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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-26-2017, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Painted my Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing.

So I will be honest and say that i am not totally happy with the outcome. Hopefully I can give advice so that others will learn. I think my issue was with my Primer choice. I chose a Rustoleum white primer that is good to use on plastic. I like the way it sprays and adheres, but think it was too absorbent of the color coat. My solution, if I used the same primer, would be to have a flat white paint on top before my color. (Though I could of just chosen a different primer.)

While I'm not 100% happy with the outcome I think it looks decent. (I like it much better than the black, since my bike is a red metallic.)

Here are some pics. I would be happy to answer any questions so people can learn from my mistakes. Haha.

First 600 grit wet sand:




Products I used. Had the local custom aerosol shop mix it. They used a camera device. It's not exact match, but pretty good:



Taped up the back, but wanted inside of wings painted too:



This was after one coat? I noticed color was absorbing/disappearing when I left it.



I needed a second can of color. Ran out to the store, and came back to see color faded a bit:



Four or five coats of color later I was satisfied:

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...but I think I should of let it sit and done one more coat of color. Finished product has a spotted cloud appearance when you look closely.

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I actually did two coats of the Rustoleum basic clear before doing the Spray Max 2k clear:


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This is three coats of Spray Max 2k clear, and I was satisfied:

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I painted it just yesterday. It is dry to the touch and may dare to ride with it this weekend. Will wait at least a couple weeks to cut and polish.

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Oh and I did wet sand primer after letting it dry overnight. Used 800 grit to smooth out the rough surface.

Gave it a good water rinse and clean cloth wipe before applying color.

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That turned out real nice. Once you get it cut and polished I'm sure it'll bring out the same mirror finish that's on your bike. Nice job!
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It does jazz up the overall appearance.....what I'm wanting is a taller windshield than the stock
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Looks awesome!

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