how to strip paint from the tank shields 1979 honda


Technical information and Q&A applicable to all years and models of Goldwings
  • Sponsored Links
Mjholi67
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:30 am
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Motorcycle: 1979 gl1000 gold wing

how to strip paint from the tank shields 1979 honda

Postby Mjholi67 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:05 pm



I have a 1979 honda gl 100. The paint has bubbled on the sheilds and want to strip and repaint the bike. Since the shilds and sides are plastic what is the best way to remove the paint to repaint?



User avatar
auctioneeral
Posts: 300
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:05 pm
Location: shamong, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 nake
1981 GL1100 full dresser
Both getting restored

Re: how to strip paint from the tank shields 1979 honda

Postby auctioneeral » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:16 pm

Mjholi67
I have been working on my 1981 plastic item's. All I have done is sand them down some and if pinstripe sand to remove stripe. I been using rattle can paint. I prime, top coat and clear.
Attachments

Mjholi67
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:30 am
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Motorcycle: 1979 gl1000 gold wing

Re: how to strip paint from the tank shields 1979 honda

Postby Mjholi67 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:19 am

The concern I have is that the paint is bubbled on the tank shields and there are some large chips in the paint. I want to strip off the old and repaint. What is the best way to strip paint off of plastic without damaging the plastic.

User avatar
urbanmadness
Posts: 214
Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:31 pm
Location: Sacramento, California
Motorcycle: 1982 Gl1100A Aspencade *sold
1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: how to strip paint from the tank shields 1979 honda

Postby urbanmadness » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:20 pm

sanding is the best method. When I painted mine, I just sanded the pin striping and clear coat off. The clear coat is what is probably "bubbling". Then clean it up with something some diluted simple green. As for the nicks and deep scratches, a little bondo will fix that up. If it's cracked tho, you will need to use ABS cement on the back side an then prime and bondo the front side. You don't need to take it down to bare plastic, but you will need to prime it, if only to get a nice consistent color before you start painting.


At least that's how I did mine.
Attachments

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17050
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: how to strip paint from the tank shields 1979 honda

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:16 am

Yeah, sanding is really going to be your only option. Heat stripping (normally my go-to paint stripping method) will melt the plastic. Chemical strippers will damage the plastic. Mechanical removal (sanding) is pretty much all you have left.




Return to “Tech Talk”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests