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Old 06-24-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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Painting track/race fairings

What type of paint to use???

Where do you get it???

I dont currently have track fairings, but about to order the undertail from sharkskinz




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Old 06-24-2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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Krylon.
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Next question.
naw, i seen bikes at the track that looks straight up profesional
they said "i painted it"
that paint didnt come from wal-mart
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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You'd be suprised how you could make a rattle-can jobby look. It's all about the patience and effort.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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I use Nason brand by Dupont. It's inexpensive and lays down nicely. Dupont Nason clear coat also.

Personally, you might considers using "Tony" brand paint, found at "Tom's Paint & Body" in Spring. That brand looks really nice
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ive had great sucess with "duplicolor"

I got it at wal mart,like 6 bux a can or so...good stuff. used the clear as well.
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I use Nason brand by Dupont. It's inexpensive and lays down nicely. Dupont Nason clear coat also.

Personally, you might considers using "Tony" brand paint, found at "Tom's Paint & Body" in Spring. That brand looks really nice
ill check it out

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Use acrlyic enamel, all you do is prep, add a little hardner and spray, a gun cost like 30 bucks ( a cheap one ), 1FC
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What would it cost to get a basic, DIY, learning-how-to-paint setup? I'd like to learn to paint, but don't want to sink a bunch of money in it at first.
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What would it cost to get a basic, DIY, learning-how-to-paint setup? I'd like to learn to paint, but don't want to sink a bunch of money in it at first.
Not much really. As long as you have a compressor that can keep up with 20 or so psi of spraying, you can get a cheap HVLP gun from Home Depot or something, and you're off.

The expensive stuff is the cost of the paint/ reducers/ clears/ activators/ sand paper/ tapes/ etc. You can get some inexpensive paints, and they look fine with good prep and application.

A nice paint job is an art. It's not something that most people will pick up and do well the first time. Some are lucky and do.

A good paint job is all about the prep
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I'll second Dupont Nason paint and clear. Went on easy and when you shot the clear over it, the paint was true to color.
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By the way, Dupont Nason cost me $187 with tax for the following: 1qt red, 1pt black, 1pt yellow, 1qt primer w/activator, 1qt clear w/activator, 2 qts of reducer, 5-6 mixing buckets, striping tape, and masking tape.
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No matter how good you are with a rattle can it will not look as good as a spray gun. Now i am not saying that just because you use a spray gun it will look good, like Tom said, it takes some skills.

The painting is not as important as the prep, if your prep is ugly your paint job will be ugly.

I am no expert, here is part of my latest project that i hope to finish soon.

Painting track/race fairings

Ohh i am using Omni, the low end PPG paint.
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Do yourself a favor and call Tony at Tom's Paint and Body up off 1960. Inexpensive, good work and a blistering fast turn around time. Tony's the man, he does all the staff bikes for Longhorn.
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Did it myself with the spray paint from Home Depot...It's the kind with the handle built into it.

I'll NEVER do it again...Tony's work is too good and his price is worth every penny.
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man i used a rattle can myself and my came out great. if you want pro work then yuh tony is great, ive seen his work in person and its incredible. however, if you just wanna spend a few bucks, i used rust-oleum professional high performance enamel. it came out great. if you want pics let me know
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Did it myself with the spray paint from Home Depot...It's the kind with the handle built into it.

I'll NEVER do it again...Tony's work is too good and his price is worth every penny.
that bike looks great!
yeah ill give tonys a call in the morning about a price
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No matter how good you are with a rattle can it will not look as good as a spray gun. Now i am not saying that just because you use a spray gun it will look good, like Tom said, it takes some skills.

The painting is not as important as the prep, if your prep is ugly your paint job will be ugly.

I am no expert, here is part of my latest project that i hope to finish soon.

Painting track/race fairings

Ohh i am using Omni, the low end PPG paint.
looks great
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