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    Default More painting. Clearcoat.

    Painted the tank, seat, guards, headlight and callipers with 2k clearcoat this morning. Unfortunately, I can't wear glasses under the respiration so I couldn't see too clearly - bloody great run on the tank, damn. Couldn't get any non isocyanate free, so just the usual 2K.

    It's been over 40 years since I used 2k, so I couldn't remember what coverage was like, how much paint I'd need, googled it in various painting forums. 2litres minimum for frame, tank, guards seat, headlight I was advised. Armed with that knowledge, I shyed away from 2k because it would have cost near as damn it to $450/$500.

    Seems our painting professionals haven' a clue., I mixed up 250mm clear, 125mm catalyst and a little thinners. Got three coats down on tank, guards, seat, headlight and callipers and still had 200mm of mixed paint left.

    By the look of it, I won't be spending anytime compounding or polishing the paintwork.

    This pic should give you some idea why painting and, polishing aren't my favourite past times. Scared the crap out of the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggo1951 View Post
    Painted the tank, seat, guards, headlight and callipers with 2k clearcoat this morning. Unfortunately, I can't wear glasses under the respiration so I couldn't see too clearly - bloody great run on the tank, damn. Couldn't get any non isocyanate free, so just the usual 2K.

    It's been over 40 years since I used 2k, so I couldn't remember what coverage was like, how much paint I'd need, googled it in various painting forums. 2litres minimum for frame, tank, guards seat, headlight I was advised. Armed with that knowledge, I shyed away from 2k because it would have cost near as damn it to $450/$500.

    Seems our painting professionals haven' a clue., I mixed up 250mm clear, 125mm catalyst and a little thinners. Got three coats down on tank, guards, seat, headlight and callipers and still had 200mm of mixed paint left.

    By the look of it, I won't be spending anytime compounding or polishing the paintwork.

    This pic should give you some idea why painting and, polishing aren't my favourite past times. Scared the crap out of the dog.
    Looks great ! id be very happy with that, shame about the run but can always cover with a tank pad , lol. Personally i wouldnt spray 2k inside a garage , even the cyanide free stuff is toxic.

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