Paint type


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Ram1068
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Paint type

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Hey, while reassembling my bike, I decided to change plastics color. I am a bit concerned, as I have never attempted changing the plastic color. What would be the best type paint, flexible, temp or both?


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SnoBrdr
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Ram1068 wrote:Hey, while reassembling my bike, I decided to change plastics color. I am a bit concerned, as I have never attempted changing the plastic color. What would be the best type paint, flexible, temp or both?
Any good automotive or rattle can paint will work.
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Fred Camper
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With the correct prep, rattle can will do a great job. It takes sanding between coats, with upto 1600 Grit at the end.
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here is a good example of a rattle can paint job. the first 2 pics are of my 83 aspencade when i first got it. it was the nimbus grey color.

the next 2 pics are of it repainted satin black from rattle cans with wet sanding in between 7 coats. with the right prep work and sanding, you'r bike will look just as good as mine does.

good luck with it.

stuart.
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Fred Camper
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It is more about the method than the paint delivery method. Wet sanding is your friend. My whole bike 1977 bike (the one in my sig) is rattle can some 7 years back. Wet sanding between all coats and 1600 final wet sanding to bring out high gloss where I was not putting a satin finish.
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I've had the best luck using these folks for my rattle can paint. http://www.66autocolor.com/ IMHO, the secret to Motorcycle paint is the Clear Coat and these folks make the best I've ever used.


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