01-26-2012, 10:01 PM #1
How to remove windscreen on GPR...and paint help...
So my 1390 rebuild is starting soon...all the parts (nearly) are ready to go...
Got a question though. My windscreen is pretty beat up from the previous owner. It has some small dents like someone towed it through gravel, scuffs, etc. In summary it needs sanded (maybe fill the small dents (pea size) and I'd like to paint it black.
My problem is, I went to unscrew it from the rest of the fairing, and the mounts just spun. Lifted up the lid, and found that the mounts are cylindrical and covered with a rubber thingy to presumably protect against corrosion. So I tried to remove the rubber thing and clamp on with Chan-Locks, and nothing. Tried some WD-40 to loosen up the screws, again nothing. A
Anyone got any ideas? I could always tape if off and paint it while it's on the ski, but that is not my preference.
Also, any ideas for sanding (grit) and painting? Would a high quality black gloss spray paint hold up? My dad has a professional spray gun, but that's a lot of work that we don't have much time for (with the engine build and my limited time up at his shop)
01-27-2012, 11:43 AM #2
They can be a nightmare for sure. I have used vise grips before to hold the brass inserts. I now replace them with push pins.
01-27-2012, 12:10 PM #3
01-27-2012, 03:01 PM #4
thx guys...this should be fun....or not. oh well, gotta look sharp!
01-27-2012, 03:05 PM #5
01-27-2012, 03:07 PM #6
I had mine painted by an auto body shop - straight black and it looks great.
I have heard of some people having paint issues on the windscreen. I think steach had an issue with that at some point.
01-29-2012, 07:08 PM #7
Here's a wild idea...thinking of leaving the screen off. Underneath is just black plastic with a raised YAMAHA logo running vertically up the middle. I was thinking of getting it painted gloss black and painting the Yamaha logo red (to match the seat)...and then plugging the holes where the windscreen went with spiked rivets...kind of a "Mad Max" look if you will....thoughts???
01-31-2012, 09:13 AM #8
ttt....thanks for the advice in getting the screen off....those things were on tight!! now, please, some advice on the pic I posted. Lame or cool? Different for sure, I think it could be great.
01-31-2012, 10:10 AM #9
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I vote for the black paint with red logo!
Unless you have the funds to buy a carbon fiber one!
01-31-2012, 10:48 AM #10
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