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Hi all, I have a 998R and the side fairings need a little bit of love.

Pictures of the damaged spots

I'm assuming from a 0mph tipoff / something like that since I don't see any rashing or cracking from something at speed. I'm currently looking for a good repair place; I'm talking to Scott at Attitude Custom Painting down near Tampa/St. Pete and he's looking pretty good but I'm still wanting to check around some more. Bonus points if it's close-ish to North Florida since I'd much rather carry the fairings rather than shipping them off.

So if you guys have any name suggestions to drop I'd love to hear them! I'm also interested in getting a tail fairing painted to match the OEM fairing. The fairing on the bike is some trick carbon race one that matches stock pretty much 100% (even down to the three stickers) but it's missing the cutouts for the tail lights. I've managed to get ahold of an unpainted carbon ventless one with the tail light cutouts and the side 'Ducati Superbike' stickers (still looking for the Ducati Corse raised sticker for the top of the fairing, so if anyone has one I'd love to get ahold of it!) so I'll be looking to get that painted also.

Thanks for any help!
 

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dont be such a tight arse. its a 998r for fucks sake. get them done properly and dont piss around with so called spot repairs. yes im passionate about this sort of thing. you own a rather rare and beautiful bike. spend the money on whats required to get them perfect.
 

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If I have to get them fully repainted I will but my goal was to keep the original paint on most of them; in my mind if I can get the damage looking perfect while keeping most of the original paint job is a good thing; I might be wrong though!
 

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A GOOD painter (me:)) WILL be able to repair, blend and clear coat coat the panel/s so you won’t see a repair. Far to many painters today can’t be bothered doing this type of repair. It’s either not in their skill set or they’re just plane lazy and couldn’t be bothered. Either way, in my opinion, please get it done properly. Don’t be like so many others and say “it’s to expensive”. You have an awesome bike. Keep it that way.
 

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A GOOD painter (me:)) WILL be able to repair, blend and clear coat coat the panel/s so you won’t see a repair. Far to many painters today can’t be bothered doing this type of repair. It’s either not in their skill set or they’re just plane lazy and couldn’t be bothered. Either way, in my opinion, please get it done properly. Don’t be like so many others and say “it’s to expensive”. You have an awesome bike. Keep it that way.
Correct and well said..
 

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I like the idea of doing the spot repair only. They are only original once! My 748 has a couple spots that needs a touch up. I’m picky as anyone about my vehicles but for some reason I’m ok with the spots. Sure I wish it was perfect...but it’s not and that is ok!
 

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I would be happy to buy the damaged panels, if you would throw in the rest of the bike....willing to pay very high price for damaged panels!:nerd:
 

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Thanks for the suggestions! After looking at shipping prices again vs the travel I was willing to do (~12 hr one way) then shipping works out pretty good. I’ve emailed Finishing Touch and about to reach out to CCR and Artistimo to try to get some ballparks and go from there.
 

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And I’d love to be able to send them to you xracer, but damn is shipping expensive from the US to Australia; like ~2k each way. I understand not being cheap (this tail section is going to be ~1k total instead of taking a dremel to my current fairing) but that’d be killer if I can keep them in CONUS.
 

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Currently looks like I’ll be shipping the fairings off in September to a good Ducati specialist :). Looking forward to getting this bike back to showroom quality! I’ll post updates when everything happens.
 

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Got some parts back, stuff got a little delayed here due to Hurricane Michael but my fairings showed back up today and they look brand new. Sean @ CCR has done an amazing job.

Just one of the spots that got fixed before a respray; the clutch area was pretty bad. Looking forward to getting the tail section and air runners back in shortly and putting everything back together!
 

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Slowly coming together. Got the air runners back earlier this week and had a little time this morning while waiting for trim and paint guys to show up for some house work.

Got new air filters installed in the runners, mounted and front fairing + mirrors back on for the first time in quite a bit. Later this evening I'll be working on the idle trim setting since that is the last step I've left for a small tune up then it'll be time to get the side panels back on.

Getting excited to see what it'll be looking like! Just waiting on the new tail to finish up then everything will be back together.
 

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The side panel looks great! How much was the repair/paint work?


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The side panel looks great! How much was the repair/paint work?


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About 2.5k all in with shipping back and forth. Everything has turned out beyond my expectations, these parts look amazing in person. I'm scared to take it out onto the road now, haha.
 

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I couldn't wait for the new tail to show up when I still have the race version sitting in my office so I decided to toss it back on there and some brake lights to go out for a quick spin.

Bike still feels amazing and the acceleration is still stupid. I love it, I was grinning from ear to ear the entire time.
 

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