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Offline adydeere

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spraying with rattle cans.
« on: October 15, 2020, 03:26:34 PM »
Hi folks,
there is no reason why you can not get a good finish with rattle cans as it is all about the prep! Leave it a week then I will add the black pinstripes and maybe a clear coat or just a buff up and all that for less than £50 in materials.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 03:45:43 PM »
Very impressive, looks really nice.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 04:08:27 PM »
Really nice finish, how many coats and have you flattened it or done anything after painting?
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Re: spraying with rattle cans.
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 04:18:11 PM »
Stripped back to metal then filler in the dings (don't put filler over paint) probably 6 coats of primer then 4 coats of white 2 days ago then 3 coats of red this morning and that is it ready for the black pin stripes. A tip is to look up "guide coat" it shows you where the low and high spots are when doing the filling and sanding. That is freshly painted no polishing or flatting has been done yet.
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Re: spraying with rattle cans.
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 06:44:23 PM »
Stripped back to metal then filler in the dings (don't put filler over paint) probably 6 coats of primer then 4 coats of white 2 days ago then 3 coats of red this morning and that is it ready for the black pin stripes. A tip is to look up "guide coat" it shows you where the low and high spots are when doing the filling and sanding. That is freshly painted no polishing or flatting has been done yet.

years ago I worked at a limousine dealer where every car was black the hardest colour to paint. The painters always used at least one guide coat all over a primed car. It seemed like actually putting the paint on was about 10% of the time. Prepping and then flattening/polishing took most of the time.
Funnily enough all my bikes around that time were black :)
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Re: spraying with rattle cans.
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 07:29:18 PM »
Stripped back to metal then filler in the dings (don't put filler over paint) probably 6 coats of primer then 4 coats of white 2 days ago then 3 coats of red this morning and that is it ready for the black pin stripes. A tip is to look up "guide coat" it shows you where the low and high spots are when doing the filling and sanding. That is freshly painted no polishing or flatting has been done yet.

years ago I worked at a limousine dealer where every car was black the hardest colour to paint. The painters always used at least one guide coat all over a primed car. It seemed like actually putting the paint on was about 10% of the time. Prepping and then flattening/polishing took most of the time.
Funnily enough all my bikes around that time were black :)
well if you had been in the navy they would have been battleship grey i reckon  :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: spraying with rattle cans.
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 03:08:32 PM »
Hi folks,
there is no reason why you can not get a good finish with rattle cans as it is all about the prep! Leave it a week then I will add the black pinstripes and maybe a clear coat or just a buff up and all that for less than £50 in materials.
Here's my rattle can effort..



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Re: spraying with rattle cans.
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 03:36:58 PM »
When I saw this subject come up I thought of you Paul.
Perhaps you could put up pictures of the AJS paint to show how your preparation and application that I have seen is so consistently sound. 8)

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Re: spraying with rattle cans.
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 04:07:06 PM »
Hi folks,
there is no reason why you can not get a good finish with rattle cans as it is all about the prep! Leave it a week then I will add the black pinstripes and maybe a clear coat or just a buff up and all that for less than £50 in materials.
Here's my rattle can effort..

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Impressive, I've never really considered rattle canning tanks but seeing these results, I'd give it a go
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Re: spraying with rattle cans.
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 11:32:28 AM »
When I saw this subject come up I thought of you Paul.
Perhaps you could put up pictures of the AJS paint to show how your preparation and application that I have seen is so consistently sound. 8)
Here are some pics... Blue AJS tank and another one painted black as a spare, rear mudguard, side panels and shock absorbers
 
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2020, 11:57:46 AM »
ozmadman Is that a light weight ? i used to have a AJS 250 csr and a Matchless G12. I think i remember your user name from the Matchless owners club . Kept seeing your user name on here but couldn't remember from where i had seen it before.
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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2020, 01:10:37 PM »
Modern  rattle cans are very good now .all my casings and sundry bits have come up nicely .  The coverage on primers i think is excellent now my only tip would be you need a warm draught free space to work in .
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Re: spraying with rattle cans.
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2020, 03:22:21 PM »
ozmadman Is that a light weight ? i used to have a AJS 250 csr and a Matchless G12. I think i remember your user name from the Matchless owners club . Kept seeing your user name on here but couldn't remember from where i had seen it before.
I could be wrong
Yes, it is a lightweight (not very light though) and yes that was me on the Matchless/AJS forum.
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