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Things You Need to Know About Painting a Motorcycle

Most of the people who find themselves painting or willing to paint their motorcycles either tend to want to change the old paint or want to custom-paint their motorcycles. One has an option of DIY or outsourcing a re-painter. In a case where you get DIY right, you can save a lot of money. In a case where you are a motorcycle enthusiast, painting a motorcycle can be so much fun.

You would need to begin by creating a booth. It is normal for one not to be sure whether he or she has taken the right measures to make a booth and hence the need to create paint booth somewhere a paint stain will not be a big problem.

You may also need to consider setting up an oscillating fan and make sure that you place them somewhere they can blow fumes out of the space or room in question to avoid instances where you inhale too much. You may also need to make sure that you provide additional lighting by adding more bulbs and reflective materials, mirrors on the wall or aluminum sheets.

You would then need to remove the parts of the bike you need to paint and set them aside. The tank tends to be the best place to start especially in a case where you are new to painting since it tends to have a broad flat surface. You would need to sand down the surface you wish to paint. You would need to remember that sanding demands patience. You would need to be patient enough to avoid an uneven space. You would need to sand in circular motions and also remove residual dust before applying another coat.

You would need to smooth the layer of body filler on the fully sanded surface. You would need to re-sand the surface once the filler has dried. You may need another layer of body filler in a case where you are not sure that the surface is ready and sand it down again. You would need to apply primer to protect rusting in future. You would need to mix the primer in question with the right hardener.

You would then need to pour the solution in question in the can of your spray gun and apply one coat evenly on the part you are painting. You may need to make sure that you only re-spray when the surface is dry and sanded. You would need to lightly sand the primed surface. You would need to sparingly wet a rug with a thinner and use it to wipe of the sanded area. You would then need to clean the spray gun and mix your paint with a thinner. It would be critical to use the recommended paints ratio. It would be modest to sand every layer and only avoid sanding the last one. Use a 2,000 grit wet and dry sandpaper. You would need to repeat the process until the surface is ready for the final paint. It may be critical to let the last coat completely dry. You would need to remember to apply several coats of the clear coat.

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