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Author Topic: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler  (Read 39303 times)

Offline Northish

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #70 on: Aug 28, 2016, 16:05:25 »
One side done :)

Used some 3M striping tape for the tank outline, similar to how the bike came factory.  The turn near the seat was a bit too tight, so I had to split the tape and do the stripes individually there.  Otherwise it was a pretty quick job.

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #71 on: Aug 28, 2016, 16:58:00 »
Nice job. Hope you used gas proof clear like spraymax 2k clear.
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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #72 on: Aug 28, 2016, 22:30:53 »
Nice job. Hope you used gas proof clear like spraymax 2k clear.
Thanks! and we are oil, gas and UV resistant.

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #73 on: Aug 29, 2016, 09:14:55 »
Good deal, I'd hate to see that paint job ruined the first time the gas overflows at the filling station.  Cheers

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #74 on: Aug 29, 2016, 10:43:38 »
What paint did you use?
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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #75 on: Aug 29, 2016, 13:59:54 »
What paint did you use?
Rustoleum's Engine Enamel.  I called their technical group to verify that it would work for my application and they said it should be just fine.  I mostly wanted to confirm that it had a UV stabilizer to prevent yellowing down the road.

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #76 on: Aug 29, 2016, 14:04:13 »
That's a good thing to ask, a lot of white doesn't have it, like the appliance epoxy. It will yellow in one season in white. Did you cure/bake the paint? It will make it last longer if you did.
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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #77 on: Aug 29, 2016, 14:07:29 »
Thanks!
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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #78 on: Aug 29, 2016, 14:10:54 »
Did you cure/bake the paint? It will make it last longer if you did.

I didn't bake it; didn't think to do that.  It should reach it's full cure eventually, though baking should get it there significantly faster.  Now that it's full of gas I think I'll pass on putting it in the oven  :o

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #79 on: Aug 29, 2016, 14:38:37 »
good plan LOL
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