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Hey all,

Looking for advice from anyone who has resprayed a bike frame, subframe and swingarm using rattle spraycans.

Im looking to do this work on my 98 ZX6R that Im rebuilding.

Specifically, Id like to know rough guides on how many cans of primer, paint and clearcoat lacquer I should budget for.

Any advice on techniques and prep work would also be useful.

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Powder coat the frame. Too much work involved getting it stripped down. Shouldn't cost you much, and you'll be happy you did. Just my two cents


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I was looking at powdercoat by my local shop has a 2 week backlog.

This 6R rebuild is holding up my 10R race bike build :)

I was going to sand the metal with a sander but not back to metal as thats not required.

Heat metal and spray the primer and let settle.

Then start applying paint coats same way.

Then lacquer and leave for 48 hrs.

What I really want is a guide on number of cans as I dont want to run out mid job. Having too many is ok as I may add a few top coats to my GSXR 1000 frame before selling.
 

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I have done this a few times. You will need twice as much paint as primer as a general rule. Are you painting the inside and outside of the frame, or just the outside? If outside only, I would get 6-8 cans of paint and 3-4 cans of primer. You can always make a run to the hardware store while a coat is drying. But the best thing to do is have it powered coated. Will look mucho bettero.
 

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Rattle canned my entire track bike. I sprayed my frame with Dupli Color Pearl Metallic Black. Its a Mazda factory color. The swing arm is Krylon Hammered black. The body is flat black and flat white. The black has a satin clear coat sprayed over it. I sprayed the engine with black engine paint. It all turned out really well and as far as prep work goes I just lightly sanded everything. Wiped down with a degreaser, then wiped again generously with isopropyl alcohol and sprayed. I know its not a high dollar pro job but I was really thinking if I bin this thing I want it to be easily and inexpensively repairable.
 

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Thanks for the advice all.

Yeah obijack will be doing inside frame as well.

So you reckon 10 cans of paint and 6 each of primer and lacquer? Thats a little high but I dont mind having extra.

I cant easily run to the shops to buy more as I live in a little village with nothing around for miles.

or10r nice looking work. How many cans of each type did you use?

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Thanks for the advice all.

Yeah obijack will be doing inside frame as well.

So you reckon 10 cans of paint and 6 each of primer and lacquer? Thats a little high but I dont mind having extra.

I cant easily run to the shops to buy more as I live in a little village with nothing around for miles.

or10r nice looking work. How many cans of each type did you use?

Cheers all.
Swing arm 1 can
Frame 2 cans
Engine 1 can
Black body 5 cans of black, 4 of clear
white body 4 cans
 

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Or10r that's a Shi.load of can shaking!I would throw all the cans in a tumble dryer on cool for 5 minutes!bike is looking sweet also mate


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Hours using that hand motion!hours?whats the most sensitive part of your body while your masturbating?...........................
Your ears!listening for someone that might catch you


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I did a frame for a gen1, used the color rite Flat Stoic Black (factory color). light sanding then black primer for better coverage of top coat. Used two cans of color rite for the frame and swing arm. Still looks like a factory frame 6 years later.

Didn't have to pull the frame off, just took off all the plastics and masked off the motor and went to town. I did remove the swing arm for prep and paint since it was pretty easy.

http://www.colorrite.com/wizardresults.cfm
 
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