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Old 01-30-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:05 PM   #2
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Colorite's blue for my katana was almost spot on for the lower section. However I never laid a primer down on the black fairings, nor wet sanded w a 2k before clear coating over it.

W enough patience you'll appreciate your own paint job alot more. If you're going for looks, experience is always best paid for.
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Do it yourself and save some money... I'm gonna do the exact same thing, paint it myself... and no, it does not mean you are cheap
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:28 AM   #4
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Appreciate the info Cali & Chino...

I've gotten some good insight from some others as well on this project. Seems like prep work makes the difference between a semi decent job and a great job.

I'm putting this one on the back burner for now and may end up making this a project further down the road.

A little yellow tape will have to do for the number plates for now.... ballin on a budget, thats how I roll
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i would most def do it yourself cause you woudl save some money ya know
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I have my paint job(krylon 2 dollars a can) I spent only 30 minutes on prep for each plastic so they arent perfect. But the build is on the link in my sig.

You are correct about the prep
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:31 PM   #8
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, those jobs came out very well^^, I looked through your photobucket album of those pics.

The garage space I have is limited and gets traveled through frequently, not sure if thats a good idea since more dust could get on the wet paint.....
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i haven 't seen that red in person but it looks a tri-stage paint, if you don't have experience with that it can turn out to be a real pain but again these are track plastics and you don't want to spent much money. The preping is only important if you are doing a quality job, if you are using rattle paint the prep work is minimal cause that paint will stick even if you didn't do a good job on the prep. Problem with tri-stage is if you mess up a spot or a run fixing that is very hard and almost impossible cause then tint will not match the rest but this will only apply to quality jobs.

Tri-stage with aerosol can is a very hard task cause u can't control the flow and apperture, i am not saying it can't be done it is just hard.

Doing it yourself can be fun if you are patience but if you want it nice and perfect it will be a headache just set your goals and you will be pleased.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:06 PM   #10
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i haven 't seen that red in person but it looks a tri-stage paint, if you don't have experience with that it can turn out to be a real pain but again these are track plastics and you don't want to spent much money. The preping is only important if you are doing a quality job, if you are using rattle paint the prep work is minimal cause that paint will stick even if you didn't do a good job on the prep. Problem with tri-stage is if you mess up a spot or a run fixing that is very hard and almost impossible cause then tint will not match the rest but this will only apply to quality jobs.

Tri-stage with aerosol can is a very hard task cause u can't control the flow and apperture, i am not saying it can't be done it is just hard.

Doing it yourself can be fun if you are patience but if you want it nice and perfect it will be a headache just set your goals and you will be pleased.
Appreciate the post. Can't say that I would put too much effort into them seeing how hey are for the track and likely to get damaged.

Decisions, decisions...
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nothing at all with being a "cheap ", there is something to be said for doing things yourself.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:32 PM   #12
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Yeah diy is the way to go. But what about painting for street use?
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:17 AM   #13
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Not that complicated. If you don't mind spending $300 to have pro job, then get it done right. If you can't justify spending $300, do it yourself. Makin sht complicated lil brother. Steve.....
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:09 AM   #14
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I painted mine my self. It was fun i used some PPE paint (red, white, black) picked up an air paint gun from harbor freight and went to work. It came out ok, it would have been better if i would have used more lights in the painting area. and the 1/8" tape to do my lines. the bigger 1/2" tape kinda messed some of the edged up. It was fun my cost was around $120. It is nice to say you did it your self but if you want something for people to be like. . then pay the 300 for a professional to do it.
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