or a dolly.
Hey bro don't even worry about the blue matching your tank, I'm in the process of also painting my track fairings, have a thread with some color designs I had in mind. I bought the blue from Home Depot. The way I see it when your on the track most of your body is gonna be covering the tank. Like said above though for it to come out good its takes alot of patience and prep work. I bought a set of used fairings that were lowsided, I fiberglassed the cracks and used primer filler and did alot of sanding and so far its looking good I'll get some pics up once done, my lowers are done and will post some pics tomorrow. Here is my post http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129172That's looking real good ASTEBBS.
AGG2001: I actually picked up the Valspar Royal Blue, as the Blue seemed too light. I might test it out on a small part of the bodywork to see how it comes out.
QFT:^^^^^^^^^^^^^Yeah, Ive done a couple sets.... each better than the last.
As for a paint booth, being that I work for CARB and home paint booths are largely illegal here in CA...I cant specifically tell you how to do it, but if you were so inclined, or lived in another state..... :sing
You might want to make a modular setup that can be taken apart for future use (and easy space saving storage and the ability to let people borrow it).
Parts needed.... 2x4s for structure, 2-3 of those home depot flood lights for adequate lighting, two box fans, a couple home heater air filters, lots of heavy duty plastic for walls, staple gun for mounting plastic walls, a couple rolls of duct tape, and a few feet of stick on velcro for a door closure. You will also want to have a water source for rinsing parts. I used a hand pump garden sprayer and DISTILLED water to make sure that the water you use doesnt drop contaminants.
You need a frame, making sure to have enough room to work and walk around anything you may paint. I suggest using 2x4s to construct such a structure, including a roof. I hang the lights from the 2x4 ceiling so they wont fall and the cords run out the top. Cover the entire frame with heavy duty plastic, making sure to leave yourself a door. SEAL EVERY SINGLE AREA WITH DUCT TAPE...around the walls, staples, light cords, corners, etc. Any area air can get in will allow dirt to get in and fcuk up your paint.
For the door closure, I use a few feet of stick on velcro so I can open and close the door adequately. I also use the thick painters tape (blue) on the inside around the door seal once I am inside, so make sure you have everything you need before you seal yourself in.
You will be mounting the air filter on the roof, making absolutely sure to tape off any areas around it so any air entering through this inlet is filtered. Also, you should mount the fans on the bottom of two walls blowing out so it sucks the air out of the booth from top to bottom, creating a downdraft that pulls any dirt in the air toward the bottom. I go so far as to lightly wet the the plastic floor of the booth to keep dust down. Also, SEAL OFF THE FANS TO THE WALLS and unless you want to have paint dust all over everything near your booth, you should put adequately sized air filters on the fans on the inside of the booth to catch paint particles.
I used door hinges on the four walls so I could easily remove the pins and collapse the booth. Its not cheap to build, so I suggest that you get a few people in on it to help offset the cost, but the results are MUCH better.
Also, the larger the booth you build the more fans and inlets you will need. You want a nice light down drafted breeze in there.