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Author Topic: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!  (Read 213773 times)

Offline focusinprogress

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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #500 on: Feb 26, 2015, 10:40:56 »
I recently did a MAJOR reconstruction project on a nose fairing for an '86 VFR750 for an older gentleman that rents the shop space next to mine.....he saw me repairing some other plastic parts and asked if I could save this thing from the garbage and I haven't told him I got it to this point yet. Did it for free as a pay-it-forward. This bike is his first ever motorcycle he's owned since new that he crashed on a year ago.





I am waiting on the "Gear-Driven Cams V4" decals to come in that I found online for $2 ea then putting real 2K clear over it. I can't wait to see his face when I give it back.
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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #501 on: Feb 26, 2015, 10:44:01 »
Well done and for all the right reasons.

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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #502 on: May 21, 2016, 06:17:43 »
First test piece trying to spray 'properly'.

I laid all the colour coats but had a few 'scratches' still showing through from the bodywork. I wetsanded and then laid 2 more thick colour coats! Turned out pretty good for now!

Still need to lay the pinstripe and decals and then lay the clear coat!
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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #503 on: Jun 22, 2016, 16:27:39 »
Got some orange peel and a few very slight runs in my clear that I applied.

I need a solid wetsand and then a buff, but I don't have a buffer for this.

Is it possible to get a nice finish and remove sanding scratches by hand buffing?
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Offline Maritime

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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #504 on: Jun 22, 2016, 16:43:13 »
Yes it just takes longer.  Power buffing is just faster but you can get a mirror finish with hand buff, your arms will be sore but you can do it.
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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #505 on: Jun 22, 2016, 17:25:31 »
Any advice on compounds, cloths, materials etc?

Gonna probably wet sand from 2000-2500-3000 before buffing.
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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #506 on: Jun 22, 2016, 17:58:12 »
Wetland the good coats of wax should be enough.  Maybe some rubbing compound
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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #507 on: Jun 25, 2016, 10:22:08 »
Sweet. Picked up some rubbing compound, and some 2500, and 3000 grit wet and dry. I've only got slight orange peel so didn't want to go too course.

Do you think I will need to go finer after a rubbing compound...something like swirl remover?
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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #508 on: Jun 25, 2016, 10:28:05 »
Probably not, good soapy water when you wet sand and watch the edges
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Re: "RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!
« Reply #509 on: Jun 25, 2016, 10:38:21 »
Cheers pal, will give it a crack this afternoon.
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