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Clearcoat

Postby Bas » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:02 pm

Hello,

Does someone know what clearcoat to use to get the super glossy look like the original. I just finished with the left rear panel and I'm not completely satisfied the way it looks right now.

Thanks!

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Postby Notteryd » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:56 am

Hi
You will find the correct clear coat here www.rsbikepaint.com.
It´s important that the temperature isn´t to low when you paint it, if so it is difficult to get the right finnish, somewhere around 25 degrees celcius.
/Magnus

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Postby 24c » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:09 am

I have just clear coated some sandblasted scooter wheels, which I base coated with a silver zinc primer, and the lacquer turned out very glossy.

Magnus is right about the temperature, but if you are drying without infra red or lamps, you need to maintain a good 20ºC for the first few hours.

The paint factors near me stock ready made 400ml cans of 1K for less than 10 Euros. I wouldn't use 2K, as it's not good for you, and some water based acrylic lacquers can yellow without proper heating.
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing


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