frame spraying advice…..
use nitromors (or similar) paint stripper and give it **** good wash before you spray it
Degrease it using thinners
get the paint you want.
Mask up the bits you don’t want painted (low tack masking tape is best)
Leave the frame in the house before you paint it for a while so that it’s warm and put the paint aerosols in warm water before you use them
two coats of etch primer (get the right colour primer for your top coat paint) then a couple of coats of top coat
Thin coats are better than thick (it’ll run if it’s too thick)
then if you want to a couple of coats of lacquer
Take off the masking tape
Leave it for a couple of days to dry and then put your decals on
Assemble the bike
Go for a ride
Have fun 😀Posted 8 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
My mate has a Malt 3 & that lacquered from what I can remember.
Personally I wouldn’t Nitrimors it. That’s usually a last resort if the finish is totally shagged. Give it a rub down with some 800 grade paper to key the lacquer. Then a coat or two of primer. Leave for a few days & rub down with 800 paper. Then your top coat. Cellulose (or “knacker lacquer”) is fine, I wouldnt bother with acrylic. Build it up in thin coats. The trick is to keep the can agitated while spraying, & even better warm the cans up in the house if its cold. Solid colours are easy. Dont worry about the finish at this stage. Once hardened off, (about 3 – 4 weeks), you can T-Cut it or even flat with 1200 paper before T-Cutting. Just be careful on corners as its possible to go through the finish. The finish will be superb.
Mask threads etc, but in honesty wet spraying is only thin anyway, nothing like powder coating.Posted 8 years ago
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