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I am thinking of changing the paint scheme when I buy the G310R (black version).


I would do this in a number of stages:


1st stage: paint the front fender cosmic black, paint the fairing cosmic black and paint the portions under the seat cosmic black.


Result: all black G310R


2nd stage: paint the light covers and tank covers in the monolith metallic matt (i.e. the colour of the RnineT scrambler)


and by paint I mean get it sprayed at a body shop


What do you guys think?


How difficult is it to remove the parts in question?


In addition, I would get the seat reupholstered in the same brown and similar style to the RnineT scrambler
 

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Hmmm, I'm trying to imagine it with a monolith metallic matt gas tank and I can't do it. I assume removal of the fuel tank is similar to the other roadsters in BMW's lineup; take off the seat and, remove any tank fasteners you see, then there's the fuel line and the connection to the fuel pump.

If you're planning to Diy a lot of things, may as well spring for the service manual.
 

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I thought the panels just covered the fuel tank, not actually part of it. Might just have to tape off the parts.


Will have to wait till sometime in July till we get the 310 in Australia. Hopefully will be able to get some assistance from the local BMW Motorrad dealer.


Will definitely spring for the service manual once I get the bike.
 

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The original tank is not covered by panels, just painted from factory so you gotta remove the whole thing to paint it or carefully tape up everything.
 

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I would definitely advise taking it off completely as it'll be so much easier than having to tape off everywhere to ensure no overspray gets all over everything. This paint scheme does sound like it'll be interesting, but maybe I just need to see the finished process to really make that judgement.
 

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If you're fine with just matte, there's always matte wraps you can put on top of the black paint. No part removal needed, just time and patience.
 

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Adding to that it's a great skill to learn and could prove real helpful to you later on. For example, you get scratches on another bike in the future, you could just wrap over it. Start learning tricks like applying stripes and different wraps and what not to make designs and you could make some seriously cool bike designs!
 

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A wrap would be a great idea for the tank and light covers, I'll definitely keep it in mind.
 

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I think a wrap is a great idea, you could always peel it off if you don't like it later down the road and it'll protect the original factory paint from scratches.
 

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Tons of pros over cons of wraps these days especially with the advancement of tech their going through. The wraps now are much more user-friendly and look so darn near close to paint you'll have to take a double take (when done correctly)
 

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Matte Gray Aluminum does look good. The tank and light covers will definitely stand out against the cosmic black sprayed parts as well because you'll definitely be able to tell the difference between paint and vinyl at that point. Which would actually work out to your advantage at this point.
 

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Took all of the stickers off, they're buggers to get off.

They are non reusable and break when you peel them off. Had to go over the area about 5 times with eucalyptus oil to get rid of the sticker residue.

here's a picture of the 310 without the stickers:
 

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For those of you following this thread, I thought I would just mention that the tank panels are removable plastic panels and just cover the petrol tank.


I'm getting the white panels sprayed in the next couple of days and will hopefully be able to post pictures of it later this week.
 

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would love to see it all black, that would make it darn sexy, the white just looks like an afterthought, oops we forgot we needed black fender and side panels.....ahh grab the white from spare and put some black stickers on it no one will notice....lol
 

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Here's a sneak peak at the paint job, the photos were taken in the dark with a flash, I'll try to take some pictures in daylight in the next couple of days.

Am very very happy with the result!!
 

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Looks Good. My Harley was mostly all black the two things I disliked about it was that black paint shows every speck of dirt and water spotting and it gets really hot in the sun. I guess this means you will be washing and cleaning it more often. Now you need some black sliders and bars to keep that paint looking good.
 
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