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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #16 by Neil » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:27 am

Looks like a patch that will keep on working.
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #17 by rcmatt007 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:19 am

my welding skills or not so good.... I don't lay a bead, I make a splatter. the place was dented in and so couldn't just fill the hole. So I rounded off the patch and welded it over. Then painted with grey header paint
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #18 by rcmatt007 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:30 pm

well five months have gone.... there were rides to ride to... and when at home too hot and humid to do anything

Saturday primed several of the pieces. One thing about primer is it makes the rough spots and blemishes stand out. So many of these pieces will also get some sandable primer/filler and some work. Anything you can see or feel now will be there later.

of course, I could just leave the bike primer grey :roll:
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
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"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, carbs on the bench
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #19 by Neil » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:20 am

Depending on the size of the blemish you may want to use a glazing compound cause sandable filler primer can only do so much.

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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #20 by rcmatt007 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:31 am

mostly it is a feathering problem. Some of the OEM parts had more than one layer of paint and then I painted it a couple of times
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
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"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, carbs on the bench
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #21 by duke182 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:05 pm

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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #22 by rcmatt007 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:13 pm

I have a 12 x 16 shed I store all the outside equipment in. I recently added two shop lights and a "attic fan" mounted in one of the windows. as it is some distance fro the house and I did not want to run both the 5 hp compressor and the lights/fan off the same circuit. I have a deep cycle marine battery in the shed and an inverter. I run the lights and fan off that while painting, and then run a charger overnight to the battery. the fan really keeps the fumes out of the work area

the only down side is I have to take most of the stuff out of the shed to paint there....
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #23 by duke182 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:36 pm

Still better than doing it in the open.
As long as you go get a resperator.
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #24 by wingrider » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:02 pm

rcmatt007 wrote:...snip....

the only down side is I have to take most of the stuff out of the shed to paint there....


A few year back, I used the garden shed to paint my little hotrod John Deere 110 garden tractor. The wife was very understanding, but always seems to bring it up when I think about doing something else. It is a great way to have a paint booth! :lol:
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #25 by rcmatt007 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:54 am

a respirator is always an absolute must. the set up of the shed really only allows me to do 4-5 pieces at a time, so I go in and paint, out fairly fast, and automotive paint flashes rather fast, so I can let it continue venting and then exchange the parts. Overnight I recharge the battery. Will get up some pics of the set up this weekend
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, carbs on the bench
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #26 by rcmatt007 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:47 pm

sanded it down, then shot it with a sandable primer which I now I have sanded nearly all off, and reshot with the urethane primer. Then some 1000 wet sanding (smooth as a babys' bottom!) and I think I am ready for the base coat. Hopefully not too cold or raining on Saturday and will get started with the real paint!
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, carbs on the bench
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #27 by Neil » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:53 pm

Progress is a good thing.

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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #28 by rcmatt007 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:05 pm

warmed up enough today (in the 50's) but I got the base coat on half the parts

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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, carbs on the bench
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #29 by Neil » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:31 am

No drips, no runs, no errors, looks good.

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Re: rethinking a 1200

Post #30 by wingrider » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:34 am

Lookin' good! Keep up the good work!
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