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Paint Project

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TimG, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. TimG

    TimG XS650 Enthusiast

    I airbrushed the platinum metallic stripe last night.
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  2. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  3. Wordman

    Wordman XS650 Enthusiast

    Not that TimG has done anything wrong (he absolutely hasn't), but it's better to put down a coat of epoxy primer, then do body work, then high build epoxy to finish.
     
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  4. TimG

    TimG XS650 Enthusiast

    Pete: I pulled the tape after about 15 minutes. I am using a pretty fast reducer, so the paint is flashing quickly.
     
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  5. TimG

    TimG XS650 Enthusiast

    Sprayed clear last night. This has not been sanded or polished yet.

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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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  6. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

  7. TimG

    TimG XS650 Enthusiast

    Thanks Daniel. Looking forward to posting the finished bike pictures soon. I have a new halogen headlight, new grips, a tach block off cap, new rubber mounts for the tank, new fuel lines and new barbed carb boots to install and then I am going to need to find something else to do with my time!
     
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  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Beautiful job Tim - that is very smart indeed!
     
  9. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Looks really good thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Wordman

    Wordman XS650 Enthusiast

    How long between base and clear? Most base coats need to be top coated within 24 hours (or less), what's the specs on yours? What product are you using?
     
  11. TimG

    TimG XS650 Enthusiast

    7 days per the PD sheet. I was right at the end of the window with stripes and life getting in the way. I color sanded prior to top coat so I am not worried about adhesion. Otherwise I could have sprayed an inter-coat clear to and then striped over that which would have extended the window. My base is Martin Senour PRO Base and I am using the FC720 Ultimate Clear.
     
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  12. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I’m looking forward to seeing them!

    Daniel.
     
  13. Wordman

    Wordman XS650 Enthusiast

    Thanks!
     

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