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Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by liverpool_f_ on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 11:31 am

My bike looks super scrappy and I want to repaint a lot of the surfaces to make it a bit more presentable. I want to do the side engine covers (iron?), the plastic sprocket cover (acrylic?) and the foot peg hangars (aluminium?) Since they are all the same colour can anyone recommend a primer and paint that is durable, cost effective and capable of doing all 3 surfaces? I think rattle cans are the way to go.

Any thoughts welcome
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 11:58 am

I've been wanting the silver paint code for ages to respray some of my stuff too! It isn't listed on the cb500-wiki.de though
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Post by liverpool_f_ on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 12:10 pm

I am not too concerned about the matching of it. Mine has been paint fairly badly by the previous owner already so the exact paint won't match too close anyway. I am more worried about the paint taking correctly and being durable
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 1:18 pm

I used some of that silver spray paint you get in the pound shop at Christmas... not the best match for the original paint colour but hey, it looked better afterwards Smile I used it on my side covers (which are made of aluminium btw) - they weren't sanded back to the metal (there's no point), just cleaned a bit, lightly sanded and degreased.

PJ1 'fast black' is quite good if you want black. Other people have used BBQ paint.

Halfords do some silver things, I can't tell you which would be best:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/specialist-decorative-paints/halfords-enamel-high-temperature-spray-paint-aluminium-300ml

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/specialist-decorative-paints/halfords-very-high-temperature-aluminium-paint-300ml

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/specialist-decorative-paints/halfords-engine-enamel-aluminium
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 2:53 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:PJ1 'fast black' is quite good if you want black.  Other people have used BBQ paint.

That's what I was going to say, ill add that it doesn't fair well though if you get petrol on it though.....

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Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 4:39 pm

@jerryfudd wrote:
@eternally_troubled wrote:PJ1 'fast black' is quite good if you want black.  Other people have used BBQ paint.


That's what I was going to say, ill add that it doesn't fair well though if you get petrol on it though.....

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I'm not convinced that there's any easily applied paint that is really petrol resistant - halfords sell a petrol resistant clear-coat/lacquer for motorcycle tanks if you need that.
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Post by jerryfudd on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 4:41 pm

well that makes me feel better, i didn't apply that lacquer as i wasn't sure how it'd react with the heat.
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by liverpool_f_ on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 5:12 pm

Do you have to consider heat on the stator cover? I didn't think it got that hot
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Post by jerryfudd on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 5:15 pm

@liverpool_f_ wrote:Do you have to consider heat on the stator cover? I didn't think it got that hot

Not really but didn't want to be mix and matching the finishes depending on location plus I liked the satin and didn't want to spoil it by adding a lacquer shine.

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Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 9:37 pm

@liverpool_f_ wrote:Do you have to consider heat on the stator cover? I didn't think it got that hot

Not really; that's why I think my cheapo silver paint was OK ;)
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by liverpool_f_ on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 1:24 pm

Is there need for primer?

Saving on the cost of not buying any would be appreciated but having to take it all apart and do it again would not be worth it! Does el cheapo spray enamel paint take to both plastic and aluminium well?
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by jonny10 on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 5:18 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:I've been wanting the silver paint code for ages to respray some of my stuff too! It isn't listed on the cb500-wiki.de though



Tried this?

http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-gb/shop-paints.php?colourscheme=15910&16654=on


go to RS homepage, just enter make & year of bike
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 5:26 pm

@jonny10 wrote:

@Jameshambleton wrote:I've been wanting the silver paint code for ages to respray some of my stuff too! It isn't listed on the cb500-wiki.de though





Tried this?

http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-gb/shop-paints.php?colourscheme=15910&16654=on


go to RS homepage, just enter make & year of bike

Yeah it doesn't tell you the code. I prefer to get the code and go to halfords and they'll create the paint and it's fairly cheap.
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 16 Feb 2016, 12:56 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:
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@Jameshambleton wrote:I've been wanting the silver paint code for ages to respray some of my stuff too! It isn't listed on the cb500-wiki.de though






Tried this?

http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-gb/shop-paints.php?colourscheme=15910&16654=on


go to RS homepage, just enter make & year of bike


Yeah it doesn't tell you the code. I prefer to get the code and go to halfords and they'll create the paint and it's fairly cheap.

You can get the Honda paint code/colour off the sticker under the seat on your bike - personally I haven't tried getting halfords to make mine, but then my bike is black, so it's easier in that respect.
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 16 Feb 2016, 1:52 pm

The sticker under the seat only tells you the body work paint colour not the engine paint colour. I know the cbf500 and the cb500 basically share an identical engine but not the paint colour.
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Re: Help with selecting versatile paint

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 12:58 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:The sticker under the seat only tells you the body work paint colour not the engine paint colour. I know the cbf500 and the cb500 basically share an identical engine but not the paint colour.

I don't actually think anyone has found out what the official engine colour is...

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