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Old 06-05-2009, 06:40 AM   #21
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not bad for the first attempt. Nothing a little water sande and buffer will not fix.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:11 AM   #22
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do you roll with passengers? ..id lose the passenger sets and seat. i hate the gsxr seats. uggggly. nice job, i admire do-it-yourselfers
no i dont ride pass. but my exhaust is usuing on peg for now and the cowl is broke so i use the seat
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not bad for the first attempt. Nothing a little water sande and buffer will not fix.
still haave to do that
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:17 AM   #24
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Don't listen to the haters man, painting is a tough skill.

I've been painting bikes for a long time and I've turned out some turds fo sho, I appreciate that you've taken a step to being self-sufficient and learning to take care of your stuff

Good first attempt my man

If you want to practice, need some tips or advice, or want to come observe while I do some work, let me know any time. I'm sure Houseofpain (a professional painter) on here would make you the same offer, his shop in in Spring.
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<--- also a professional. but yeah you only get better with time. but kudos on your first try. atleast you didnt run the paint. what system did you go with. and it looks like you just put base on.
i got every thing from Sherwin Williams, started off with a plastic flex primer then black base then clear with flake in it then straight clear, house hold compressor with a water oil valve on it and a HVLP gravity fed gun from Sherwin Williams
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i dont think it looks as bad as some people were saying heath. props for going there. it has a unique look to it. ill be back in 12 days-ish. ill call ya.
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i got every thing from Sherwin Williams, started off with a plastic flex primer then black base then clear with flake in it then straight clear, house hold compressor with a water oil valve on it and a HVLP gravity fed gun from Sherwin Williams

then you did it right and you have a good setup. one question though. when you sprayed the primer. did you guide coat it and then sand it. cuz if not none of that texture will ever come out.also did you pay attn to your flash times? with the system you used and the paint gun you used you did it right. most people would have just rattle canned it. congratulations.
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then you did it right and you have a good setup. one question though. when you sprayed the primer. did you guide coat it and then sand it. cuz if not none of that texture will ever come out.also did you pay attn to your flash times? with the system you used and the paint gun you used you did it right. most people would have just rattle canned it. congratulations.
Dude seriously? You guide coat motorcycle plastic? Why?

I'm sure the reason for the "texture" (which looks like orange peel to me...) is simply a matter of the wrong gun pressure and or poor mixture. Looks like a single stage too vs basecoat/ clearcoat which to the amateur painter is extremely difficult to shoot.

I think he did a great job on it for his first attempt and he should be very proud If you don't like it later, it can always be repainted

To the OP, offer's open if you want some practice or tips.
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Dude seriously? You guide coat motorcycle plastic? Why?

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no, but you guide coat primer. sorry but primer doesnt lay out like glass regardless of what gun or setup you use. but yes ive said it already. he did a good job on his first go around with an actual paint system and a proper gun. no if you are going to say you shouldnt use guide coat on primer then i wont say anything else because you produce smooth as glass finishes.


again kudos to heath. you took the initiative to diy that chit yourself and turned out great.
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looks good man


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when its all back together make sure to post up some pics
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Diggin it man, I'm thinkin of some paint for my beast as well, but I'm still trying to decide what I want to do, I know the checkers have to stay, but I'm worried if i do anything else it will just be too busy and detract from the lines. I can't wait to see your finished product!!
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what im trying to say is that when you shoot primer you are left with a somewhat smooth surface. its more like eggshell smooth. there is a texture to it. do you have to put guide coat on it no. but i come from prodution painting so its how i do it and i know my method works. ive shot with dupont and ppg and their primers (D8505 and DuPont 4004)and if you paint over it you will not match oem finishes. but i do go over it with 600 wet. then sealer. think we just have two differing methods.


both smooth enough to see fine detail in the reflection.


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what im trying to say is that when you shoot primer you are left with a somewhat smooth surface. its more like eggshell smooth. there is a texture to it. do you have to put guide coat on it no. but i come from prodution painting so its how i do it and i know my method works. ive shot with dupont and ppg and their primers (D8505 and DuPont 4004)and if you paint over it you will not match oem finishes. but i do go over it with 600 wet. then sealer. think we just have two differing methods.


both smooth enough to see fine detail in the reflection.
Ok, I think you're just using a different terminology- all you're doing is wet sanding the primer. That's a gimme. A guidecoat is a different process all together.

I shoot Dupont too, but when I have someone who wants a showroom and/ or incredible shine/ paint job I go PPG all the way. I like the Dupont because most of the folks I deal with don't want to pay much but want a nice finish. The Dupont bc/ cc does that very well, but the PPG is much better- always a deeper shine and gloss, but costs a lot more.

Now for the obvious, if you're painting on top of a stock paint job, you simply should wet sand or scotch-brite the stock clear to make it dull and then paint right on top of it- no primer or "guide coat" needed.

To the OP, show some more of your work, let's see how it's progressing
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Now for the obvious, if you're painting on top of a stock paint job, you simply should wet sand or scotch-brite the stock clear to make it dull and then paint right on top of it- no primer or "guide coat" needed.

To the OP, show some more of your work, let's see how it's progressing

yep green scotch pad and sanding paste. and yes HEATH post more pics
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not bad for the first attempt. Nothing a little water sande and buffer will not fix.
1+ Just wait a few days and buff the &^% out of it. (be carefull on the edges)
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i think it looks pretty good. nice job being your first time. props!
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I was about to say the same thing i wonder if they were trying to paint it flat blk or glossy blk. I would get my money back and bring it to my shop and we can fix
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