Painting GL1200 Aspencade


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bigtg67
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Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby bigtg67 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:07 pm



Wanting to paint my 1986 GL1200 Aspencade and was wondering what the original paint type was (enamel,lacquer)? I have a lacquer based paint (plastikote #311 metallic blue). After sanding, what types of primer or "chemicals" should i use? Does have a few scrathces to fill in and would like to clear coat too. Just don't want to chance peeling, flaking, etc.
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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby knightflyer » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:55 pm

While I'm no help on how to go about this, I'm definitely following this thread since the paint on DT is getting pretty bad in spots. I'm also thinking about doing some artwork on it. Hey, if you can't paint cool stuff on a 26 year old bike, when are you ever going to do that?? :D
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noeleo
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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby noeleo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:41 am

Don't know about the rest of you guys, but my '87 Aspencade is NOT painted. The ABS plastic is molded in color. As far as painting, use something called adhesion promoter before you paint. That is what was recommended by a local paint shop when I needed to repair and color the cowl AKA chin guard under the radiator. Just my $.02, but the guys at the local body shops are great for information such as this. Also, if you have a local auto parts store that mixes paint, you can obtain a wealth of information there.

BTW, is it PC to use brand names in these responses?

Riding on to the next...
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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:50 am

I'm pretty sure every Goldwing ever manufactured has paint on the ABS, not molded in. You could go out with a knife and confirm it for us, I suppose. :)

Brand names are perfectly fine, it's all about spreading knowledge!

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noeleo
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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby noeleo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:59 am

WingAdmin wrote:I'm pretty sure every Goldwing ever manufactured has paint on the ABS, not molded in. You could go out with a knife and confirm it for us, I suppose. :)

Brand names are perfectly fine, it's all about spreading knowledge!



Actually, when I made the repair on the cowl, I did just that. Cut it with a razor blade. The color goes all the way through the plastic, at least on that particular piece.

Brand names, the adhesion promoter that I used was called "Bulldog" and was purchased in a rattle can at O'Reilly Auto Parts. Don't have the can lying around to see who makes it, though.
Ride your GoldWing no faster than your angel can fly.

bigtg67
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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby bigtg67 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:13 pm

Thanks for the input so far! Please keep 'em coming. I'll check things out as posts keep coming in.
My brother is going to talk to the guy that does bodywork and paint for him, but don't know how long that will take! It will be a month or two before I do this- getting my ducks in a row-- then GO

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alanc1100
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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby alanc1100 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:04 am

Anyone do their own painting? I severly need new paint on my 86 Apsy, but I cannot justify the cost to have a body shop paint it.

bigtg67
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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby bigtg67 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:36 am

I'm going to give it a try using rattle cans (plasti-kote) which is lacquer based. The company said to use their Paint and Primer Sealer- #468 to avoid peeling, bubbling,etc. I'll give it a test run soon, just waiting for the weather to warm up some! (may bring the parts/paint into the house for a few days to warm 'em up!)
Also looking into Bulldog adhesion promoter as suggested by another member.

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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby Mortal-n-Life » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:12 pm

Any updates? Any pictures? I know this is an old thread but I find myself asking the same questions and wanting to paint the Asp.

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Re: Painting GL1200 Aspencade

Postby bigtg67 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:45 pm

I never did paint the bike and sold it this last February :-(




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