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How To Rattle Can NICELY *WITH PICS*

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Old 08-11-2010, 02:57 AM
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Wellll a couple of weeks ago i decided to repaint my bike.
2001 Honda F4i

I learned from a few forums on here but most of all!
From my researching it seemed that the better the prep job = the better the paint job

If you anything like me you will be very anxious to continue onto the next stage of the paint job Set up a digital clock somewhere near you are painting and set intervals, thenn GET A SIDE PROJECT!!! rushing your paint will fkk it all up!

suggestions...
-reupholster your seats
-Clean/Detail your naked bike
-do some of these
-build a skateboard!



I like to ramble until im completely off subject so sticking to the main points here!
*Good Prep Job
*Time Intervals
*Side Project
*Ignore the small flaws

Well lets begin

Materials!
*Sand Papers
-700, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000
*Krylon Spray Paint (my favorite)
-Color of your choice
*Automotive Primer
-Should use a primer which is similar color to the paint your using
*Wax and Grease Remover
*paint Adhesive promoter
*Gloss Coat
*Bondo Filler
*Tack Cloth
*Buffing Compound

Directions!
1) Sand Everything down with your 700 Grit sand paper
2) Bondo Your uneven parts/ Dents/ cracks/ ect.
3) Sand down the bondo flush to your parts **MAKE IT SUPER EVEN**

4) Spray the Primer On all your parts


DRY FOR 15 MINUTES

5) Wet Sand with 800 grit
6) Wipe down with clean rag and let dry
7) inspect your parts to make sure you have a smooth even coat, parts should have an even shade of what ever primer color you used, if not then repeat steps 4-6

8) Wipe down parts with Wax and Grease Remover, then let dry
9) Shake your spray cans extremely good for a few minutes, then Place the Spray cans in a bucket of hot/warm water, this will help the paint flow better creating thicker and much more even coats
10) Spray parts with paint adhesive promoter, and be ready to spray parts with paint *label says within 2 minutes*
11) Spray a thin mist coat, barely covering the primer, this helps the other coats of paint stick better

LET DRY 15 MINUTES

12) Spray another full coat, completely covering all the primer

LET DRY 15 MINUTES

13) Spray another Full Coat!! this will be hard to get even but try your best

Let dry at least 2 hours, Overnight if you can manage

14) Wet Sand with 1000 until they are dull but extremely smooth, be careful around the edges or you can easily sand through all your paint.



**at this point if you have drips, orange extreme orange peal patches, or small things stuck in your paint, LEAVE IT BE!! Try to wet sand the problems until they are smooth. DO NOT WET SAND THEM OUT TO THE PRIMER AND TRY TO RESPRAY! the paint will not stick and will orange peal harshly!! just leave the small problems alone, most people wont even notice them!**

15) Use the tack cloth to wipe down the parts and be ready to spray your gloss coat, Shake the cans and put them in hot/warm water just like you did with the paint
16) Spray Steady Even Coats of gloss, extremely hard todo since its clear...
17) repeat this as many times as desired

Let Dry for an hour or 2

18) wet sand with 1000 then 1500 then 2000
19) Get a rag and get your buffing compound and take a day to BUFF THE HELL OUT OF IT!!!!!! the more you buff the shinnyer and more reflective your paint will be!!



20) after a few weeks get some nice wax and give your new fresh paint a nice hand wax job
BOOM DONE! ENJOY YOUR NEW $50ish PAINT JOB!
 
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:56 PM
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Lets see the finished product.....
 
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:13 PM
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all that prep work, you should have sprayed real paint Not that a nice job cant done with spray bombs, but it wont last, is more prone to rock chips, scratches etc.

A pic of the finished job would be nice too
 
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:43 AM
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Yeah i know its more prone to damages and all
but spray paint was so much cheaper on my tight budget

also i tried auto paint on my other friends bike and it took forever to dry!!
without a paint booth it was so easy for stuff to stick to it

i have finished pics just trying to find an easy way to post em haha
 
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:48 AM
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here are the after shots!
Mine still needs more buffing on the sides and front
and also on the todo list is a good wax job.
my mirrors are completely finished and shines like a mirror on both sides!













 
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:57 AM
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The new low pressure guns work alot better in a dirty shop than the old high pressure guns

Looks good tho
 
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:27 AM
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nice job
 
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by PlayfulGod View Post
all that prep work, you should have sprayed real paint Not that a nice job cant done with spray bombs, but it wont last, is more prone to rock chips, scratches etc.
a good alternative is to go to a paint shop and have them put automotive paint into rattle cans....
 
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by zmds18 View Post
a good alternative is to go to a paint shop and have them put automotive paint into rattle cans....
automotive paint, once mixed, cant sit very long b4 its cures. I've seen automotive primer sit in the gun for a few days but never the paint. But I have seen paint guns ruined by leaving paint in em n not cleaning them
 
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:56 AM
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.... im posting up a how to... using auto paint in a spray can compared to rattle can paint...

http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums...pray+paint+gun

there is the link if anyone is interested...

its not mine but very good and very informative..
 

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