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    Painting Fairings

    How do you paint the plastic fairings without the previous coats of paint reacting with the new paint and bubbling up? I had a terrible time last time I did some, and I'm going to be doing some more soon.

    Is there a special primer I should be using or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TygerTung View Post
    How do you paint the plastic fairings without the previous coats of paint reacting with the new paint and bubbling up? I had a terrible time last time I did some, and I'm going to be doing some more soon.

    Is there a special primer I should be using or something?

    Cheers,

    Sam
    Go to a proper automotive paint supplier, talk to them about a sealing primer/plasticised paint, that will stop the paint reaction and allow your new paint to move with your parts, so they don't simply crack and peel off, it is doable, usually done by a professional in controlled conditions (IE: Paint booth)
    Check the label on the paint, so contain isocyanate, not pretty if you are breathing it while painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    Go to a proper automotive paint supplier, talk to them about a sealing primer/plasticised paint, that will stop the paint reaction and allow your new paint to move with your parts, so they don't simply crack and peel off, it is doable, usually done by a professional in controlled conditions (IE: Paint booth)
    Check the label on the paint, so contain isocyanate, not pretty if you are breathing it while painting.
    Resene Automotive was very helpful. They suggested lacquer for my CB550 orange touch up paint. Excellent service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TygerTung View Post
    How do you paint the plastic fairings without the previous coats of paint reacting with the new paint and bubbling up? I had a terrible time last time I did some, and I'm going to be doing some more soon.

    Is there a special primer I should be using or something?

    Cheers,

    Sam
    fibreglass, plastic, aluminium?

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    Plastic. I haven't had such problems with aluminium or fibreglass.
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    hey ya old bastard... been a long time since I seen this name, hope alls well man
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    Quote Originally Posted by TygerTung View Post
    Plastic. I haven't had such problems with aluminium or fibreglass.
    what sort of plastic, there are more than one type

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