X6_Hustler said:A couple of questions...
1. This clear lacquer you are using.... is it supposed to be compatible with the Krylon? The lacquers I've found don't seem to work with Krylon according to the instructions on the label. They say things like must be sprayed within one hour of base coat ect ect.. but you mentioned respraying after correcting a scratch..
it doesn't match in the slightest, in fact its a different color ; )2. How close does the tank match the plastics.....in my experience the same paint on both surfaces takes on a different hue. Yours appears to be the same is why I wondered....
yeah.. i'm a commercial painting contractor.. as is my dad.. so, for better or worse (and on monday i usually think worse) i know things about paint. if your painting a glossy surface you want to wipe it with a solvent that will kill the gloss first. almost anything will do, Wil-bond, paint thinner, or what i had handy which was "Goof-Off". the solvents dull the plastic and give you a nice porous surface for the first coat to grab, it seems to be holding up well. i dropped the bike recently and there was no chipping just a scratch where it scraped the curb.3. I too use 220 400 800 1000 wet sandpapers but I didn't use the Goof off. Sounds interesting. You say it dulls down the gloss?
i just went outside and took the fairing off now, i'm typing this in between coats ; )Once you get that fairing done (and it won't take anytime at all) then all thats left staring you between the eyes is that tail section. :twisted: Now that's a little more involved but only a few minutes more work. Its worth it though.
haha.. i took the thing off to paint it and then realized i liked it a lot better with it off. i live just outside NYC and chances are good this bike will never go offroad.. though if your familiar with the area you know that the term "road" is loosely applied here. i hit a pothole last night you could drop a bowling ball into.JamieM said:Dude,
Did you know your front fender fell off?