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starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:38 pm



Hey guys, I found this great new paint product put out by Dupli-color. it comes in a rattle can, and its called "CUSTOMWRAP REMOVABLE COATING". it comes in Matte carbon black and a few other colors. all you have to do is make sure your painting surfaces are clean, and spray it on. there's no need for sanding, priming or any other prep work other than masking up your chrome and other parts that you don't want painted. its best feature is if you DO get it on any surfaces you didn't intend on painting, you can simply wipe it off once its dried. if you don't like the color, you can peel it off and your bike will still have its original paint. its a plastic wrap paint in a can. you can use it on any part of your bike's body plastics, metal, wheels and yes, even chrome if you want to without having to worry about not being able to remove it. best part is this rattle can paint is only $9.99 per 11oz can.

I've already started using it on my bike. tomorrow when I pull my bike out of my garage, I will post pics of how it looks. so far I have the entire upper and lower fairing finished, and just finished spraying the side covers and they are hanging in my garage drying.

below is a pic of what the product can looks like incase anyone wants to get some and try it out.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby ram11397 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:00 pm

How many cans do you think its going to take?
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:03 am

well, I bought 2 cans as a "trial", did the entire fairing and lowers and both side covers,(3 coats on each), and still have about a 1/4 can left which should do both saddlebag lids. I would say maybe 3 cans to be sure. this black color covers everything really quick. all that's left to paint are the saddlebag lids, saddlebags themselves, the tank cover and the trunk.

i'll be posting some pics today, and once its completely repainted I have to do the stripes. gonna go with all gold on them beings as the badges and emblems are gold. it should come out looking really nice. i'll tell you one thing, it makes all the chrome definitely stand out.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby sportsfreaked » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:30 am

I wonder how long it will last? Stuart keep us updated on how it holds up. Thanks Ed.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:25 am

sportsfreaked wrote:I wonder how long it will last? Stuart keep us updated on how it holds up. Thanks Ed.



as far as I know, as long as the surface doesn't get scratched, it can last indefinitely. im going to find out if this paint can be clear coated to make it permanent. i'll have to contact the manufacture to find that out. I was going to pull it outside to take some pics of it, but the weather is not cooperating. I want to make sure its perfectly dry before I take it outside.

so far, the fairing, front fender, louvers, tank, side covers and saddlebag lids are repainted. im going to have to get another can so I can do the saddlebags and the trunk, but its looking really nice. looks like a totally different bike. im also going to put some masking tape in a place where it wont show to test it so I can mask everything up and start working on the pin stripes.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:57 pm

ok guys, I am going to tell you about this paint first hand. DO NOT USE IT and i'll tell you why. although it looks great once its dried, if it gets the slightest little air pocket under it, the entire coating will lift up. it wont come off, will look like you have an air bubble under a sheet of wallpaper. if you try to smooth it down, THEN it will lift up and start peeling off. once it starts peeling, there's no stopping it and you end up having to lift it ALL off and start over. this is not financially prudent to the cost of the paint. I have taken all of the plasticwrap paint off and got some black matte Satan made specifically for plastic materials. once I get a few pieces repainted, I'll post my progress and my views.

I thought I would give it a try and see how it works and where as it looks great when its dried, im very disappointed with its unlasting qualities. oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. back to the "drawing board" so to speak.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:16 am

ok, so the bike is finally repainted, and all that's left to do is pin stripe it. im going with a 1/2" wide single gold stripe to blend in with the gold Honda emblems and badges.

here's a few photos of the bike in its "drying" stage. there's still some I have to do yet. where you see some imperfections in the paint is actually where im going to run the stripes. this was all painted with a black satin rattle can. once ive striped it out, I will post the finished photos.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby ram11397 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:24 pm

did you take the fairing off and bags etc or painted on the bike?
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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:19 am

ram11397 wrote:did you take the fairing off and bags etc or painted on the bike?


hey Ram, no, I left the fairing and front fender on and masked up all the emblems badges chrome and windshield, the saddlebags I did take off to paint because my bumper would have gotten in the way. I had some trouble reconnecting the rear parking/signal wires because none of the wires are color coded. the PO had cut and replaced all the rear wires with those clamp together type connectors and different color wires. it took me about 3 hours to get all the rear lights working correctly again. I tried to do some pin striping to it, but the stripes I got weren't wide enough, so im going to wait a few more days to make sure the paint is absolutely dry then mask everything up and paint the strips on with gold paint.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:35 am

Are you going to repaint the emblems? It can really make a difference. viewtopic.php?t=16405
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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby deepsix777 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:16 am

Nice job on the paint job love the color.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:13 pm

hey deepsix,

thanks, it came out better than I expected. the black satin looks really nice on the bike.........johnyy smoke, no, im going to leave the emblems as is, the only one I need to repaint is the "Honda" emblem on the trunk. all of the others are in very good shape with no gold or black missing off them. I cant wait to get the right size pin stripe tape. I bought some yesterday,(1/4") but it was too narrow. it has to be 1/2" wide. im also thinking about repainting the molding that goes up round the sides of the upper fairing to match the gold emblems. that might set the bike off even nicer.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby ram11397 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:37 pm

Looks Good Stuart!!!
I am painting mine too with rattle cans using two colors Hammered brown and rosemary (looks gold to me lol) looks kinda cool to me lol when i have it finished i will take pic's.......... just have the fairing left took all the rest off but was looking it doesn't look that hard to do it on the bike just tape of stuff mirrors windshield etc.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:35 pm

Looks great Stuart... :D

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:30 am

'mornin guys.....thanks littlebeaver, spray painting comes easy for me since I took it in high school as a major and worked in a few body shops in my "younger years". the basic to any good paint job is the prep........ram, that's an interesting color combination. cant wait for you to post pics of it.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:23 am

Wow, I need to try that sometime... :lol: No sanding or anything? :shock: that's like magic man...That was quick.... :shock:

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:43 am

hey littlebeaver, this paint is really nice. just make sure you have a clean surface. it goes on easy and dries quick. below is a pic of the can so you can see what it looks like if you intend on getting some. im going to write the manufacture to find out of this can be sprayed over with clear coat.

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:53 am

I don't know,, I'm not very good at painting and such... :shock:

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:02 am

ok, let me ask you this......can you paint lawn furniture using a spray can?

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:44 am

I use a brush..... :shock: No ....Do you spray up and down or sideways....? :shock:

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby spiralout » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:52 am

littlebeaver wrote:I use a brush.....

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:55 am

Stop it.... Spiral crazy guy... :lol: I need to learn... Naw, I painted my bike three times... :shock: I painted this... your bike is looking good though Stuart now lets get that Stator in place...
Stuart I'm messing around again..I can paint,, this is a rattle job....
This is however brush painted
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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby urbanmadness » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:46 pm

Don't dismiss the brush so quickly. I painted my 91' Jimmy with a brush, foam rollers and thinned Rustoluem.


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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:49 pm

Yep, that looks great,,, Stuart did a fine job for not taking the bike apart....I have seen this done on You tube by a couple of guys using rollers...Looks great...

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Re: starting the repaint process

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:14 pm

littlebeaver, its all in the body prep and masking up that makes the end results justify the means.....btw, I definitely paint sideways lol.......urban, nice job on your jimmy, looks like it came out very nice, littlebeaver are those gold side cover strips hand painted? looks very good.......you and I have the same HF trailer, not too hard to see the resemblance with those fenders tires and tail lights lol, love the whirly-gig, nice work.

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