Gl1500 with clearcoat problems


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Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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New to this forum. I just purchased a 91 aspencade. It has clearcoat damage. Does anyone have a recommendation on how to repair and what material works?


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Re: Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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If you are looking for some miracle product to repair damaged clear coat, look no further because it doesn't exist. Polishing with Meguiares or something similar might make it look a little better but the damage is permanent.
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Re: Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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Thanks for the quick reply. I've heard a water based clear coat wont blister the worn area edge, but no experience to support the rummer. I have little to lose with the experiment. My 1500 sat in the Texas sun while the PO was off serving in the Middle East. I have been able to polish it up but still shows The clear coat peeling edge
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Re: Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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Hi Dingdong. Just posted My first Goldwing as my Avatar. A 76 gl. started naked and had sat for 17 years before restore and the first of my interstate travel.
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Re: Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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You're right. Worth a try at least. There are lots of Youtube videos on line but all are sand and repaint processes. Good luck. Nice looking 76. My 76 was a basket case when I got it. Went through the entire rebuild process all the way to powder coating the frame. 12 years ago.
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Re: Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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PIX's will help us offer repairs.
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Re: Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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Ok, I've tried a light sand on a very small area between the saddlebag light and trim. I used a Dupont clear coat spray and it started to blister as i expected. I've sanded the clear coat off the entire area and tried again. This time the paint below started to blister. Third try.... I sanded the whole area down to the plastic and used the dupont color coat. This is drying now and looks a lot better. I will try another spot but use the Dupont paint for the plastic bumpers. If that works I'll photo the Big trunk lid In process of repair, prep and paint. A good winter task.
I have used the Dupont Plastic body paint before on a Vetter fairing showing in my avitar. 3 years and holding up real good. Ive surprised many to tell them it was done with a rattle can.
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Re: Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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you will have to sand, and prime,color(base) then clear if you want it to stay.It will always lift at the edge of the clear, you can sand and color without primer if you want but it may peel after time due to poor adhesion. You could use a sealer (or thin out the primer more) if you dont want to sand primer, but you better be good or you will run it.
I did mine with dupont chromacolor base and chromeacolor clear after prime and sand with final sand of 1000 grit.
Take your time don't rush, keep the color thin but enough to cover, you'll be fine




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Re: Gl1500 with clearcoat problems

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Thanks for the reply deanbw. Your bike looks real good. The next piece will be be the trunk lid.


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