I know I wrote and posted this last night, but spaced out and didn't pay attention as to where I sent it. Sooo.......try again.
I want to paint the gray outer fairings on my bike - the ones that took the beating on that rock road the other week. They're pretty scraped up. Tried to find new ones at a good price and not much out there, so looked into painting it.
Past experience has shown me that spray cans don't really do a good job and I can't afford pro quality spray gear. Wouldn't know what to do with it anyway.
On eBay I saw 2 different versions of Kawasaki spray guns for under $25. I have a regulated nitrogen tank in my shop that'll run the thing fine - if I can figger out how..........and how good are those cheapie little spray guns anyway ??
That fancy paint is pretty spendy - would a pint be enuf for both sides or would I need a quart ?? A quart ?? Surely not that much ?? Is 2 coats enuf ?? Then clear coat it ?? Sand between coats ?? Primer under it ??
I'm a mechanic, not a painter so please bear with me and pat me on my pointy little head when I started to go astray and say, "there, there, Lar. It'll be OK," and guide me gently back onto the path.
I understand that I need to sand thru the clear coat to real paint. Someone told me to start with 600 grit and finish with 1,000 grit. Another guy says final sanding should be with 2,000 grit. Didn't even know they made such a thing. What say you-all ??
I own a good random orbit sander. Would it be OK to use that on this project or is it something that needs to be done by hand ??