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Decided to try my hand at DIY painting since Ive wanted a painted inner for forever. Went to a PPG supplier and had the paint mixed (aerosol). This stuff is the ONLY way to go when painting on these. IDENTICAL match!!


 

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Sweet! Looks great, Venomized!
So, you can get the PPG paint codes and have it mixed into an aerosol ?!
Like enough to paint an inner fairing in kandy orange?
 

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Nice job...can you share your process, preperation..ect...
Yes I can! The fascia was pre primed from Harley so all i did was hit it with some 400.grit sandpaper and wiped it down with a lightly wet paper towel with alcohol then once dry tack clothed it and shot a dust coat. Let it tack for 20-30 mins then 2 more light coats with 30 min dry time between the 2. After letting dry for 1 hour I cleared it with 3 coats of clear with a dry time of 15 mins between them.

The nacelle and bezel was raw plastic so i hit it with 400 grit paper then alcohol like the fascia then tack cloth again. I hung it and hit it with a coat of Dupli-color CP199 adhesion promoter and followed my same procedure as the fascia with base coat and clear.

Sweet! Looks great, Venomized!
So, you can get the PPG paint codes and have it mixed into an aerosol ?!
Like enough to paint an inner fairing in kandy orange?
YES! Mine were 27 bux a can including tax. The 3 stage like candy orange and BBP are more expensive. I only got one and did the nacelle, bezel and fascia and still have about a 1/4 of a can left. Going to get 2 more for the inner fairing.
 

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Yes I can! The fascia was pre primed from Harley so all i did was hit it with some 400.grit sandpaper and wiped it down with a lightly wet paper towel with alcohol then once dry tack clothed it and shot a dust coat. Let it tack for 20-30 mins then 2 more light coats with 30 min dry time between the 2. After letting dry for 1 hour I cleared it with 3 coats of clear with a dry time of 15 mins between them.

The nacelle and bezel was raw plastic so i hit it with 400 grit paper then alcohol like the fascia then tack cloth again. I hung it and hit it with a coat of Dupli-color CP199 adhesion promoter and followed my same procedure as the fascia with base coat and clear.



Thanks for the quick reply :D I have the necessary supplies, I just need to bite the bullet and do my inner fairing hope it turns out as good as your items!
 

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Take your time and prep it right and it will.

I built a home paint booth to do mine so i could keep dust and particle out and to a minimum in the booth.
 

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I had a paint supply store match my 05' Chopper Blue. They make a quart of it($100.00) and then for $8 a can they'll take it from the quart a put into a can. Quart makes about 8 spray cans. Then their is an automotive clear in a can. It has puncture nozzle on the bottom to mix the hardening catalyst. Finish comes out awesome.
 

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It definately does take a bit of confidence. But all in all, a little patience is the key. Prep takes time, as well as drying times and your technique.
I recently sprayed an oil enamel on some furniture I was restoring. Never did it before. I know it's a totally different process, but having some piece of scrap to test-spray found that confidence for me. I don't know how much 'test spraying' of a ppg-mixed aerosol I'd waste, but probably worth doing for a first-timer.
 

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I recently sprayed an oil enamel on some furniture I was restoring. Never did it before. I know it's a totally different process, but having some piece of scrap to test-spray found that confidence for me. I don't know how much 'test spraying' of a ppg-mixed aerosol I'd waste, but probably worth doing for a first-timer.
Honestly Ive used tons of aerosols and this stuff by far is the easiest. It coats great. Plus the spray nozzle has and adjustable tip for spray directiin and fan pattern.
 

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Honestly Ive used tons of aerosols and this stuff by far is the easiest. It coats great. Plus the spray nozzle has and adjustable tip for spray directiin and fan pattern.
Oh, I don't doubt at all; maybe my post wasn't clear what I meant.

I was just adding, "test-spraying a piece of scrap can do wonders for your confidence before you hit the ($$) inner faring." and moreso directed to dinggus
 

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Oh, I don't doubt at all; maybe my post wasn't clear what I meant.

I was just adding, "test-spraying a piece of scrap can do wonders for your confidence before you hit the ($$) inner faring." and moreso directed to dinggus
I got what you were saying lol I was boosting you guys confidence and easing your minds lol
 

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never knew this was an option....im kinda curious in trying this myself...now gotta find the confidence...
 

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looks good...did you have to do any wet sanding on the clear coat or was the finish pretty smooth?

trying to build up my confidence....
 

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Havent done any wet sanding at all. Im going to hit it with some polishing compound after Im all done to smooth it out completely.

Had the nacelle and gauge bezel in the sun yesterday and WOW they just pop in the sunlight.
 
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