I will double check on the denim black number when I get back to the shop but that sounds like it.
I do a bunch of insurance paint work for our local HD dealer and the PPG color and SEM clear are a perfect match on the new bikes I do.
800 wet is all you need to use on the tour pac and if you don't go thru the old finish into bare plastic you can get by with out epoxy primer provided they used a half decent paint product so it won't blow up and wrinkle on you.
Sanding and or grinding on that bare abs material leaves a big mess of grinding and sanding marks that will take a few heavy coats of Evercoat polyester filler primer followed by filler till you get the imperfections smoothed out then more polyester primer blocked out to 400/600 then PPG DP90LF epoxy primer before your base/clear. Plastic adhesion promoter goes on before the first paint product is sprayed of course.
Your compressor set up sounds just fine, cool dry air at the gun is what you want no matter how you go about getting it.
You will really like the PPG products, they make painting much easier than other brands by using just one reducer for pretty much their entire line....always grab the tech sheet though and follow it for each product.
PPG products cost a bit (lot) more, but you get what you pay for in the long run, and PPG is also the OEM supplier to HD
1qt of black is more than enough since it gets reduced out about 75% a pint won't quite be enough though.
Stupid question but are those bikes you painted on the FB page? At least the shop? NICE! Especially the red stripped Road Glide!
OK.... you sold me and I went to my local PPG store after work today and got the paint(s).
got the base (yes, that is the paint code), even the label says Harley Davidson Denim Black. They recommended Bulldog adhesion promoter. Also recommended DT870 reducer for the base and at a 1:1 ratio mix (I asked about this as you mentioned a different reducer # and he asked me when I was going to spray and in what temperature and said I would be fine as temps here are now getting colder). JP202 high build epoxy primer and JH301 undercoat hardener.
So I will get 'educated' with the primer as to how the gun acts...(hopefully!)
He also told me to use a 1.7 tip for the primer and a 1.3 for the base.
What does all this sound like to you? The mix for the base is a little different than your recommendation
Don't plan on sanding the ABS bags as reports indicate you can just prime, sand, then base and they turn out excellent but thanks for the tip.
I'm also surprised that the tech sheet says ~ 10 psi at the air cap for an HVLP gun. I just thought it would be higher. BTW - What does 'at the air cap" mean? At the tip? or at the regulator attached to the base of the gun? That would make more sense... <<< I figured this out... I don't have the gun yet but looking at them shows the spec for 'x' pressure at the regulator delivers 'x' pressure at the tip....
Thanks for all your help. I can't wait to get started....! I know, I know...work slow and don't rush the paint......
PS - How do you/others like the mirror pod? I saw that and immediately looked it up to check it out. Don't know if I want to put a hole in my fairing to mount it though... Still sweet looking!