MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
agentjayjay
Member
 
agentjayjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 50












Motorcycle Painting

I ordered a new front fairing for my ex500, which if have broken. I want to paint it black. I called sherwin-williams, and benjamin more, etc. for single stage paint+reducer+activator=$163.30, not including tax. then i have to learn about how to actually paint it. There is this automotive place that could do it for $125, how i am going to get the fairing there is another question. Is there a cheap easy way to do this? Or some motorcycle painters who can do this easy and cheap?
agentjayjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorcycle painting honorsdaddy General Discussion (Moto Related) 9 06-05-2012 12:21 PM
Painting a Helmet NewRider Gear Talk 20 12-29-2010 01:22 AM
Need help painting Sage Corum Performance and Modifications 1 08-30-2010 01:41 PM
Painting... Hamm General Discussion (Moto Related) 5 12-13-2008 12:14 AM
Painting.... dbonezny How To's and Q & A's 17 09-24-2006 07:04 PM
Advertisement
Old 08-28-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
tomLSTD
LSTD Mob Cappo
 
tomLSTD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 6,797

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1






Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by agentjayjay View Post
I ordered a new front fairing for my ex500, which if have broken. I want to paint it black. I called sherwin-williams, and benjamin more, etc. for single stage paint+reducer+activator=$163.30, not including tax. then i have to learn about how to actually paint it. There is this automotive place that could do it for $125, how i am going to get the fairing there is another question. Is there a cheap easy way to do this? Or some motorcycle painters who can do this easy and cheap?
You just want solid black? That's easy. I can get it done for you or show you how to do it yourself.

Best bet is basecoat/ clearcoat, lasts longer, easier to do and looks better with less effort imho.
__________________
I am Tyler Durdin's bad attitude.
tomLSTD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
SpeedCheeser
and whiskey
 
SpeedCheeser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston - Med Center
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 8,550

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
thieves









^ dont' mean to hijack the thread...but could you give me some tips on painting flat black, or let me know what the process would be, or how much one would charge? You can PM if you'd rather leave the thread clean.

Thanks.
__________________
avatar44755 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by eltejano View Post
I always thought speedcheeser was a meth head with a fondness for dairy products.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifu-TZ View Post
he's a viking accountant. he looks at the bottom line, then he yells at it.
SpeedCheeser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
Moc05
Safety Third
 
Moc05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Houston
Feedback Rating: (10)
Posts: 1,339

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2007 ZZR600(Sold)
2008 ZX-10R(Stolen)
2014 Honda Grom


Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to Moc05 Send a message via Yahoo to Moc05
I've been thinking about this myself. What kind of prices has everyone paid to get their full bike painted?
Moc05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 03:07 PM   #5
lbjasonc
Doin it big!
 
lbjasonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: alief
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 5,873


Bike(s):
06 gsxr1Theezy









can i get in on this paint action? can anyone fix/shave rash on my fairings and repaint em? both my side fairings have rash and need to be fixed? any takers? i also need my tank painted gloss black from silver
__________________
headerbgbn7
lbjasonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
agentjayjay
Member
 
agentjayjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 50












how about a big paint day? sunday preferably, after 6pm. this sunday (8/30/2009) is okay, i'll be out of town this labor day weekend.
agentjayjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 12:05 AM   #7
boner12
Mexican Kanevil
 
boner12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: D.H.
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 1,068

Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
06, 636 ( bulletproof)
99 zx9r sold
2010 ducati streetfighter







i just painted my fairings flat black with some spray cans it turned out pretty good....partiALLY drunk by the way needless TO say was satisfied when i sobered up. i think if i could learn how to buff on that clear i would be pretty good
__________________
live to ride another day

Last edited by boner12; 08-29-2009 at 12:09 AM.
boner12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 07:38 AM   #8
Spectre5922
Grumpy old fart
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dickinson
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,372

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
'92 GSXR 750









..
__________________
Spectre5922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 09:03 AM   #9
tomLSTD
LSTD Mob Cappo
 
tomLSTD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 6,797

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1






Member Garage





..
__________________
I am Tyler Durdin's bad attitude.
tomLSTD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 08:03 PM   #10
SpeedCheeser
and whiskey
 
SpeedCheeser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston - Med Center
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 8,550

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
thieves









I would love to attend a clinic and get some how to info if you ever decided to do something on a weekend sometime. Why do you say no spray paint? Isn't it essentially the same thing? Is it just because of the consistency or something? I may have to get it done by a pro or something. Don't really have anywhere to put the equipment right now.
__________________
avatar44755 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by eltejano View Post
I always thought speedcheeser was a meth head with a fondness for dairy products.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifu-TZ View Post
he's a viking accountant. he looks at the bottom line, then he yells at it.
SpeedCheeser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 09:23 PM   #11
tomLSTD
LSTD Mob Cappo
 
tomLSTD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 6,797

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1






Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedCheeser View Post
I would love to attend a clinic and get some how to info if you ever decided to do something on a weekend sometime. Why do you say no spray paint? Isn't it essentially the same thing? Is it just because of the consistency or something? I may have to get it done by a pro or something. Don't really have anywhere to put the equipment right now.
Spray paint reacts with reduced paints something awful. Not to mention it goes on so thick (even when thinly applied) that it gums up really bad when you try to sand it off. That is the worst for me, I hate spending so much extra time sanding that down and it wastes sand paper too (it gums up and you can't use that paper any more).

The reaction it has with reduced paints is what really kills it for me too. If you don't sand all that rattle can off, it'll blister when it reacts and that's enough to drive a man to j**kin' off
__________________
I am Tyler Durdin's bad attitude.
tomLSTD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 10:10 PM   #12
Estephens13
Member
 
Estephens13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 35

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
05 ZX10R









I am in the middle of prepping my bike for paint(my first real paint job), and trust me spray paint is the devil. I am having a of a time getting it all off. I has already caused a few problems with wrinkling under the new primer.
Estephens13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 10:29 PM   #13
tomLSTD
LSTD Mob Cappo
 
tomLSTD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 6,797

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1






Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Estephens13 View Post
I am in the middle of prepping my bike for paint(my first real paint job), and trust me spray paint is the devil. I am having a of a time getting it all off. I has already caused a few problems with wrinkling under the new primer.
Yeah, and no amount of additional primer on top of the blistered primer is going to help either- it'll just continue to bleed through. Indeed, spray paint is the Devil.
__________________
I am Tyler Durdin's bad attitude.
tomLSTD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy