Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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I read this: https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... move+decal

WD-40 and heat and the decals peeled off then a scrubbing with kerosene and 0000 steel wool for the gum residue; worked great.
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There are a few deep chips (down to the plastic) that I guess I should fill before sanding?
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Scuff it up and apply Bondo, then start sanding? Thanks for any insights; I know little.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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I would avoid the Bondo glazing and spot putty. Stick with the two-part. The spot putty is easily attacked by acetone, which is the thinner in most rattle-can primers.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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I do love me some fresh primer :-D
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Looking smooth. What color are you going with? 2k, enamel, lacquer, water based? I used water based for my RD400c and was impressed with how the metallic popped after the 2k clear coat (rattle-can SprayMax) went on. A whole different method than the lacquer I had used before, but covers real nice. Bought the paint our of the UK and it is a great match to the 1976 Geneva Green that these came in back in the day. You have to protect it until it is clear coated, though.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Well, I'm also going green. My inspiration:
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I have no idea where to start looking, but that's the color I want. Figure I'll just shoot it with the HF purple gun if I can't find a rattle can.
Eventuality, I'll try my hand at making a pair of cedar hard bags. I have some experience with strip canoe construction.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Oh, that and a creme accent would be awesome!
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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The Condor one of HOTT's creations back in 2010 I think was dark green and Cream. Was Bike of the year if i recall right. So yea you are on a good track!!!

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I am watching with great interest. That green and cream colour combo is super.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Hey y'all
Nobody said nothin' 'bout no cream. :-D But I did consider it. But a safer plan for me now is to shoot it with a solid color and apply the decals from the 75 blue. I think that will look nice...enough.

I couldn't find a suitable rattle can locally, so I'm going to play around with rustoleum; a blend of green and a little bit of black.

I have learned that a hardener is recommended; anyone have a recommendation?
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I have my gates hose cut and some new fangled clamps ready to go.
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Also, found this beauty on CL for $20 :8)
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Good score on the manometer! Remember, the paint should be 2K clear coated. I use SprayMax purchased on Amazon.
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Ex 2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl SOLD! to make room for:
2021 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Dark Chalk Metallic
1976 Yamaha RD400c
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex 1978 GL1000
Ex 1979 GL1000
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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you mention a hardener... hardeners are for two-part paint. I have not heard of using a hardener with rustoleum
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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There's this stuff called acrylic enamel hardener. I don't know anything about, or if it's even necessary.
Here's a random pic from the net:
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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pidjones wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:47 pm Good score on the manometer! Remember, the paint should be 2K clear coated. I use SprayMax purchased on Amazon.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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pidjones wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:47 pm I use SprayMax purchased on Amazon.
Hey Pid, will two cans be enough for three coats?
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Sprayed some paint today.
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I'm happy with the color but it is a little "grainy".
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or the is that a lot grainy? :lol:

At least it's all grainy; consistent.
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