1 week agoWay to go Dave. Events sure are fun. I`ve been to them in Hollister,Ca., Daytona Fla., and of course Myrtle Beach. I`ve always had a good time eating and looking at bikes. Ride safe you guys and we`ll see who stops back here.
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1 week agoI sent friend request out to quite a few folks since I couldn`t message them. By looking at the members that have checked in, in the last day it seems they might have gotten the message. Trip said he will try to remember his login.
WednesdayWell I took my time and sanded and wiped and sanded and wiped and sprayed. I finally got it looking good enough that I am going to put it back together. Just letting the paint cure under those lights in the dining nook.
WednesdayWell I put the tour pack back together, I think it looks pretty decent for a novice. I may clearcoat it some more Later on. Right now I am tired of Phucking with it. It is just going to the beach like it is right now. I have not put the seatback on it yet.
WednesdayCool! Looks good, VT. I`ve never been able to duplicate the look of automotive clear with a rattle can. It`s hard to put the mills on without making it run.
ThursdayThanks Dave, It is still not finished , but I think I am finished for now. I have that quart of ready to spray clearcoat by duplicolor that I bought the other day. But I think I am done with this thing for a while. I got it wrapped in plastic right now sitting out in the sun shine trying to cure that paint. I wasn`t to put some wax on it and shine it some more before I put it on the bike, and am trying to speed up the curing process.
ThursdayDon`t do wax. It locks the solvents in. It will cure. It won`t shine any more than it does after buffing it.
ThursdayThank you Dave, I have already started buffing with the ultra fine cutting glaze, did not put any wax on it. I did the top some and it is really starting to look real smooth and slick and shiny. Using my 6 inch orbital sander, was using a cotton bonnet on it, but I am going to pick up a wool one when I got out later. I believe it is going to look really good when I finish buffing the whole thing several times. And I have not even used polishing compound on it yet, just this ultra fine cutting crÃ¨me.
ThursdayIt`s looking good. Wool cuts fast. And it will burn. I use wool on factory car paint, but rarely on anything else. Especially fresh paint. Tape your edges so you don`t cut the paint from them. Even with the cotton this is a good idea.
FridayWell here it is guys, not perfect , still not as deep looking and shiny as the bike paint, but the color match is almost perfect. Plan to do some more clearcoat and buffing some time in the future , but not before Myrtle beach. It looks good enough to ride down the road with it...
Don`t ya`ll beat me up too bad, it is about the best I could do with spray cans, and a lot of buffing and polishing....
FridayIt looks like a really good match. I think you did well, VT.
FridayThank you Dave , I thought the color was really close, the only thing I need to do now is get some more clear coat on it. The clearcoat on the bike is so shiny and deep looking, that being said If I could keep polishing and get it to look that deep then that would be great. But I do not think all the polishing in the world can get there it is going to take a couple more coats of clearcoat.
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