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New paint

Post by daljaz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:21 pm

Hi everyone, I just upgraded my '84 Aspencade with a new paint job. I chose yellow because of visibility. I have had several comments since the new paint about how it looks newer than it is. Everything that is now yellow was removed and painted off the bike then reassembled. A pretty big job, but I am happy with the results.

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Re: New paint

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:41 am

Have to agree. It does make it look newer than it is. I like it.
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Re: New paint

Post by maestro319 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:31 pm

WOW!! Is that ever clean and sharp looking!! The seats and mirror boots really shine too. What did you use on them?

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Re: New paint

Post by noeleo » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:23 pm

Your paint job looks fine from my view. Just wondered if you would tell everyone how you removed the decals without damaging the plastic. Thanks
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Re: New paint

Post by alanc1100 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:20 am

Daljaz, nice paint job! I am currently in the process of painting my 86 Aspy. Noeleo, my decals are toast. I am having to sand them off. The plastic is not getting damaged. The lowest grit sandpaper I am using on the plastics is 180. Finishing up with 600 before priming. Gotta use self-etching primer on those bare plastic spots or the paint just won't stick. The Goldwing and HONDA emblems come off pretty easy with a heat gun at medium setting. Just don't leave it in one spot too long. After a few seconds of concentrated heat, you can pry the emblems off easily. Paint and Body shop supply stores sell the double sided tape to reapply the emblems. By the way, using Dupli-color paint and primer. So far it is looking good. As soon as I get it done, I will post pics for you all. Hope this helps everyone.

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Re: New paint

Post by john12121 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:17 am

Nice job..Looking new bike..Nice colour choice...

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