Painting Tins. No really...

What color should these tins be?

  • Candy green and white a la XS1

    Votes: 16 29.6%
  • Candy gold and white a la XS1

    Votes: 21 38.9%
  • Candy red and white a la XS2

    Votes: 17 31.5%

  • Total voters
    54
These mutherfuckinsnakes on a.... Norton..... :wink2:

Been well over 24hrs, so I took some wet 320 to it. Looks like the solvents almost made it to the surface... almost, before it flashed over. The bubbles are basically jus' sittin on the top. A few swipes and they come right out/off.... whew. We might have dodged one here. I'm gonna let it cure for another 24-48hrs, buzz 'em off and go from there. If I don't bust through the sealer, might still be in some tall cotton.

With my luck, what are the odds? :cautious:


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I believe your thoughts are correct Jim, especially if they showed up as it dried. My experience with contamination is that it usually shows up before itā€™s dry.

I shoot a lot of clear 2k in residential settings and it is often under a tight time schedule. It often requires a heat gun, accidentally stall too long and flash a spot and you end up with those bubbles. In my case itā€™s no big deal as itā€™s not a show car finish, I can hit it with 600grit and buff it and all is right in the world.

I have also noticed, although the trend seems to have stabilized, that since Covid, the ability to get certain chemical binders (mainly in resins) manufacturers have silently swapped things out for something that they can get and give no heads up. In doing so, what worked great yesterday, doesnā€™t work, or at least not the same as it did yesterday and can be a real pain when it comes to a good finish, as itā€™s often what makes a great finish is the ability to take it from an 8 to a 10 and the last 20% is often from knowledge of working with specific products for quite a while (often years).
 
As much as I would like to learn how to paint, I think I will leave it to you guys. Sounds like way too many variables for my old noggin.
Jim that has to be frustrating.
Here is one i'm working on for myself and just got the paint back. Its a bitsa bike with parts I had laying around.
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Looks pretty sweet from here!!

Yeah, lots of variables involved. Temp, humidity... cleanliness obviously... Different grades of reducers that we didn't have the luxury of in the old days, 2 part vs one part... it's a lot to take in. I learned it all most of it at a young age. But there's a whole 'nother life of airplanes and uniforms 'tween then and now. Now I'm just playing catchup to todays paint tech... and wishing I'd kept up. No worries, I'll get there.
Cheers.
 
Ist es deutsch? Ist es italienisch? Ist es ƶsterreichisch? Wurde es wirklich von zwei EnglƤndern entworfen?
Ja, ja, ja und ja.
... and it's beautiful!

Spent some time this morning making these....


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Added these...


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And wound up with these. Candy sky blue. Think you guys are well aware of the "candy marathon" by now. Camera didn't quiet render the color true... it's a tad lighter and more silver in person.


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The Snortin' and XS2 tanks are on hold 'till the new (old) primer shows up. Too hot to wind coils. What else I got to do. :rolleyes:
 
Ist es deutsch? Ist es italienisch? Ist es ƶsterreichisch? Wurde es wirklich von zwei EnglƤndern entworfen?
Ja, ja, ja und ja.
... and it's beautiful!

Spent some time this morning making these..
@Jim, your command of the German language is impressive... personal background or learned during an overseas posting of sorts? I grew up speaking ƶsterreichisch, which is deutsch with a different accent, the accents being particular to individual regions.
 
@Jim, your command of the German language is impressive... personal background or learned during an overseas posting of sorts? I grew up speaking ƶsterreichisch, which is deutsch with a different accent, the accents being particular to individual regions.
Google translate. :rolleyes:

Spent about a year in Germany... spread out over about 10yrs. At one time I had the basics down. The two biggies I remember being asking a girl out and ordering a beer. ;)

Ein Bier bitte.
Mƶchten Sie zu Abend essen? :laugh2:
 
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