piaggio typhoon 125 martini racing paint job

Discussion in 'Visual Modifications' started by Onass, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Onass

    Onass New Member

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    hi

    I hope some 1 can offer a little guidance

    not sure if this is the best place to ask this but I am new to the whole scooter thing

    I have been given a piaggio typhoon 125 martini racing scooter from a family member

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    but I am thinking of respraying it black or a mat two tone type thing (black any ways.........:) ) along with some new typhoon type sticker

    what is the ball park cost for this type of thing.... primer paint etc.. all in

    as the bike is a limited addition so I am told. Would doing this type of pait job (as long as it is done well I hope lolz.........)

    Will this devalue the bike over all

    to be honest I am not realy sure what it is worth I guess around £500 ish

    still a few week until I do my CBT bty

    (show how green i am if you have not guessed that by now)

    any guidance on this would be of great help
     
  2. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    To be honest the Martini typhoons are very rare in good condition, take all the body work off and keep it safe and paint up another set of panels. And another thing to remember that the insurance will be more for the Martini coloured typhoon rather than a std coloured one! And another thing, paint it any colour but black, black to me say's "I can't spray to save my life" and black's an easy colour to spray even if Stevie Wonder did it!
     
  3. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    And another thing, there's a set of 13" nrg Mc2 wheels on ebay that will bolt straight in your typhoon!! Better tyre choice and look fantastic!
     
  4. Onass

    Onass New Member

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    I think new body panels could be the way to go then if a cock it up (and lets face it that is quite possible) I have a fall back set and then I can take my time in doing it

    would you happen to know if any set of typhoon body panels would fit on the martini racer

    And for the colour after do some more looking last night I am now undecided at the mo but it is not just going to be plain black all over

    thanks for the post
     
  5. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    All the typhoon panels are the same, there is some little differences but nothing to bother you.
     
  6. Onass

    Onass New Member

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    nice 1 ty

    another thing :) then

    what would be the best place to get some decals

    or is it just random searches online till you come across some. Because from what I can see there does not seem to be a lot around :(
     
  7. ramo

    ramo GoldMember

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    Some of the german sites sell decals but not cheap for what they are

    I'd pay good money for those panels if you're not a fan:rolleyes:
     
  8. MiNoR cOnFuSiOn

    MiNoR cOnFuSiOn Administrator Staff Member

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    do NOT PAINT THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looooool sell em to a deserving scooter owner/part ex for pannels in good nick in need of paint.
     
  9. Onass

    Onass New Member

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    ;) nice try but it is sort on an extended lone type thing; mine as long as I want it but not really mine if you know what I mean


    when and if I return it


    I would like to give it back in it's original state


    but I will keep a note if I change my mind at some point in the future :D
     
  10. Onass

    Onass New Member

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    i have come to the same conclusion.

    they are hard to get so I would not like to spoil them.

    I will keep them in reserve and get some diy stuff
     
  11. Onass

    Onass New Member

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    cool ty

    i will see and if i can find some

    could you recommend and particular sites/retailers
     

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