korider.com | Hyosung Motorcycle Owners Forum

korider.com | Hyosung Motorcycle Owners Forum

  • December 16, 2018, 06:41:01 AM
  • Welcome, Guest
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search

News:

Welcome to Korider.com!

Pages: [1] 2 3

Author Topic: Painting red fairings  (Read 569 times)

spit051261

  • Grinding the pipes
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1262
Painting red fairings
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:47:44 PM »

Anyway ,
Long story short , the red GTR has fooked up fairings , all over the place .
I could buy new ones at $320 a pair.....just for the lowers  :o or I could do it myself .
Anyway . I tried tonight but the color (why must I spell in American  >:() was not right .
I think I may have found a paint match and I am considering putting up a guide on how to refurbish your RED fairings .
We will see but I am confident the outcome will be good .
Has to be better than big black scuff marks I had on mine  :o
Watch this space but I am speaking as an auto sparky who is jack of all trades and MASTER of all trades   8)
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 08:58:27 PM by spit051261 »
Logged
2010  GT650R in the best colour RED

Register and log in and the Ads below will be gone! :D


Sid

  • Goodbye chickenstrips!
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 334
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 08:59:50 PM »

I've sprayed many times mate.
I have a blasting cabinet to prepare smaller items as well.
I have a compressor / spray guns etc. It's not as easy as it looks and a lot of it is in the prep.

I'm sure you'll do ok though, as I think you're the type of character who will be careful and take his time. Will you be using rattle cans?
Logged
2011 GV650

Sid

  • Goodbye chickenstrips!
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 334
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 09:02:47 PM »

Here you go,

This Aussie guy is bloody brilliant - lots of tips.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzJ7rCZtG8GVVKjv8_eynUg
Logged
2011 GV650

umop-ǝpisdn

  • Global Moderator
  • Forum Addict
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7399
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 09:05:05 PM »

I wish I was less artistically crippled.
Logged
I used to be a sensitive, new age guy, but times have changed and now I am more of a caring, understanding, ninties type.

spit051261

  • Grinding the pipes
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1262
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 11:09:58 PM »

I've sprayed many times mate.
I have a blasting cabinet to prepare smaller items as well.
I have a compressor / spray guns etc. It's not as easy as it looks and a lot of it is in the prep.

I'm sure you'll do ok though, as I think you're the type of character who will be careful and take his time. Will you be using rattle cans?
\
I will be using rattle cans but only doing a couple of sweeps at a time , maybe every 2 hours or so (with the cheapo supercheap stuff I have anyway  ;D).
Through trial and error (mainly fooking it up) I have discovered it is better to use the wrong shade of paint , darker , as a primer which also lets you see where to go .
I then masked the wrong shade of darker paint , lightly sanded it and then  used a closer shade of red ,
I found that using a very fine sandpaper on the last few sweeps seems to help blend it in .
It is still not right but I will get there . It is only paint for gods sake and not PNP/NPN junction  :o
Logged
2010  GT650R in the best colour RED

spit051261

  • Grinding the pipes
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1262
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 08:28:57 AM »

Well time to admit defeat and stick to electrics  :o
I have tried 4 different colour reds and none of them are even close  :(
I think I will just buy new fairings after I see the bank manager and see if I can sell a kidney to pay for them .
Logged
2010  GT650R in the best colour RED

LX_SS

  • Goodbye chickenstrips!
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 282
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 08:39:24 AM »

I dont think you'd find the same red in a rattle can, the best guess would be to take a panel to a proper paint place to see if they can match it, or better yet one of those machines that scans the painted item to match its pigments.
Logged

Joss

  • Scraping the pegs
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 918
    • Website
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 09:13:45 AM »

Wasting your time with rattle cans on panels of that size. Your loosing pressure everytime you spray with no control over the nozzle. You will get spatter and drips on the panels. Ditch the cans, get a compressor and gun if you want a decent outcome. As for paint match, I looked all over too, in the end, its easier to spray the full bike.

Sid, thats a good resource for anyone to go to I agree.
Logged

spit051261

  • Grinding the pipes
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1262
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 10:56:25 AM »

Wasting your time with rattle cans on panels of that size. Your loosing pressure everytime you spray with no control over the nozzle. You will get spatter and drips on the panels. Ditch the cans, get a compressor and gun if you want a decent outcome. As for paint match, I looked all over too, in the end, its easier to spray the full bike.

Sid, thats a good resource for anyone to go to I agree.
I'll scrap these two and buy new bikes before I do that  :o :o
Logged
2010  GT650R in the best colour RED

Sid

  • Goodbye chickenstrips!
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 334
Re: Painting red fairings
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 07:58:34 PM »

Use a LVLP setup if costs are an issue. They are fine for smaller panels like on bikes and quite capable of a professional finish. Something like this......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyPEQmcn-tE

They will also come in very handy for future projects.

The Hyo paint code is HYO002, but it's mixed in house - they don't use international paint codes.
As said, you could get it matched & mixed, or just respray the whole bike in a new similar red. Then, finish with a clearcoat.

For all we know Hyo may be using a standard RAL colour. I wonder if it's worth contacting them?
Logged
2011 GV650

Pages: [1] 2 3