Quite pleased with my frame color:
4:1 Jet Black to Champagne Gold Metallic Duplicolor Paint Shop lacquer over etching, sealing, and sandable primer. The sun catches the flakes in the gold nicely. Hope it looks even better after clear coating (may be a week or two before I can do that, though - another nice thing about lacquer - over-paint any time!
I shot it on with a Harbor Freight 4 oz. Detail Sprayer. Used 45 psi at the gun reduced from 90 psi line with a moisture separator after the gun regulator. Cleanup was easy with Acetone shot through the gun after rinsing the bowl. You really have to strain this paint, as there are lots of solid "things" in the bottom of the can. I used the Duplicolor disposable strainer in a small funnel for loading the gun. There are a good two coats from top and bottom on it so far, and I have yet to use 1/2 the paint! I set the gun for a small spot pattern with the fan control closed (no air from the outside nozzles) and the paint flow near wide open. This, with the 45 psi air allowed me to adjust the air for best atomization. I could shoot from as close as 3" to as far as ~ 18" and get good wetting and no runs, but of course with something as complex as a frame you will get orange peal from over-spray of one part to the next. Still, I am very pleased for this to be my first real job with a real spray gun.
With the upholstery material in for my seat, and since I already had it prepped, I covered the shelter top door with the tooled-leather look material to continue the theme from the seat on up the shelter:
The green that it is laying on is for the back of the cafe-style seat.
Otto should get the removable frame section welded up this weekend or early this week, and I will then finish priming it and but the same frame paint on it. Moving along!
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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped