Here is the cover after repainting and I am not going to re-use this cover it did not turn out well after sanding. I can wet sand it and then repaint again but for $8 bucks I'm going to just get a new one and start over. Here are some pics of the cover SANY0094.jpg
Hi Terry, that slightly grainy texture on the plastic cover complicates things doesn't it? Have you thought of using Carl Goldberg vinyl trim tape? I used some on a HT tank once and Krylon clearcoat over that and the two tone paint job. Worked good. Also, I found some 3M vinyl masking tape at the auto paint store. It's blue in color. Best I've ever used. Super crisp lines even without clear to seal. Just pull it slowly straight back on itself, not up. That is if you're commited to painting. Good Luck
I have better tape now automotive quality for just this kind of thing. If I had used a different paper other than just 220 it may have turned out better I still can fix the problem if I use 600 wet paper it would turn out just fine. But for $8 buck I can start from scratch. I am only using high quality automotive paint nothing from a spray can have a compressor and spray guns so no need to spray from a can.
OK every one I have Tanner back on track with a few changes to the bike. I had a customer come by and purchase the engine kit I was going to use on tanner. So I switched up to the 5/8 shaft Huasheng 142F-cc 49cc 4-stroke engine kit just because I wanted to get some experience with this kit is has been a little tricky to tune the clutch. Now the engine cover is back on track the black is painted and the stripping has been masked and peeled off. Next will be the masking off the strips and the painting of the stripes. Here are the pics