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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Let the Painting Begin.....

Primed:



base coat:





And the Clearcoat:






And this **** sucks...


really really REALLY SUCKS!!



So tomorrow after my math class I will be wet sanding that side and re-clearing it.
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got to close w/ the gun, eh.
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got to close w/ the gun, eh.
That or too heavy a coat. Was the last coat too dangit
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always happens on the last one!

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Update!

After wet sanding the runs, cutting thru the clear n base coat, goin n getting paint mixed, wet sanding the whole thing down with 800, dusting in the spots where I cut thru at, and finally reclearing it all, ITS DONE!!. I will install it tomorrow after letting it cure overnight.






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looks great.
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Dayum !!!! That came out lookin' sweet ! Want some more practice ? I'll ride down and U can paint my bike the exact same color ! Drinks 'll be on me !

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Looks great man!!! Now get it mounted!!




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thanks guys. It looks ok to me but I am picky
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Looks great man!!! Now get it mounted!!
first thing tomorrow
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SWEET!!! I can appreciate how much work that was, I have done several paint jobs myself and its always right at the end ya get messed up...but i prefer wet sanding over dry any day!!!

Good job, looks great!!
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looking good pg! now yer gonna have to shoot the rest of the bike so it matches
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looking good pg! now yer gonna have to shoot the rest of the bike so it matches
depending how old the bike is cross your fingers hope it matches
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Nice job man...always cool when you can do it yourself.

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...but i prefer wet sanding over dry any day!!!
I bet you do...

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Tada

Heres the assembled results.
Its not perfect esp to me, but....













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It looks a little off. Either you went a little thin on the paint or it wasnt mixed right... I swear I see some primer poking through. Other than that good for a DIY project.

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It looks a little off. Either you went a little thin on the paint or it wasnt mixed right... I swear I see some primer poking through. Other than that good for a DIY project.
I havent seen any primer showing thru, but it is lighter on the under edges of the tail itself. I think it was a combo of the two, that and I havent touched a spray gun in almost 20 years

Thanks tho
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Looks good! wanna do my bike since you have your paint gun out already?!
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