Paintig 83 interstate

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Paintig 83 interstate

Post by Wingding96 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:34 pm

I just bought my first goldwing. Its an 83 intetstate, and runs like a dream. Paint is a little rough. I would like to paint the fairing. Any tips on how to go about it?

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Re: Paintig 83 interstate

Post by RoadRogue » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:39 pm

Its like painting any other automotive application, remove from the bike, strip fairing of all parts. Sand, sand,sand,prime,sand reprime,sand and base /clear coat. May as well do the other 20 pieces of body while you are at it so they all match. 8-)
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Re: Paintig 83 interstate

Post by bubba9710 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:37 am

I'm in the process of painting my '81. I'm using rattle cans but, thus far, I'm happy with the results. I'm using several grades of wet sand paper. I start with a 320 grit to remove the clear. It does a quick job. I have 400, 600, and 800 grit as well. To smooth between coats. Once the clear is gone, it's all about patience. Thin coats. At least, that's how it has worked for me. I'm doing it all with rattle cans and I'm very pleased with the results. Check out my laced tank...

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