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Need advice on painting - April 16, 2008, 01:44 PM

So I forsee a couple ways this can turn out for me....it can look retarded when i'm done or decent. I've never painted parts before so I am fairly clueless...i know the gist of it but i need some details. I'm trying to paint all the plastics on my bike and also repair some cracks. For the cracks i'm using bondo. So now on to the painting...where do I start? If someone could kinda give me a brief how-to that would be amazing...i picked up some 100-400 grit sandpaper and I plan on just sanding things down to the plastic to start with, and after that i have no idea what's next haha. Any help is appreciated, better yet if anyone wants to supervise me while this task is done then surely the beer flow freely.
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April 22, 2008, 08:34 PM

How-To: Paint your 'RACE' bodywork at home! *in detail*

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April 22, 2008, 11:56 PM

I can stupidvise you if the beer is flowing during the process
I have a spray gun (gravity fed) and air hose if you have a compressor and a booth or makeshift booth at your disposal. I would let ya borrow them to do it and give ya a few pointers on purchasing the right materials like epoxy primer and urethane clear coat for super hard rock chip resisting paint
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April 23, 2008, 06:20 AM

i read through that entire thread on the detailed painting process that Dana wrote up (which was a fantastic post and great read) and was curious if anyone knows whether or not the same equipment and/or materials will work for cars as well?

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2016 Yamaha FJ-09
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April 23, 2008, 06:25 AM

The only thing I can tell you is that it is a pain in the ass

My bike run's on snake oil.... thanks to BG.

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April 23, 2008, 06:28 AM

Yeah... I've been painting my race fairings for a couple days now... I'll never do it again lol. Its worse than doing drywall!

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April 23, 2008, 06:34 AM

Actually the post scared me off from doing it right. I bought a bunch of rattle cans from the Auto parts store - primer, paint, clear. It was a pain in the ass but came out decent. My biggest fear is it wont last - but its a track bike so who cares.
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