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Re:Painted my new bike 1 Week ago  
color looks great!!
 
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Re:Painted my new bike 1 Week ago  
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Wow. Want to do my bike next?

Auhh let me see.....no. But you can do it if I can.
 
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Re:Painted my new bike 1 Week ago  
So ordered another 3 cans of 2K clear to make sure I get enough on it this time to not sand/cut through the clear this time. Also ordered another 2 cans of Kandy to cover the sand through mistakes from the last time. I also found a great sight for pinstriping decals twistedchrome.com that I think I am going to add since it looks a little boring right now. I don't want to go into pinstriping lessons right now and these I have seen before and look really good and can easily be removed if you don't like them and they are relatively cheap as well. Saw them on a guys car a few years back and didn't know they were decals until I touched them.

Paint will take a week to get here and this time I will be much more patient and take my time to get it right. Never rush a paint job. My mistake cost me another $85 in paint and time as well. Made more work than I needed to because of the rushing it part. Live and learn I guess. I am not to upset considering I have never attempted painting anything other than walls in my house before and the results were pretty darned good.
 
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Re:Painted my new bike 1 Week ago  
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So to answer some of the questions. The booth was PVC pipe 1 inch and heavy paint drop cloth sheets 9 x 12 feet taped together and secured to the frame floor was the same with the heavy duty paint drop cloth. The drop calls from Lowe's were like $3.50 a piece. For ventilation I got a cheap 10 inch fan from Walmart for $7. I taped it into a hole that I cut at the floor of one side of the pain booth on the opposite side I took two sheep 16 x 20 furnace filters and secure them in place with tape as well. I bought a full suit used for mold and pesticide application that had boots a hood and the bodysuit all in one piece from Home Depot and I got the 3M n95 respirator from Home Depot as well for $30. It's also recommended that you use chemical goggles that they sell at Home Depot as well since the 2K clear has isocyanide which can be absorbed Through The Eyes . Pretty much everything else you can see from the pictures the fenders are sitting on Lumber roller stands with the rollers removed bought those from Harbor Freight. I was going to use motorcycle tires that I had sitting around to hang on to the paint stands and then put the fenders on directly on the tires but that was only necessary while I was sanding before I painted the fenders. After that I remove the tires and just put them directly on the stands as you can see in the photographs. Ventilation work pretty well garage door open spray get out of the booth let it flash go back into the booth another coat what that flash go back in the booth and so on.


The paint that I used all came from little daddy Roth since they don't charge shipping and it was black primer two cans four cans of base coat greasy black three cans of metal flake four cans of red cherry candy and 4 cans of 2K clear

I spent the afternoon wet sanding with 800 Grit 1000 grit 1500 grit 2000 grit and it doesn't look like I'm going to need to do another coat of clear so I'm ready to polish which I'll do tomorrow and I'll post pics of the finished pieces then. So by tomorrow night I should have everything assembled and back together and I'll post pics as I go.


Did you buy your paint right from Big Daddy Roth?
 
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Re:Painted my new bike 1 Week ago  
I'm not crazy about sparkle but that looks great!
 
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Re:Painted my new bike 6 Days, 1 Hour ago  
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So to answer some of the questions. The booth was PVC pipe 1 inch and heavy paint drop cloth sheets 9 x 12 feet taped together and secured to the frame floor was the same with the heavy duty paint drop cloth. The drop calls from Lowe's were like $3.50 a piece. For ventilation I got a cheap 10 inch fan from Walmart for $7. I taped it into a hole that I cut at the floor of one side of the pain booth on the opposite side I took two sheep 16 x 20 furnace filters and secure them in place with tape as well. I bought a full suit used for mold and pesticide application that had boots a hood and the bodysuit all in one piece from Home Depot and I got the 3M n95 respirator from Home Depot as well for $30. It's also recommended that you use chemical goggles that they sell at Home Depot as well since the 2K clear has isocyanide which can be absorbed Through The Eyes . Pretty much everything else you can see from the pictures the fenders are sitting on Lumber roller stands with the rollers removed bought those from Harbor Freight. I was going to use motorcycle tires that I had sitting around to hang on to the paint stands and then put the fenders on directly on the tires but that was only necessary while I was sanding before I painted the fenders. After that I remove the tires and just put them directly on the stands as you can see in the photographs. Ventilation work pretty well garage door open spray get out of the booth let it flash go back into the booth another coat what that flash go back in the booth and so on.


The paint that I used all came from little daddy Roth since they don't charge shipping and it was black primer two cans four cans of base coat greasy black three cans of metal flake four cans of red cherry candy and 4 cans of 2K clear

I spent the afternoon wet sanding with 800 Grit 1000 grit 1500 grit 2000 grit and it doesn't look like I'm going to need to do another coat of clear so I'm ready to polish which I'll do tomorrow and I'll post pics of the finished pieces then. So by tomorrow night I should have everything assembled and back together and I'll post pics as I go.


Did you buy your paint right from Big Daddy Roth?


Yes I did because if you go over $150 you get free shipping and their prices were better than any other source for the Roth pain that I could find. They also will accept returns of any unused paint as long as you keep the receipt and have not used any of whatever is left over. They also were very helpful with advice on my questions.

I think that anyone reading on the net about issues with their paints were victims of user errors. I had no issues with the paints, cans, or anything else. Pricey maybe but compared to a professional doing the job the cost is not even close. I will close out this job total for under $350. Try getting you bike painted with something close to a custom paint job for that.
 
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Re:Painted my new bike 5 Days, 18 Hours ago  
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Well pictures of finished bike have to wait. Damn it. I had to pick doing metal flake instead of just shooting color and now dealing with the com Pl lexity of the job. After spending hours cut and polish ended up going through the clear in sections trying it get it smooth and exposed some flake. Now have to order a can of candy and clear from Lil Daddy Roth to try one more coat over exposed sections on tank and then clear everything again. Looks good otherwise.

I noticed that you wet sanded with 800 and 1000 grit to start with. Those grits are too rough for clear coat. I would never use anything lower than 1500 to start and typically go no finer than 1800. Probably why you burned through what little clear coat that was left in some spots.

Still looks like you are doing a great job. I do love the color.
 
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Re:Painted my new bike 5 Days, 16 Hours ago  
Dang,that's beautiful !
 
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Re:Painted my new bike 5 Days, 16 Hours ago  
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Lifeguard wrote:
Well pictures of finished bike have to wait. Damn it. I had to pick doing metal flake instead of just shooting color and now dealing with the com Pl lexity of the job. After spending hours cut and polish ended up going through the clear in sections trying it get it smooth and exposed some flake. Now have to order a can of candy and clear from Lil Daddy Roth to try one more coat over exposed sections on tank and then clear everything again. Looks good otherwise.

I noticed that you wet sanded with 800 and 1000 grit to start with. Those grits are too rough for clear coat. I would never use anything lower than 1500 to start and typically go no finer than 1800. Probably why you burned through what little clear coat that was left in some spots.

Still looks like you are doing a great job. I do love the color.


You're right, I didn't catch that. Definitely wouldn't start with anything less than 1200 or 1500 grit for wet sanding. 800 grit will blast right thru the clear coat. When I worked in the body shop, we used 1200 or 1500 grit for wet sanding and then buffed it out.
 
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