You know what they say about a little knowledge.....?? Preparing to paint my outer gray fairings, I've been crawling all over the web and have a bucket full of new questions.
The right side fairing got scraped up pretty good, but no material missing so it should sand out well. The left has a few scratches, so will do it at the same time.
Looks like you guys were right on sandpaper, too. Looks like I should start with 400 grit on my random orbit sander, then finish with 600 grit. Does that sound reasonable ??
I did re-consider rattle cans after some of the previous comments, but this is an area I've never worked in and I'd like to learn more about it.
After talking to friends, I surfed a while, read buyer's comments on quite a few paint guns and finally ordered a Tool Force A-C1 HVLP, (I think) and it should be here Monday. It's the only one i could find that no one bitched about in the reviews. Also ordered a cleaning kit for it.
I'd like to do a super keen job and all, but am working under a tight budget too, so I'd like to ask opinions on paint.
I'm not going to be entering it in shows and will prob'ly lay it down again anyway - I'm still un-easy on gravel roads - and I'll definitely steer clear of rocks in loose sand.
I like things to be nice, tho', and after reading about various paints and the pros and cons.....I'm really confuzzled.
Sounds like the top choice would be BC/CC urethane.....but it's awful spendy. Then got into a whole bunch of others - single part urethane, acrylic lacquer, acrylic enamel, and on and on and on........ugh.
For a fairly handy newbie with a spray gun, which would give good results and fair longevity ?? Why ??