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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-28-2016, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I am wanting to paint a tsukayu fairing that is primed. My bike is the Yamaha raven black color. Does anyone have experience doing this? Obviously it won't be perfect but would a gloss black work from rustoleum? What kind of paint should be used? If its a gloss black do u still need a clear coat? I don't have any equipment so it would have to be spray paint.

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When i did the lower half of my windshield i used a gloss black krylon i think it was for plastics. Didn't do clear coat but did wet sand to with a 3000 between coats and a 4000 after the last. Looks decent. Sum imperfections due to tushing the prep and got sum dust in the one coat but from a few feet away looks great. I know there's a place around here that with a paint code can mix up automotive colors with clear coat in them in rattle cans. Which reminds me i should probably get sum pics of the windshield since i painted it, lol.

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would that still work on this? even tho is not the actual windshield or did u mean fairing?
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this is other side lol dunno why it didn't post it
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Ok so I am wanting to paint a tsukayu fairing that is primed. My bike is the Yamaha raven black color. Does anyone have experience doing this? Obviously it won't be perfect but would a gloss black work from rustoleum? What kind of paint should be used? If its a gloss black do u still need a clear coat? I don't have any equipment so it would have to be spray paint.

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vhs gloss black eng paint it's more durable. then clear coat it so the wind doesn't strip it off, any paint you chose will need to be clear coated, something that sticks into wind like that i'd clear it twice

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I actually painted the bottom half of the windshield, no fairing. If using 2 different kinds or brands of paint make sure to test on something. Not all paints play nice with each other as far as adhesion. I'd look around to see if somewhere around u mixes automotive paints in spray cans as they can do it with clear already in it. Here it's like 16 or so a can if i remember right.

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well i looked up color code and it costs like $33 for one spray can and about the same for a can of clear coat. how many do u think id need?

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vhs gloss black eng paint it's more durable. then clear coat it so the wind doesn't strip it off, any paint you chose will need to be clear coated, something that sticks into wind like that i'd clear it twice
did u mean vht?

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When i did the lower half of my windshield i used a gloss black krylon i think it was for plastics. Didn't do clear coat but did wet sand to with a 3000 between coats and a 4000 after the last. Looks decent. Sum imperfections due to tushing the prep and got sum dust in the one coat but from a few feet away looks great. I know there's a place around here that with a paint code can mix up automotive colors with clear coat in them in rattle cans. Which reminds me i should probably get sum pics of the windshield since i painted it, lol.
mixing clear coat with pigmented paint defeats the purpose of the clear coat

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did u mean vht?
yes VHT gloss black i'v even used it on the frame in spots where the paint was chipping not perfect but works pretty good, one day i'll do the frame with something really durable like a urethane based paint, powder coating is to expensive for a budget bike like my 650

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