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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Best selection for paint

Who has the best selection for automotive paint?

I'm going to be painting my motorcycle plastics this weekend, and wanted to go ahead and get the stuff.

Any tips? etc....
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 06:37 PM
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House of Kolor...

but I don't think you want to spend that much on paint. DuPont makes a good product.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 07:05 PM
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DuPont makes a good product.
agreed

Who needs please when we've got guns?
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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any of you guys do this for a business.....

I want to paint my Yamaha R6 sportbike......i think i might screw it up...would rather pay someone
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 10:27 PM
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Want something that is cheap and looks good buy some nason base coat clear coat. What colar are you wanting the bike?
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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i want it light light grey....almost white, maybe even all white.......
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 12:54 PM
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I just go up to English Color, paint store, for paint. It has been a while since I painted but I think I bought some PPG when I did my Nova.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 02:29 PM
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 04:23 PM
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english color or metro, dupont sucks ass when it comes to color selection, look at house of colors, use this link to get an idea www.hokpaint.com
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Hey man,

I run a body shop in Flower Mound, TX. First off, if you have never painted something before, I would advise that you not do it yourself. It is not as easy as it looks. You have to know how to mix your paint and set-up your gun based upon the color, air pressure, temperature, and humidity. Then you have to know how to properly paint metallics or flat colors and what the proper flash times are.

I always recommend using Du-pont products. If you are looking to buy a Dupont product that is less expensive, than I would recommend using their Nason brand. The finish on it just won't hold up as long as a true Dupont product. It fades after about 3 years.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the advice....i have come to the decision not to paint it myself and am accepting any offers from those that have experience painting motorcycle....PM me and let me know if you're up for it and how much it would cost....
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-24-2005, 07:23 AM
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If you dis-assemble the bike yourself and just bring me the fairings, tank, fenders I could paint it at my shop for roughly $500, but that is not an exact quote since I've yet to see the bike.
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let me think about it and I'll get back to you.....can you get dents out of gas tanks???
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-24-2005, 09:27 PM
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yes you can lol but becareful..make sure all the gas is out of the tank if your gonna use a uni-spotter. this guy i new almost blew him self up doing that pretty funny to look back on now but at the time was no bueno
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Yes, but the tank must be completely drained and it depends on the severity and location of the dent.
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Yes, but the tank must be completely drained and it depends on the severity and location of the dent.
I would drain the gas and let it set a couple of days
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i might hit you guys up for some advice when I get it in the mail...should be here tuesday....i'm an amateur at best when it comes to this stuff
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 02:03 PM
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don't use a uni-spotter on the gas tank!!

All you will do is burn a hole in it. Then you have to braze the hole shut,and you can't weld it with a MIG welder.

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