Re: Paint Stripper for Fairings & Tank?
I'm not a professional painter nor do I have any formal training, but I have a learned a lot through trial and error. Make sure you tape any holes on the tank so you dont get trash in it. While your tank is off, you may as well check your air filter. If you have any inperfections in the stock paint that you dont want in your finished product, make sure you address them before you lay down your base. Repairing small cracks or rock chips is a lot easier than you think; do a search on this forum or google it and you can find a lot of information on body work. I'm not sure where you are located but unlike Biloxi M.S where the temp was in the 70's this week some parts of the country are cold. If you are painting in a garage you might want to find some way to get the temperature up to about 70, and even then I would let my paint flash (dry) for about 45 minutes between coats. Let your paint supplier know that you are not a professional painter and he can help you choose the appropriate paint reducers and hardeners. Also, if you are on a budget like myself and cant afford a expensive variable speed buffer, go to Harbor Freight and get the $30 one from them. I have a coupon code that they sent me when I ordered mine that you can have If you email me. I guess my overall advice would be to take your time. If you rush I can almost guarantee that you'll get a shitty paint job.
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Last edited by fatal1; 12-20-2006 at 03:43 PM.