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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Painting your own bike?

Anybody done this??

I am in the middle of painting the Busa with hubby...having a lil problem with what is almost orange peel but isnt...

we had to change the paint gun partway thru...and the old one was super crappy...the new one is great but painting on the pieces that already had a think layer of paint has created a little bit of texture...is this something that can be corrected with clear coat??

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Anybody done this??

I am in the middle of painting the Busa with hubby...having a lil problem with what is almost orange peel but isnt...

we had to change the paint gun partway thru...and the old one was super crappy...the new one is great but painting on the pieces that already had a think layer of paint has created a little bit of texture...is this something that can be corrected with clear coat??

wet sand it or fine grade sand it and respray....
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wet sand it or fine grade sand it and respray....

we did that already...

it was still a lil textured...but with more applications a lil thicker it appears to have taken care of it...

going on 13 hours now...have prepped, sanded, resanded, washed, resanded, painted, resanded, painted again...and again...and again...and again...nice thick coverage...clear coating in another hour or so...


soooo tired...

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we did that already...

it was still a lil textured...but with more applications a lil thicker it appears to have taken care of it...

going on 13 hours now...have prepped, sanded, resanded, washed, resanded, painted, resanded, painted again...and again...and again...and again...nice thick coverage...clear coating in another hour or so...


soooo tired...
Did you add that additive that will allow for the paint to flex. Good for when removing your fairings. They flex a little sometimes.
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Did you add that additive that will allow for the paint to flex. Good for when removing your fairings. They flex a little sometimes.
nah, we looked into and tested the paint before actually putting it on the bike...it was already very flexible so we went ahead as is...

i think i will be a bike painter when I grow up my first project and it came out pretty sweet if I do say so myself...of course hubby stepped in and helped a lil too
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nah, we looked into and tested the paint before actually putting it on the bike...it was already very flexible so we went ahead as is...

i think i will be a bike painter when I grow up my first project and it came out pretty sweet if I do say so myself...of course hubby stepped in and helped a lil too
Give us pics RIGHT NOW, regardless if it's done or not.
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gimme a minute...its takin forever to load into photobucket...
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post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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its a candy apple red, kinda hard to see the true color in these pics, but similar to the TWF background color...just a lil brighter

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That's a nice shop you guys set up there! Can't wait to see the before, during, and after shots of the bike!




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post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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Hey Rae tell the huby if it comes out looking bad... at least it's a busa so it will be hard to see the flaws since it's so damn fast...


looks good so far...
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my dad and I painted a whole bunch of our old bikes, although they all had metal tanks and unfelxible plastic side covers.
here is some pics:


this pick was taken a while ago, since then we've done a few more. The orange bike (CB360) and my old ride (The blue CB-1), have pearl additives in the paint.
If you are painting a bike pearl is a cheap way to make it stand out, it looks so awesome.
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more pics:
before:


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Although I personally liked the black color, I got my 600rr and my dad bought the CB1 off me so it was out of my hands.
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nice, those look really good, i was considering a pearl for my RR but decided on metallic black...it may be awhile before we do it tho, I have to recover from this project first!!

i only wish it was a nekked busa!!! We are applying the last two coats of clear right now...
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I was thinking about painting my 600rr black with red pearl, but I think I'll wait till next year. This years project is powder coating the swingarm, fork legs, rearseast, and passenger pegs black
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I am loving the powder coating myself...i think thats what I will do with my RR after I paint it...
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sigh, there's so many things to do with so little money to do it with...

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Did you guys block the prime coat? sometimes if the primer aint sanded right it shows in the finish, clear coat will only fill it a lil bit. The primier is your paintjob, if thats not perfect the paint wont be. Jus keep wetsanding with incremental papers and it should go away. It looks kewl that color
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post #18 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Okay ya'll here is the finished product, we still need to buff it after the paint completely cures, but we had to get it up and running for this weekend's ride...
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we are starting mine tonight...
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Is his screen black or dark smoke? I need to ditch my stocker...
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it's "Dark smoke", i got it on ebay for like $65

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