"RATTLE CAN" BLING! ...everything is here!

So any tips for removing a single small piece of lint that got stuck?

The paint went on quite well I done want to wet sand. Do I just try and pick it off with tweezers or do I live with it lol
 

Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
When the paint is still wet and something lands on it, insect usually, i’ve had success with picking off the object with the sticky side of masking tape

i roll the tape tightly around a finger, sticky side out, and this allows the object to be cleanly pulled off the surface by the sticky tape
 

Maritime

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Try the masking tape trick. If not stuck hard it should pull it off. Also can try washing it off with soap and water.
 

Jimbonaut

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That's a good trick. I got a tiny bug land on the side cover and ended up sanding it off (so, a sandfly?) - I'll remember this fixit for next time.
 
I discovered mine long after it was too late for the masking tape trick, unfortunately.

Coaxed him out with some 2000 grit, but under the right light it is a bit noticeable now. At least the surface is flat, so hopefully once a few layers of clear are on it will be fine.

It's one of those things that bothers you because you know it's there even though everyone else would never notice

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I'm happy with how it looks and I'm not going to do any wet sanding of the paint or applying 12 coats like the first page mentions.

I barely got 4-5 layers out of the 1 can of perfect-match.
 

Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
Looks very minor now, hopefully the clear will hide it.

my clear arrived today but jot the respirator, hopefully tomorrow

if so i’ll hopefully be able to clear Scruffy’s tank and post the results.
 

Jimbonaut

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Looks good Charlie. Got my side covers and fenders painted and cleared. I've heard that 2k can sometimes come out a bit spitty but up until today I'd never had that problem. Made sure the can was warm and all that but definitely didn't come out 100%. I'm more than happy with it though, think they'll look ok once they're mounted. Couldn't stop myself demasking some of the stainless grill either.


 

Jimbonaut

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Not gloss, it’s satin black paint with satin clear. Three coats, 2 passes each coat - then the can ran out. I’ll get some close ups tomorrow.

I won’t be sanding as it’s a satin clear. Jobs a good’un.


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HerrDeacon

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Looks nice Jimbonaut.
I won’t be sanding as it’s a satin clear.
That's the main reason I haven't tried a satin or flat finish. I don't trust my abilities to lay a nice smooth clear coat so have to rely on the fact I can bail myself out by wet-sanding and polishing the glossy clear. :)

Great job on your, looks really nice!
 

Jimbonaut

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That's the main reason I haven't tried a satin or flat finish. I don't trust my abilities to lay a nice smooth clear coat so have to rely on the fact I can bail myself out by wet-sanding and polishing the glossy clear. :)
Ha, it's a good reason! Satin (and matte) clear is balls-to-the-wall for sure. Not a lot you can do with any imperfections, at least not as far as I know.
 
any tips for wetsanding 2k clear?
Soft sanding block? light pressure?

I'm always paranoid of sanding too much, especially on corners or sharper edges.

Is 2000 grit too high?
 

Maritime

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Give it 48 houra to cure. 1500 is a good start if peely if not 2000. Light sanding then go to polishing. To be honest if you spray it right it wont need more than a wax/polish to shine
 

Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
I’ve decided not to 2k clearcoat Scruffy’s panales at this stage.

i’m not happy with the tank and feel i should really strip it back to bare metal and replace the old filler, and do a better job on smoothing everything out.

it looks ok as it is to ride about and guage what‘s needed in ‘Phase 2 - Scruffy goes Posh’ later in the year

steve
 
I’ve decided not to 2k clearcoat Scruffy’s panales at this stage.

i’m not happy with the tank and feel i should really strip it back to bare metal and replace the old filler, and do a better job on smoothing everything out.

it looks ok as it is to ride about and guage what‘s needed in ‘Phase 2 - Scruffy goes Posh’ later in the year

steve
I hear ya but unless you're an experienced autobody guy it's never going to be perfect. Gotta draw a line somewhere.

At least thata ther way I look at it. I've never filled something in and stood back and said "that's perfect now". Lol

Be interesting if you report on the wear and tear progress of the paint without clear!

I'm going to clear mine sometime this weekend. Gotta get that done and fill it with gas asap. The baffle in the tank has already got a bit of rust on it. Foggingnwith the wd40 just isnt enough
 

Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
Good points.... i’m away for a week so i’ll decide on the 2k when i get back

had a testride this afternoon and Scruffy is a lot of fun !
 
Threw on the spraymax 2k clear tonight when it cooled off.

Not good! Got too much orange peel! The damn can doesnt give instructions at all!!!!

I thought maybe i went too thick per coat, but the area around tank opening got quite a bit coverage too and turned out much better!

Then I thought, maybe I held it too close? Hmm I dunno, maybe. But I didn't get a single run anywhere *shrug*

My process was medium coats with 6 mins in between. I think I did 4 coats and the can sputtered a bit (not quite empty so not sure why!) But I called it quits at 4 to avoid any splatter.

Should I have done it like paint? Dust coat, then medium coat?

Of course this is fresh out of the can. We'll see what it looks like in a day or two.
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Also, I picked up a "tack cloth" at the store and it's great. It's only a buck or two but really helps get all lint and dust off. It picked up some metallic flakes too, which I assume is just some overspray that dried loose on top. Got the tank looking real smooth before the clear.

Last but not least, I avoided bugs this time and didnt wanna press my luck so that's another reason I called it quits at 4 coats.
 

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