Today the P was delivered to the Paint Shop! I hand sanded everything with 150 grit twice and then with 220 grit twice. If I never see a piece of sandpaper again it will be too soon!
I met with the manager and went over things like masking off the VIN number and brass cowl contacts. I had everything else already masked off for them. I didn't want to take any chances on having something not masked and dealing with that. I ended up buying a new horn cast from Scooter Mercato along with a new wiring harness. I am actually having both the original horn cast painted white and the new horn cast painted white with the green/white/Red Stripes. So If I ever want to go back to all white all I would need to do is repaint the cowls white.
As for the color scheme?
I have settled on a more subtle Italian Flag Color scheme. It's not as "In Your Face" as the Neapolitan version. See pics I found for inspiration below.
The left cowl will be Red, the right cowl will be green and the horn cast will have 1/2" wide stripes. Everything else is white. As for the color white, I am leaning on a shade of white very similar to the one used on Scooter West's P200 restoration videos. Its more of an ivory white as compared to a bright white. The paint will be base coat/clear coat. The epoxy primer should be applied in the next week. The painter is planning on have it completed by the 1st or 2nd week in March!
Time to tear apart the engine next!
Parts to be used on the engine build include:
*VMC Stelvio 177 Top End
*Mazucchelli Stroked and cut crank (60mm stroke, conrod 105 mm, pin 15mm, valve timing: 138 deg/6 deg post TDC)
*Malossi Gear Kit 23/64
*SIP Road 2.0 Sport Exhaust
Italian Theme 2.0 Front
Italian Theme 2.0 Rear
Body Shop Drop Off 1
Body Shop Drop Off 2
Body Shop Drop Off 3