Orange County Choppers and even ,my good local body shop all have one thing in common. They take a project, put a bunch of time into it and after everything is perfect they go ahead and paint that project. Whether it be a bike or a car or a fire truck. When they are done they can stand back, smile and be proud of a shiny, perfect paint job, a paint job that looks good because they took the time to make everything right before they slapped a new layer of candy on. I recently set upon a project myself. I decided to paint my new to me 2005 KLR650. When I got it it the plastics were badly faded from red to a flattering pink. Knowing very little about motor cycles I decided to take it all the way apart and give it a new color scheme. A black frame and motor and desert sand plastics seem to fit my style. Now I am not one for good prep so whenever I started going to fast and cutting corners I would stop and come back at my project another day. Doing so made a week long project drag out for more than a month. I must say though, the wait was worth it to me. Now after putting her back together I have a few leftover parts and nuts and bolts but never mind that check out how the KLR came out! Click on the pics to see larger images.