Painting tips


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fibersport
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Painting tips

Post by fibersport » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:34 pm



Has anyone painted any body parts (of their bike, not themselves)? I'm wondering if there is any extra prep or paint formulas required for the plastic parts. The previous owner installed extra chrome pieces on most of the body parts, it isn't my style and I'm either going to paint it all or simply plug the holes and stripe it to cover them up. Just looking for some information to assist in my decision.



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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: Painting tips

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:50 pm

fibersport wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:34 pm
Has anyone painted any body parts (of their bike, not themselves)? I'm wondering if there is any extra prep or paint formulas required for the plastic parts. The previous owner installed extra chrome pieces on most of the body parts, it isn't my style and I'm either going to paint it all or simply plug the holes and stripe it to cover them up. Just looking for some information to assist in my decision.
The plastics on the bike are from ABS material, which is used on most of the car bumpers. So, most of the car paints can be used without any issues I think.

When painting the parts on my bike, I had used the same paint on the metal exhaust shields, the mirror plastics and mirror trim pieces.

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fibersport
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Re: Painting tips

Post by fibersport » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:43 am

Wasn't sure if a flex additive was necessary. Anyone know if the paint codes can still be mixed? Mine is the light blue from 1990, looks a lot like my wife's old '87 Grand Am color ......

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Re: Painting tips

Post by RBGERSON » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:53 am

see the post above..on paint they have all the colors but they are in the UK..and not cheap.

these guys might have it

http://www.vmrpaints.com/honda-st.html
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Re: Painting tips

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lamasue
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Re: Painting tips

Post by lamasue » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:07 pm

My best results were krylon 3 seperate light passes to cover in color then 24hr rest then 3 seperate passes on a clear coatrest again rest 24 hrs 1000 grit wet sand came out beautiful now these were on a new panel unpainted

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Re: Painting tips

Post by shadboy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:49 pm

Painted mine from end to end with Krylon. 2 colors and theyre very close to factory. Waited a month, wet sanded and buffed. Looks like new. Takes about 8 cans at $6 each.

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Re: Painting tips

Post by Corkster52 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:36 am

I had no idea you could expect those kind of results out of a spray can :o

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Re: Painting tips

Post by fibersport » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:28 pm

It's the wet sanding and buffing, heck you could paint it with a brush, sand it and buff and have it turn out like glass if you have enough paint on it.



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