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Winter painting

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Post by 1950Panhead » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:12 pm

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by PanPal » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:02 am

Looking good!!! but why do you turn the snow shovel handle 90 degrees.

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by Bigincher » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:24 am

I'm inspired...!


The answer to the shovel handle is easy.... makes it easier to 'toss a shovel-full'...!
(Having tossed a few shovelfuls myself, that's what I'm thinkin'....)

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by 1964FLDUO » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:58 am

I have been doing some painting lately myself, just small parts while I have the bike apart. Been thinking of painting the tins, but it's been cold and I'm hesitant to paint over the professionally painted dinged up tins.

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by Bigincher » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:07 am

I'm sure '1950panhead' took the tins inside to cure after he shot them outside. That's what I would do.

I've done a little painting myself, but it was years ago. I surely want to try it again, ... and a decent paint job is all about the prep, with a little bit of technique and common sense thrown in.

Am I right, 1950panhead? Tell us more....

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by tcb-1 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:11 pm

I like that color, I need to private message you.

Very nice, I've done the below freezing paint myself. Just make sure the prep is good and you have a warm place to cure afterwards! ;)

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by 58flh » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:36 pm

I have sprayed in less then ideal conditions myself!---I try to cover floor inside garage & make a makeshift booth out of visqueen--then bring the temp in garage or shed whatever to as warm as it will get!----wet the floor/shoot a test piece-(side of garbagecan)-do it at different distences! Less is better & patience to wait for each coat to dry is important!--Your betteroff dusting the parts & wait /It will just take more coats for GOOD-EVEN cover!--Paint & gun & parts should be the same as the ambient temp. in your garage!--If your parts are in from the livingroom They will be warmer & that is a good thing!-(little less dry-time)-by the time you hang them & wipe your prints off ,Parts will cool fast!--But you still get a very little of a quicker drying time. MORE EVEN coats is better in cold temps! Dont forget (runs & peel & fisheye) are magnified at colder temps.---Just adding my 2 from experience!--Good-Luck, Richie

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by 58flh » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:42 pm

1950 Panhead----Those parts look NICE,-Rims cameout great from the pic. that are posted!---Whenever I shot rims ,I always had the cust. spend $$ and I only shoot IMRON on them!---Its tuff &$$$ but it lasts!!!-(reg PPG or Dupont 2 step paint works well! As someone said ITS ALL IN PREP!--That goes double for rims!----Nice JOB 8)

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by panfreak » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:36 pm

Rivetting without chipping might be a challenge.

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by 1950Panhead » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:02 pm

I painted the rims and forks with two coats of PPG base followed by two coats of Extreme clear, the parts turned out very nice.
I heated the parts to 130 on my wood stove and brought them back in after painting.
I painted the tanks and fenders with PPG single stage + catalyst.
I heated the tanks and fenders to 100 on my wood stove and brought them in between coats.
tcb, the color is Skyway blue (41,42,46,47) PPG #13964, the color is a perfect match to original paint fenders.
58flh. I did get significant fish eye in the fenders, will probably sand some and spray another coat when spring arrives.
Jerry

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by tcb-1 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:14 am

Jerry, would you consider the Skyway Blue a close match to Azure Blue?

I'm still trying to find a good example so I can approximate what it would look like on my '50..... but man, I'm loving that color! Can't wait to see you bike put together!

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Re: Winter painting

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Post by 1950Panhead » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:38 pm

tcb,
Azure blue is a dark blue, very different from Skyway blue.
Jerry
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Re: Winter painting

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Post by tcb-1 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:51 am

Jerry,
Once I posted that question, I knew I was mistaken :(

Still absolutely loving your color though!! Really think those rims will look great too!

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