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I hav a monster 620 dark.

Can i paint it yellow?
How much does it cost and any recommendations?
 

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You can paint it neon pink with pretty bows if you want.. it is your bike. Personally I wouldn't got from dark to yeller - but it's not my money.

As far as cost - that depends a bit. If repairs are needed to the parts it will cost more. But to get the best answer, you might drop a PM on one of the painters on here like DucPainter or Landshark. They would be able to give you a better estimate of costs.
 

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Sorry! I think i have to rephrase.

Does it cost more to paint a monster dark than a regular clear color? I was under the impression that the dark needs more coating before it could be painted. Compared to a regular paint where surface has been coated with "clear" already.
 

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Doubtful. A painter's going to sand into that clear coat anyways to ensure better mechanical adhesion of the new paint. Or even strip off the old paint to the metal (or plastic).
 

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Some of the cost depends on the color, red and Yellow are more expensive paint colors. As far as painting them at least for me it would cost the same. I still have to do a base coat clear coat on both types. Even the dark had a mate clear coat. I am not sure about Ducati's and if they have a clear on there darks but I do know on other bikes I have painted, that's how I did it and got that look. I hope that answered your question ;)
 

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Landshark3 said:
Some of the cost depends on the color, red and Yellow are more expensive paint colors. As far as painting them at least for me it would cost the same. I still have to do a base coat clear coat on both types. Even the dark had a mate clear coat. I am not sure about Ducati's and if they have a clear on there darks but I do know on other bikes I have painted, that's how I did it and got that look. I hope that answered your question ;)
Larry's right on the money, mostly. I could tell you why Ducati charges less for darks, but you'd probably hate me.

Ducati does not clear coat darks. It is a SS paint system. They use very little of it too. The best way to approximate the look is to use a base clear system.
 

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Thanks a Bunch for your input!
Ducati does not clear coat darks. It is a SS paint system. They use very little of it too. The best way to approximate the look is to use a base clear system.
thts wht i also thgt the Dark doesnt have clear coating.
 
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