What type of paint for do it yourself - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,280
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via AIM to Hizzo3 Send a message via Yahoo to Hizzo3
What type of paint for do it yourself

OK, so i got in my new rear fender. Its a fiberglass white. i know i need to wash it with soap and sand it. do i need to bondo it? there is a small flaw in the fiberglass. should i just fill it before i sand it? also what would be a good recomendation for the inside of the fender? i was thinking a rino line type material. Since i will be doing the fender i figured might as well look at doing the tank and front fender. maybe frame too. This will be a cheap job, but by cheap i mean there wont be pinstriping and so on. but i do want a nice gloss coat. I am looking along the lines of a slightly ligher color then royal blue. but i want a nice rich deep blue. I am looking at 150-300 bucks. what brand of paint is recomended?

Would this be something i can do, or better off left to a professional shop like Macco. I plan to do all prep work if i get it professionally done.

'04 Vn750
Currently Installed
nat'l cycle deflector shield
westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
TOC stator cover w/ Frankenstator mod!
R/R relo

Soon to have (own or on order)
TOC ACCT's
Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals


Band Engineer/Webmaster for Josey Contreras Tejano Band
Hizzo3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 04:01 PM
Stranger Than Fiction
 
cmanningjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Alabama
Posts: 151
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via MSN to cmanningjr
For Spray Paint that turns out super nice look at Duplicolor. If you are going to use a gun I'd go with House of Color.

'92 Vn750

cmanningjr is offline  
post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 04:08 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Crobins365's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 3,505
iTrader: (48)
     
I'm planning to repaint Orleans, and someone at the local auto parts shop also recommended House of Color paint for motorcycles . I think they have options outside of "Dodge Red" or "Chevy Blue", so there's some room for creativity.

C
Crobins365 is offline  
 
post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 04:28 PM
Stranger Than Fiction
 
cmanningjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Alabama
Posts: 151
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via MSN to cmanningjr
http://www.tcpglobal.com/hokpaint/chips.asp

Yep, They've got a color or two...

'92 Vn750

cmanningjr is offline  
post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,280
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via AIM to Hizzo3 Send a message via Yahoo to Hizzo3
humm never used a gun before.... all i need is a compressor and the spray gun and follow paint directions right?

i like the polyurithane finishes, but wow. that is some $$$. but then again i dunno how much i would need. humm gives me some thinking guys thanks....

'04 Vn750
Currently Installed
nat'l cycle deflector shield
westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
TOC stator cover w/ Frankenstator mod!
R/R relo

Soon to have (own or on order)
TOC ACCT's
Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals


Band Engineer/Webmaster for Josey Contreras Tejano Band

Last edited by Hizzo3; 12-20-2006 at 05:11 PM.
Hizzo3 is offline  
post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 05:10 PM
Stranger Than Fiction
 
cmanningjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Alabama
Posts: 151
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via MSN to cmanningjr
You'd be better off using Duplicolor in cans. You can get it from Autozone,NAPA,O'Rileys and Advanced Auto that I know of. They make some pretty cool colors and it's easy to use. I painted a tank with their Mirage pait for a friend of mine and it turned out pretty slick. The trick is in the prep work. Keep it CLEAN......

Check it out here------>http://www.duplicolor.com/

'92 Vn750


Last edited by cmanningjr; 12-20-2006 at 05:15 PM. Reason: Added Link
cmanningjr is offline  
post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 05:35 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 553
iTrader: (3)
 
Just make sure if you use a gun you have a dryer/seperator on it or you may end up with "fish eyes" in the paint.
Woody is offline  
post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 05:57 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 158
iTrader: (3)
 
Has anyone tried the dupicolor chrome. It looks like an easy way to dress up the radiator and switch boxes if it works good
JamieB is offline  
post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 06:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
Posts: 63
iTrader: (0)
 
Used to do alot of rattlecan spraypaint work in college when I did welding and metal sculpture. Chrome paint, ick... Sorry, metallic paints (spray can kind) never seem to stick good, no matter what prep work you do.. and they never flash or cure properly and are easily marred. I've sprayed them with clearcoat, but that just dulls the metallic finish so silver or chrome ends up being gray, and gold, well, it looks like sheezle.
Mister_Bun is offline  
post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 07:01 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 699
iTrader: (1)
 
Hizzo the first most important step is making sure the surface you are going to apply the paint to is as flawless as possible then CLEAN!!!! The small flaw you mention can be filled in with a light filler then sand lightly...use a light colored spray paint and spray over the fixed area to see if the flaw is gone...(I learned that from someone that did ALOT of painting at a former job I had) then resand, clean,prime and paint. I would go with house of color but remember cost will add up, do you have a compressor and gun? you could pick up a cheap gun and if your not going to do alot of painting then buy a small one. you could do a good job with spray paint but a gun will always come out better, if you send it out price the body shops b4 settling on maaco. and good luck...and as Woody said use a dryer/seperator and also assemble a makeshift spray booth with plastic to keep dust down, and wet the floor after sweeping.....you wouldn't believe the dust your feet will stir up til after its all dried
TrashLord is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome