How do you prep a motorcycle tank for painting?

How do you clear coat a motorcycle tank?

Spray three to four clear coats of paint on to the gas tank, keeping the coats thin enough so that the paint doesn’t run. Hold the sprayer 6 to 8 inches from the surface and move it from left to right, not up and down. Let the paint dry for five minutes between coats.

How much paint do I need to paint a motorcycle tank?

Your Standard Cruiser would take about 1 Quart to paint, but take a look below for a more thorough breakdown part by part: Tank: 2-3 12oz Aerosol Spray Can / 1 pint. Fender: 2 12oz Aerosol Spray Cans for rear, 1 12oz Aerosol Spray Can for front / 1 pint for both.

How do you paint a motorcycle gas tank?

Quick process overview

  1. Remove Gas Tank.
  2. Remove Old Paint or Rust.
  3. Make it Smooth…
  4. Bringing on Primer Coats.
  5. Bringing on Color Coats.
  6. Finish with Clear Coat.

What kind of paint do you use on a motorcycle gas tank?

The best paint to use on a motorcycle gas tank is Dupli-Color aerosol spray paint. It has proven to give the best results as well as doesn’t show spray lines, it’s easy to use, and costs much less than an HVLP paint sprayer and accommodating equipment.

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How do you wet sand clear coat?

To sand a clear coat, start by soaking some sandpaper in water for 1 hour to soften the edges so they don’t scratch the coat. While that’s soaking, wash and dry your car so the clear coat is fully exposed. Then, wrap a sheet of the wet sandpaper around a sanding block and sand your car in small sections.

Where do I find my motorcycle paint code?

To get the paint code you need to know the correct name of the paint given by the manufacturer. Then using that name you can search for the paint code by using online VIN decoders, contacting your local automotive paint supply store, searching online forums, and as a last resort you can try to contact the manufacturer.