Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I bought my 00 r6 but the owner tried to repaint it without taking off the old paint hence the paint job looks bad. :roll: :idea: I am trying to save a couple of dollars, so why not try to do it myself. Are the any tips that anyone can give besides getting it done professionally:?: ex whay kind of paint or gloss is recommended etc.. Also what kind of paint remover I can use that will not hurt the plastics of the bike :?: Any input would be appreciated.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
836 Posts
I can't imagine it is that much different that doing a car...

I would sand off as much paint as you possibly can, try to get down to where the factory primer is just starting to show through. Be sure to use a dual-action orbital sander so you don't wear a pattern into the plastic.

After that, it is time for wet sanding. If you have never done this... it takes a lot of patience. After you are done wet sanding, hit it with a tack cloth to get rid of any lingering dust, and then shoot the primer. Make sure to do it as lightly and evenly as possible. DO NOT spray too much on there... just enough to cover it completely.

Wet sand again with a finer grit, just to smooth everything out... then another round like above, followed with another round of wet sanding.

Then you get to repeat the above at least twice using the actual paint. You will have to add a flexing agent to the paint for the plastics, but the supply shop will be able to help you with that.

After you have wet sanded down your final coat of color. Clear coat time. Light and easy, full coverage. Let cure for a week, then hit it with the polisher.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
490 Posts
Why would not taking off the old paint result in a bad job?
When i'm painting, it's great to have the old paint there as a base... unless it's all cracked up and shit... What's the matter with the paint job the owner put on it? Is it full of dirt?
DON'T go at it with paint stripper! Sand it down till all the pebble(roughness) is gone... you know this when the gloss is totally off the old finish... Strip off the decal... a hair dryer will help with this process...
Go to your local Auto store and get some Urethane a couple of quarts will be plenty to do bike plastic... get the proper hardener and thinner for it... they will tell you the right stuff to use... I reccommend Dupont or PPG or some other brand name paint...
After you have it all sanded, you'll likely start with a 220 grit sand paper and work your way up to 400...
Next take your paint and plastic to a local body shop... they won't charge you very much to just paint the plastic. You've done all the work. It's the prep work that makes professional spray jobs so much money... and!! It will be sweet when it's done! The chances of you getting a factory job yourself is very slim... Not trying to sound like a prick or anything... it's just the truth... To get the factory finish you should be looking for take professional spray booths.
Just something to think about...

Alden
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top