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Need help with paint

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jofrat, Mar 30, 2016.

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  1. jofrat

    jofrat XS650 New Member

    I'm going to paint the tank on my xs with Roth rattle can flake.
    I'm going to put a painted stripe down the middle of the tank and
    a tuning fork logo decal on the sides. I've never done this before so
    what I'm wondering is how long do I wait in between base coats and
    flake coats? Then how long before I can tape the tank to spray the
    stripe and apply the decal? I'm gonna use Spraymax 2k for the clear.

    Thanks in advance guys. Joe
     
  2. madjap

    madjap XS650 Addict

    The neck is right Joe! YouTube will give you mucho examples of that particular type of paint and about everything you wanna know.
     
  3. pete xs

    pete xs XS650 Enthusiast

    its probably written on the can
     
  4. Iron_inc

    Iron_inc XS650 Addict

    You need to read the can and look for "flash time" I don't do to much with rattle cans ever. But you can lay down a base coat say 3 coats of flake (with flash times in between) wait 30/40 min (depending on tempature) even up to 24 hours (for automotive paint nason/Dupont/ppg ) then lay your tape lines ,spray, wait 10/15 Peel wait another 20/30 min depending on temp and clear. Like said though I've never really used rattle cans so I would try a test panel and make sure the different brands aren't going to react
     

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