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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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coloring my bike 07 gsxr 600

hey all, got me some unpainted white abs plastic fairings. My bike is originally black, but i would like to paint it black. my question is, should i paint the bike shiny/glossy black or dull black? also, what kind of spray paint should i get and do i need to layer it with primer and sand it down before? please help all new to spray painting.
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Sand, then primer, the flat black, then gloss black. That's the best way to do it. Don't spray it on thick either, mist it, let it sit for an hour, mist it again, sit for an hour then mist it the 3rd time. Let it sit overnight (12 hours) then do the same thing with the next step. If you do it right it will take you 2-3 days but will look good. If you rush it, it won't look as nice.

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Vader gave good advise for spray paint, or since plastic is new, not much prep work, you could take it to your local car body shop and ask them how much to shoot it gloss black, easier and you know the paint will last longer and be shinier.

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Any spray can paint, except some of the activated epoxy stuff, will not hold up to a gasoline spill or be very tough. Of course it is easy and cheap.

As Racerxxxgsxr1000 said, talk to an auto shop, they use an activated paint that is much harder and fuel resistant. I'm guessing they do mostly base coat, clear coat but that would not be bad either.

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thanks for the reply guys, i did what vader said, but some part of the fairings look shinier? I havent put on the clear coat yet. do i just spray paint some more or should i sand it down a little?
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thanks for the reply guys, i did what vader said, but some part of the fairings look shinier? I havent put on the clear coat yet. do i just spray paint some more or should i sand it down a little?
That's what happens when you use mediocre paint. Crappy components will yield crappy results. Sand it all down, buy quality 2K paint, primer it, then respray.
Or, just keep sanding it and respraying it until you're happy. But, clearing it isn't going to make it look better.

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I partly painted my bike myself and it came out great. So good that I plan on doing the full paint with my next fairings. They came to me used with a catalyzed blue paint on them. I sanded them down (just removed all the gloss), spray painted my accents with orange rustoleum and let dry. Then added my stickers. Then I cleared over everything with a 2k clear in a spraycan that I ordered off Amazon. So I have a glossy, oil/gas/chemical resistant finish. It's even held up to brake fluid and we know how rough that stuff is. I also used a tack cloth and lacquer thinner wipe downs to ensure a nice clean surface.

Edit: Rustoleum has this really nice copper color. My next set the entire fairing will be copper and I will put blue accents. I haven't seen anything like that yet. I think it will make my bike really stand out.
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As above the better the paint, the better the finish and adhesion. That being said most of a good paint job is preparation. Sand it smooth and use a high grit sandpaper between coats to smooth it out. 600 grit or higher between coats then the final with 800 or higher before the last coat. A tack rag to get rid of all that dust as well. I have had poor results with steel wool on plastic so don't recommend going that route. Make sure you post up some pics when you are done!

Oh, gloss black, absolutely.

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As a former auto painter, I can tell you that 99%
of your result will come from the prep work. I would spend up to 2 days on it, then 30 minutes to actually spray the car.
I have never seen a spray can result that I would be happy with. One major reason is that spray cans dispense the paint in bullet pattern. You need a fan pattern to control overlap. Nor do have any control over the pressure or volume.
Definitely talk to a body shop. With the parts removed from bike there is no masking etc to be done. Just a quick 600 wet sand, wipe down with Prepsol and spray. Your result will be worth the investment.

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I am just a weekend project kind of guy so your expertise carries way more weight than anything I know. I only tried it after watching a bunch of how to videos from painters and seeing reviews on the spray can 2k catalyzed paint. Figured it couldn't be worse than the pure rattle can stuff that a lot of us use on track bodywork. Have you ever tried this paint? Or would you be willing to try a can and post what you think of the results. It does spray in the pattern that you mentioned is preferred. A quick YouTube search for "2k spray can clear" will bring up some of the videos and you can drill down for specific videos from painters from there. Some were also pro painters. Curious to hear a pro's opinion on it.

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Here was a good one. It worked for me a was more than good enough for some track plastics that I'm probably gonna give some road rash to, lol. The thing I liked most was the gas/chemical resistance unlike traditional rattle can.

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If you're going to use cans, then this 2k is probably the best.
I would still have an issue with not being in control of volume & pressure, which are critical
if spraying any form of metallic. Just practice on a junk piece to get your speed correct. Then be consistent in the delivery.

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My next attempt is probably going to be that copper color with blue accents. Maybe a nice metallic blue. Then put the 2k clear over everything.

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