Painting motorbike fairing

  1. spencer burrows New Member

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    Hi, i have just sprayed a motorbike fairing and the cellulose paint went on ok, but there seems to be bits in finish. I am a DIYer by the way. I used a small compressor and used a moisture/water trap before gun. Can anyone advise me on this as for my first time it is okay apart from these tiny bits. What has caused this and how do i get them out?
     
  2. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    Where did you do the spraying? This time of year the air's full of dust, pollen, bugs, you name it! If you spray indoors (garage etc.) it's worth hoovering then damping down to hold dust from being kicked up, there's a reason the pros have fancy spray booths and spacesuits...

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
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  3. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Let the paint cure for a week or two and wet sand it with fine sandpaper, then use rubbing compound and it should be like a mirror.
     
  4. spencer burrows New Member

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    would the compressor have something to do with it?
     
  5. spencer burrows New Member

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    wet sand with 1000, 1500, 2000 and 3000 grit? what rubbing compound would you suggest? would lacquering it with 1k acrylic be any good.
     
  6. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Did you filter the paint before it went into the gun?
     
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  7. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Clarify. Are these bits in it or on it.
    Nick
     
  8. Slowcoach Member

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    Did you use tak rags immediately before applying the topcoat.
     
  9. steveo3002 Member

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    unless youre in a mint condition spray booth its likley you will get specs of dust in the paint

    as said wet sand it with fine papers and polish it , should look ok , if not repaint it and try to be cleaner next time
     
  10. bert Member

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    Even in a propper booth swept out new filters and with the floor wet I still get dust in my paint jobs.

    For flatting after the paint has hardened I start with 2000 grit to take off any high parts or orange peel and then use a 3000 grit trizac disk then a 6000 grit trizac before machine polishing.

    I put at least 3 good coats on so I know there is enough thickness to cut it back.
     
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