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General => The Star and Garter => Topic started by: chrisgoodwin on 04 June, 2017, 12:53:56

Title: B31 Re-build - Paint?
Post by: chrisgoodwin on 04 June, 2017, 12:53:56
Hi all,
The B31 strip down is well under way with a lot of the tin wear now down to bare metal.
I am thinking of the painting, I'm a bit old school and do not want to go down the powder coating route.

I was thinking :-
spot of filler on the pits (Not to deep and not too many)
Red oxide primer coats
Then coach enamel - Tekaloid finish coats.

Things have moved on since the bike was originaly re-built and I'd really appreciate anyone's recent experience with a total paint job.

The petrol tank is always the make or break item, would an enamel spray do the job?

Thanks in advance,
Chris
Title: Re: B31 Re-build - Paint?
Post by: paulm on 04 June, 2017, 21:19:00
Dust with Etch or epoxy primer, leave 12 hours then 1k primer now dress your inperfections, get the primer perfect paint flat paint untill your happy with the finish, tac cloth and panel wipe bare steel, tak cloth between coats, buy quality Paint you get better coverage with good Paint so less chance of runs and read the maufectures instructions mix paint as manufectures spec