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1Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty K100 RS Re-spray Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:41 pm

Paul

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Just wanted to let you know my experience and the outcome of my K100 Paint Job. If it is of any interest I used one litre each of primer-filler, Basecoat and Clear coat the primer and clear were a 2 pack system. Initially I found it difficult to find a supplier prepared to sell to me, a non-professional. Did eventually, materials cost £150.00
including a 3m Respirator half mask, the technical data will tell you to use a full face visor with independent air supply,as the paint contains toxic Isocyanates ,check this out for yourself as there are dangers.
I used a ABAC 3hp compressor and added a filter to catch contaminates water and oil which you definitely don't want in your paint. the gun was a cheap Clarks suction fed model with 1.4 nozzle, have to say it produced a very smooth finish @ 40psi. Next time will invest in a decent, used DeVilbiss.
Preparation of panels is key and a good range of wet and dry paper, i used grits 240,400,600,1500,& 2000 ,any chip,dent, oil and grease mark is going to cause problems or look bad on fresh paint if not properly dealt with and will involve a lot more work to correct after painting the primer will deal with very minor scratches.
Mixing; Primer 4 paint -1 hardener with 10% thinners apply 2 or 3 coats, this covers and levels off well. Basecoat 3 paint -1 thinners ( I used a good thinners here which I also used to clean the gun) applied 3 coats allowed drying between coats which I finally flattened with 1500 grit paper, I've read this can knock out the metallic but worked ok for me, finally Clearcoat 3 -1 with 10-15% thinners also minimum 3 coats ( Ist coat thin and allowed about 20 mins drying for better adhesion of following coats and reduced risk of runs. for final finish I used 2000 grit followed by Rubbing compound and finally a quality wax polish. I got a lot of pleasure out of this project, and the satisfaction is enormous. This is most of the stuff I wanted to know when I started so hope this offers some help

    

2Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:03 am

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Hi Paul,
Great to hear of your success I recall the first job I ever did which was to spray a fibreglass kit car I had built which was a Mini Jem. Got a great result but like yourself taking time is the crucial together with preparation and dedication to perfection. Practice certainly makes perfect. I am sure lots of us will benefit from your tips here.
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K-BIKE

    

3Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:48 am

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any chance of getting some before and after pics, really liked the info! b

    

4Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:25 pm

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Hi Bruce
I'll do this now my bike is back in one piece
Thanks

    

5Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty great job Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:49 am

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could do with your expetise i have a 1987 model k100 in need of respray jobs yours, K100 RS Re-spray Icon_biggrin if you want it he he. i,m not that good at this type of thing so if interested then mail me

    

6Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:11 pm

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Hey Les !
I'd forget a respray for now mate
cos judging by your avatar, it looks like your bike has a nasty oil leak
You want to get that seen to sharpish !! K100 RS Re-spray Icon_lol

    

7Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:32 am

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no oil leak ? but thanks for your comment hower strange it maybe

    

8Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:27 am

reg_K100RS

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Shadow?
underneath?
could be Oil?

geddit?

eh?

Joke?

eh?

no?

Sheesh! tough room

    

9Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:01 pm

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@Bruce wrote:any chance of getting some before and after pics, really liked the info! b

Hi Bruce
I've been a bit slow getting back to you with my before and after pics. With only 10k on the clock the bike was looking a bit beaten up largely due petrol which had eaten into the tank and weathering whilst it stood unused for more than 10 years.
Cheers
Paul

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10Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:55 pm

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Excellent job you should be very proud of yourself!
Regards,
K-BIKE

    

11Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:07 pm

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Wow! Spot on paint job!


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12Back to top Go down   K100 RS Re-spray Empty Re: K100 RS Re-spray Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:27 pm

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@reg_K100RS wrote:Shadow?
underneath?
could be Oil?

geddit?

eh?

Joke?

eh?

no?

Sheesh! tough room
Smile not really Smile
a word of advise : never joke about THE BIKE Smile

Also, never mention the "H" word or joke about northern hemisphere's inability to play rugby ... that one got my thread locked... just kidding... we do have sense of humour Smile


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05/1986 (K55) K100RS Motorsport (Europe), Production Code: 0503, 110k km, VIN:0140519 (SOLD)
1976 Honda Goldwing GL1000 (naked)
1997 BMW K1200RS red, VIN: WB10544A1VZA22667
    

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