- Oct 27, 2021
Nope but I am glad you do! Can I borrow it?
I got the best rattle can at the auto store. I’m not really worried about quality obviously, but do want to be able to replicate the color. And I don’t like to keep a bunch of random old paint laying around. I will sand all 3 coats and clear coat at least 2.What did you paint it with? I go cheap with...whatever is in my cabinet already. Got mine done before this cold snap too.
First coat on the lowers….
Damn that paint looks good bmart! That’s rattle can?I used less effort and interest, knowing that they get so beat up and repainted every few years anyway.
Flipped some shifter nubbins.
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Cleaned some air filters.
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Painted and pinstriped some tails.
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Grey colors lowers with ugly blue insert (1 hour job I should have done by hand!) and color/white uppers.
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Took a viscous coupling apart to see what was in there and how it worked (past tense...).
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Started KLX charging issue fix but my soldering gun lost interest in working with me...so maybe tomorrow (which is 3M clear sheet, CB-1 steering head check, finish KLX, saddlebag installation day. I really need my bench tops back!
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Fixed a Dremel. Half fixed another Dremel.
There's a long list.
Did you dry or wet sand? And what grit?Indeed. They're always yellow, orange, or blue...so I can reuse a lot of cans. I like the industrial look of the grey bottoms mroe than the black usually used. And the accents are just silly because I have no creative bones.
Clear from a can doesn't really hold up to what we're doing, and 3M sheet coating isn't much better, but it helps. So...it is a bit of balancing it looking nice before it is used and knowing a lot more effort doesn't yield longer lasting results, unless you're willing to pay a pro ~20-40x more for it...and I'm not. Damage from use and crashes just makes it not worth it to me.
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My dad did this one for me, but rattle can also. Looked awesome!
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My much hated 750 my buddy bought from me. (It was like a fast schoolbus! More HP stock than Alan's modified!)
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If ya'll want shiny clear from a can, get 2k clear epoxy. It is two part epoxy and much more durable than clear laquer spray paint. There is a button on the bottom you press to mix the two parts. Beware the can has a 48 hour shelf life after you've mixed it.Did you dry or wet sand? And what grit?
Oh cool thanks. Is this a available in standard Auto Zone type store?If ya'll want shiny clear from a can, get 2k clear epoxy. It is two part epoxy and much more durable than clear laquer spray paint. There is a button on the bottom you press to mix the two parts. Beware the can has a 48 hour shelf life after you've mixed it.