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Goldbird357
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Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Location: Kentucky
Motorcycle: 1982 goldwing interstate.

Paint

Post by Goldbird357 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:40 pm



Hey is it possible to repaint a gas tank cover? Anyone with experience?



nwkwinger
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Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:16 pm
Location: Edmond, KS
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Aspencade

Re: Paint

Post by nwkwinger » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:17 pm

It sure is possible. About the only thing that is really difficult is certain types and locations/uses of plastic.

Goldbird357
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Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Location: Kentucky
Motorcycle: 1982 goldwing interstate.

Re: Paint

Post by Goldbird357 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:22 pm

Thanks for the info. Any recommendations on a good paint shop


Ken

Good Hondog
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Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Paint

Post by Good Hondog » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:20 am

Hi Ken. If it's the 1982 Goldwing you have, the best first step would be to remove the false tank cover yourself and take it to an autobody and paint shop. There are no existing formulas for mixing motorcycle paint colors that old in North America. What they will do for you is scan the color on the tank with a device that analyses the color and then produces a list of paint codes from a global database of vehicles colors that are matches or near matches to what you want. They can then go to their color chip book and pull out the actual paint chips of the colors so you can compare them side by side to your tank and pick the perfect one. It may require a tiny adjustment when the paint is mixed by adding additional tinters to get 100% perfect match. You'll get good results if the painter is any good that works there. I have been working in that trade since 1979, so it's pretty easy to do. The tough part will be getting the factory pin stripes if you are also needing those too.



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