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post #11 of 19 Old 04-15-2019, 10:03 PM
 
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I'm considering repainting the rebel i just recently bought. The frame has a few nicks and scratches and rust is starting to develop. What is the most durable way to paint the frame without spending much money? I'm on a very small budget. Looking to use spray cans on the bike.
I just paint my 87 rebel. I used rustoleum automotive primer for the frame and tank. Used the cheapest black n white for a marble effect and duplicolor metalcast for the "candy" effect. Also used spray max 2k for gloss. I did quite a bit of research before attempting this and found that it was the best for withstanding gas. Here's what it looks like. Definitely do prep work on frame, I used lots of tape and newspaper to cover the parts I didn't want hit. Still waiting for the seat to be complete. Good luck n have fun, I sure did!
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post #12 of 19 Old 04-16-2019, 08:10 AM
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Very nice!

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #13 of 19 Old 04-16-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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thats funny because i run my guns that all say HVLP off a compressor just like every other autobody shop in the US.
interesting, ok google.....
Ah
True HVLP uses a 3+ stage turbine and a large diameter hose - least overspary waste
Conversion HVLP uses standard compressors and a well designed expansion chamber in the handle to deliver lower-than-line pressure to the tip - more affordable than a true hvlp system and getting quite good reviews
Conversion LVLP - similar to conversion HVLP - also gets good reviews
Conventional compressed air sprayers - cheapest, produces the most overspray, and takes a bit more adjustments to get good results.


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I am confused, having trouble seeing the term "two-part" in the spray can link, recommended by Flightcontrol.

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Two part/2K paint is a 2-part spray paint that contains premium automotive paint and an activator that mix right in the can without any mess. This hardens the finish to provide resistance against chemicals such as gas. Once the two parts are mixed, it has a limited period during which it can be used. Refrigerating the can will prolong its useable lifespan slightly.
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I just paint my 87 rebel. I used rustoleum automotive primer for the frame and tank. Used the cheapest black n white for a marble effect and duplicolor metalcast for the "candy" effect. Also used spray max 2k for gloss. I did quite a bit of research before attempting this and found that it was the best for withstanding gas. Here's what it looks like. Definitely do prep work on frame, I used lots of tape and newspaper to cover the parts I didn't want hit. Still waiting for the seat to be complete. Good luck n have fun, I sure did!
Dude, that is an excellent paint job! I (should have) learned that I am not a painter. Or a carpenter. There is proof at and on my house haha. I admire people that have the talent that you obviously have, sir. When i need painting I'm calling you!

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HVLP stands for high volume low pressure. And they use compressors. As for the 2 part paint, that is what is known as catalyzed enamel, and it is very dangerous to use. You have to have the proper safety equipment, and even then it is hard to get it right. It takes a lot of skill and experience. It's also super expensive. HOK (House of Kolor) is probably the most common brand, and they sell paint that can cost up to several hundred $$$ a qt. For a frame, if you are willing to completely disassemble the bike, and strip off all the old paint, the best method for refinishing it would be to have it powder coated. I had a set of car wheels powder coated and they came out beautiful. That was 10 years ago, and they still look great even after sitting outside in the AZ sun.

As for tanks and fenders, Eastwood makes a clearcoat in a spray can that is supposed to make any paint gasproof. I have had excellent results with acrylic lacquer, like DupliColor and PlastiKote, but it is definitely NOT gas proof. Even WD-40 will mess it up.
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As for the 2 part paint, that is what is known as catalyzed enamel, and it is very dangerous to use. You have to have the proper safety equipment....
According to the instructions for the two part clearcoat, the proper safety equipment is gloves (nitrile or latex) and a respiratory mask - pretty common safety equipment. As far as other safety cautions, it is flammable, the contents are under pressure, and it can irritate exposed skin; just like 99% of all rattlecan paint.

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Luckily for me, i bought the bike almost completely disassembled. It's a project
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