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goldtr6c
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1982 GL1100 STD
1976 GL1000 "800lb Canary"

paint

Postby goldtr6c » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:34 am



I haven't had a paint gun in my hand in about 30 years and I know a lot of the paints out there are far different from the stuff I used. For one, most everything that needs painting on mine is plastic. Anyone have have any recomendations out there?



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gogs11uk
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Location: Inverness, Scotland
Motorcycle: GL1800
CBR600

Re: paint

Postby gogs11uk » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:10 pm

Once you sand it down use an adhesion promoter for all your plastic parts. Bulldog is a good one. then prime and paint as normal

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arkansassuperdrafter
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Motorcycle: 1985 Gl1200 Interstate
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Re: paint

Postby arkansassuperdrafter » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:31 pm

I have repainted two gl1200's recently. THe hardest part is preparation. Make sure that you sand all of the pin striping off down to the plastic. It will telegraph thru the new paint if you don't. The last one I painted I used House of Kolor base coat, top coat and clear coat. I had a few runs, but I am by no means a good painter.

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arkansassuperdrafter
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Re: paint

Postby arkansassuperdrafter » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:42 pm

I have just uploaded pictures of my two bikes, if you are interested in looking at them. They are in my picture gallery.
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85 and 86 Interstates

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gogs11uk
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Re: paint

Postby gogs11uk » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:09 pm

As arkansassuperdrafter has said about the prep, make sure if you are going for a complete resparay then the more effort you put into thr prep work then the better the finish your going to get. I can't stress enough about making sure you get the prep work right.

Even when you get to the stage os spraying the parts, after you have sprayed on the adhesion promoter, then the primer, use a quick dusting of say black paint and then sand the primer back. this will highling where you have high and low spots and keep sanding till you get all the dust coat off. Then base coat and clear. Afterwards colour sand and then use a machine glaze to buff it up to a glossy shine. Leave it a few weeks and then wax it.

job done.




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