Painting has started.....

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by TheSignGuy, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. TheSignGuy

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    So I sanded my front fender down with 80g paper.

    I only roughed the top surface to scrape off the most of the clear coat and laid down 3 light coats of primer gloss black I know this piece is less likely to orange peel shown below but one of my pieces "the chain cover" defiantly has orange peel as I sanded it too hard.

    I want to be inbetween close to finish piece without dumping astronomical amounts of sand paper what paper is recommended for knocking off the mild peel without knocking it down to the bare green original paint.


    What can I use just to knock off a Sheen.

    Here's a single piece i will have the rough piece photos up tomorrow.

    Looking to drop 4 coats of clear coat on the 10th which gives it excessive cure time before adding clear coat.



    Prepped photo

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    Here's a screen shot from the footage documented on my facebook fan page "chamblizi productions."

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    In addition,

    I'm also looking to complete the whole bike there will be also a secondary color added into where the old pinstripes where located from side to side will be either aluminum colored paint centered between the two stripes or aluminum colored between the outer edges of the stripes.


    Two toned pretty much...


    I also want to add in "Chamblizi Productions" via spray paint and carved wax papers and add the aluminum color to the side of the bike chain guard...


    All two tone bike silver/aluminum and black.

    This is after 24 hours of curing... IMAG0184.jpg IMAG0183.jpg IMAG0185.jpg



    Anyway, OK so the paint is still quite not dry yet it how ever can take a finger touch but is quite soft should I just let me hang til they harden up?


    At this point I'm not offended by the hint of orange peel on the fender....

    The cover for the chain guard however is "hideous in my opinion."

    How long will it take to harden fully under 70F?


    Certain pieces I won't re-sand

    Others I will...


    In addition, is there any hardener sprays that I can add in addition to create a harder paint bond?

    The under guts of each part will remain the original poison green as an attempt to preserve what it did look like. Makes great for rocks and mud sling that occur upon riding.
     

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  2. Dan

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    Looking good, SG.
     
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    Nice! Painting is harder than it looks.
     
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    It really is. And it's art, done well.

    Some great vids here on "rattle can" painting. I'm no good at it but really helped. But wastes a lot with that method.
     
  5. TheSignGuy

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    I'm taking on that top tube on my bike even though I got in an accident recently I'm going to end up redoing that top two because it's ugly from all those gas tanks and leaks it's basically ease the pain away after a long term
     
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    Dang, ya OK?
     
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    Yes for the most part torn tendon or rotor cuff something like that.

    Can move hand and shoulder but arm has no response. Will take up to 6 months to a year to heal though.
     
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    Man that sux!
     
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    At least I'm not at fault, throttle side swapped knee into top post and she starts.
     

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