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Old 08-04-2009, 08:40 AM   #21
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:00 AM   #22
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Hey, If I can get a trailer to take my gsxr, it would be nice to take a pic together.


You wanna repaint my gixxer for me? your better than I am lol.
Seriously? Wait and see what it turns out like. If you like it, maybe we can work something out. That 1100 swingarm would be really nice on my bike!
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:05 AM   #23
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:00 PM   #24
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What do you mean pics? I have 11 of them at the top of this page.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:15 PM   #25
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:32 PM   #26
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I took Friday off (I HAVE MY PRIORITIES STRAIGHT) to get a lot of paint work done during the day. I'll post up more pics once I get some red and maybe black on it either Friday evening or Saturday.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:07 PM   #27
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You paint my bodywork and its yours boss
Are you looking at a solid color or multicolor? I don't have the facilities to do a REALLY intense multicolor scheme. I can do things similar to the one I'm laying down on my bike, but it takes more room to get more intense with the schemes and I'm CRAMMED in a 2 car garage with WAYYYY too much other stuff. Once mine is done, take a look at it and see what you think and we'll talk more after that. The one good thing is that I do LOTS of prep work and take my time. A great paint job will be ruined with a crappy prep job, but a decent paint job will look pretty good with great prep work.

Just to give you an idea of the way I'm doing mine......

PREP
1. Sand the panel/part with 220 grit.
2. Apply a tack coat of primer followed by 2 medium coats and at least 2 heavy coats.
3. Wet sand the part with 1000 grit wet/dry paper. (It takes a little longer this way, but I like the results better.)
4. Check for any scratches or other areas that require spot putty.
5. If spot putty was used,wet sand the part again including where the spot putty was applied.
6. Lay down 2 more coats of primer.
7. Wet sand one last time with 1000 grit wet/dry paper.
8. Secure part for painting.

PAINT
1. Mask off anything that you don't want painted.
2. Wipe part down with wax and grease remover.
3. Wait 5 minutes, then go over part with a fresh tack cloth.
4. Apply a tack coat of base color followed by 2 medium coats and 2 to 3 heavy coats allowing for flash time in between.
5. Let cure 24 hours.
6. Wet sand with 1000 grit wet/dry paper to eliminate orange peel and imperfections.

***IF USING MULTIPLE COLORS, REPEAT PAINT STEPS #1 THROUGH #6 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL COLOR, BUT ADD THE STEP OF MASKING OFF FOR SECOND COLOR.

CLEAR COAT
1. Mask off anything that you don't want clear coated.
2. Wipe part down with wax and grease remover.
3. Wait 5 minutes, then go over part with a fresh tack cloth.
4. Apply a tack coat of clear followed by 2 medium coats and 2 to 3 heavy coats allowing for flash time in between.
5. Almost immediately after the last coat, lay on one more heavy coat looking for good coverage and gloss.
6. Let cure 24 hours.

***ONLY IF NECESSARY***

1. Wet sand with 2000 grit wet/dry paper to eliminate orange peel and imperfections.
2. Buff with Mother's rubbing compound for a good shine.

NOTE: After one week, wax with a good quality wax.

THEN SHOW YO OFF!
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:08 PM   #28
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[QUOTE=Spectre5922;2105397]Okay, what numbnutz convinced me to paint my bike myself? Oh yeah, it was ME!/QUOTE]

Yeah - This feeling I understand - Planned on giving my track bike a quick clean up and paint - figured it would take a day or so - Took 2 weeks.....Painted the yellow first before masking off and painting the black areas except the yellow paint reacted with the black and cracked all over. Had to wait for it to go off for a couple of days and rub it all down again. The next challenge was using paint stripper on the glass fiber belly pan - DOH - it dissolved the gel coat. A couple of day's to build up the gel coat and smooth out again AAARRRGHHHHHH!!! Lesson's learned......

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=102432

Yours looks a much finer job - Original design looks good but helluva lot of work unless you buy the decals.....
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:18 PM   #29
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Okay, what numbnutz convinced me to paint my bike myself? Oh yeah, it was ME!/QUOTE]

Yeah - This feeling I understand - Planned on giving my track bike a quick clean up and paint - figured it would take a day or so - Took 2 weeks.....Painted the yellow first before masking off and painting the black areas except the yellow paint reacted with the black and cracked all over. Had to wait for it to go off for a couple of days and rub it all down again. The next challenge was using paint stripper on the glass fiber belly pan - DOH - it dissolved the gel coat. A couple of day's to build up the gel coat and smooth out again AAARRRGHHHHHH!!! Lesson's learned......

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=102432

Yours looks a much finer job - Original design looks good but helluva lot of work unless you buy the decals.....
The only decal will be the SUZUKI at the bottom of the fairing (IF I decide to put it on). Everything else will be masked and painted seperately. Also understand that I have education in paint and body and have managed and worked in bodyshops before. Really, anyone can paint. It's just a matter of understanding how paint works, being meticulous and TAKING YOUR TIME! Rushing a paint job may save an hour or so in one session, but it could take days to fix what you rushed. Just to give you an idea...... I have been working on mine for over two weeks now and have a GOOD week or so left before it's complete. Of course I'm also installing a solo cowl, sandblasting the fairing bracket and repainting it, and having the seat recovered. Look closely at the seat in the condition that it was in when I bought the bike. It was !
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:23 PM   #30
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Also, look at the pics above. That pic of the front fender was after clear coat only, with no buffing or waxing. That reflection is what I look for in the clear coat before buffing. If I wet sand it with 2000 grit and buff it out, you'll be able to read your driver's license in it.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:35 PM   #31
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Now you are going to have to buy all new gear to match! LOL
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Now you are going to have to buy all new gear to match! LOL
Your ears must have gotten clogged over time...... I've told you that's why all of my gear is black. I can change bikes or colors and it won't matter.
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Your ears must have gotten clogged over time...... I've told you that's why all of my gear is black. I can change bikes or colors and it won't matter.

That or I just started tuning you out.
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That or I just started tuning you out.
I can't remember the last time I have had a conversation with you. How can you tune me out when I really don't talk to you anymore?
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I can't remember the last time I have had a conversation with you. How can you tune me out when I really don't talk to you anymore?
Now your just being mean
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very clean!

I may have to reconsider just using rhinolining on my next one and attempt painting. But Im not one for looks; heck I've never washed my bikes.
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