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Old 06-14-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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Dang AJ, that's a lot of taping and painting!

What brand of rattle paint did you use? Looks pretty shiny...
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Dang AJ, that's a lot of taping and painting!

What brand of rattle paint did you use? Looks pretty shiny...
Actually, its Dupont Nason paint (I know the cheap stuff). Cheap'o Harbor Freight HVLP gun and Craftsman 6HP compressor with reg and filter. I actually enjoyed the taping and striping. The sanding wasn't bad either. I'm sure I could do better with the right equipment (i.e.- a real booth and the ability to bake the paint). This was done at my friends shop in his backyard in the country.
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that looks great man, very unique
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Actually, its Dupont Nason paint (I know the cheap stuff). Cheap'o Harbor Freight HVLP gun and Craftsman 6HP compressor with reg and filter. I actually enjoyed the taping and striping. The sanding wasn't bad either. I'm sure I could do better with the right equipment (i.e.- a real booth and the ability to bake the paint). This was done at my friends shop in his backyard in the country.
, I shoot Nason, it will lay down nicely with some patience and the right pressures. I don't spend the money on the Chroma system paints or anything PPG unless it's a high-dollar job. I actually like the Nason line a lot.

Congrats man, looks like you took your time and made it look good
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should be easy to spot that one when i pass by
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, I shoot Nason, it will lay down nicely with some patience and the right pressures. I don't spend the money on the Chroma system paints or anything PPG unless it's a high-dollar job. I actually like the Nason line a lot.

Congrats man, looks like you took your time and made it look good
Thanks for the comments. I've never attempted anything like this. So it was all trial and error with some practice pieces (the destroyed Hotbodies). I'm sure with some advice/coaching I could enjoy painting. I actually have two lowers for this bodywork, one for race day and one for trackdays (since I instruct I modified the one lower to accept a kickstand). I thought for the supplies I paid a very fair price. 1qt clear, 1qt primer, 1qt red, 1pt black, 1pt yellow, reducer, activator, mixing buckets, disposable 20oz cups, and that expensive thin striping tape...all for $187 with tax.
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I'm not going fast...you think I want to get bugs and used rubber on that pristine clear coat
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Thanks for the comments. I've never attempted anything like this. So it was all trial and error with some practice pieces (the destroyed Hotbodies). I'm sure with some advice/coaching I could enjoy painting. I actually have two lowers for this bodywork, one for race day and one for trackdays (since I instruct I modified the one lower to accept a kickstand). I thought for the supplies I paid a very fair price. 1qt clear, 1qt primer, 1qt red, 1pt black, 1pt yellow, reducer, activator, mixing buckets, disposable 20oz cups, and that expensive thin striping tape...all for $187 with tax.
I have never painted a bike before but I am about to paint mine, did you use a flex agent on the fairings? I know when ever you paint bumber covers ect on cars you need to do this so the paint won't spider web and pop off???
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Fantastic job for a first, second or even 3rd attempt
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Nice... Made me start humming the OLD Batman theme song, but very bright. Good job!
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I have never painted a bike before but I am about to paint mine, did you use a flex agent on the fairings? I know when ever you paint bumber covers ect on cars you need to do this so the paint won't spider web and pop off???
I didn't add any extra flex. A couple of my friends paint bikes here and there and one of them who painted my R6 track bike says she nevers adds additional flex to the paint. On a side note, I did ask about adding flex but the guy at the paint store said not to worry. Tom might chime in and give his advice which I would follow.
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I didn't add any extra flex. A couple of my friends paint bikes here and there and one of them who painted my R6 track bike says she nevers adds additional flex to the paint. On a side note, I did ask about adding flex but the guy at the paint store said not to worry. Tom might chime in and give his advice which I would follow.
Yeah man, you really don't need the flex agent, but I'm using it more and more to prevent chipping on race bikes.

For the occasional track day goer, it's really not a necessity, and it costs a lot of money. But for street machines that have owners that want the bike to look nice for a long time, and for people who race at all the regional events in the CMRA, I use it. It just helps keep the chipping down.

As far at spider webbing and flaking, that really shouldn't be an issue with a base/ clear system. For those shooting enamels or laquers, you have to balance the hardners and make sure you do it right or it will spider web and flake.
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wow do not ever get a job painting bikes... thats terrible!!! jj ha my first bike i ever painted turned out terrible it had run marks and paint bubbles all over it.... your bike turned out looking pretty good for your first time.
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