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Painting a Superhawk, need some advice

Old 03-18-2014, 06:30 AM
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Painting a Superhawk, need some advice

Hey guys, just picked up a Superhawk the other day that has been down (looks like at least twice). Body panels have been repaired, and I'm hoping to get some paint on it before the riding season starts, which could be a while up here in the UP of Michigan. My last bike I used duplicolor for the base and spraymax 2k for the clear. Turned out great I think. This time, I am going to use a paint gun and do it right though. I haven't quite decided on a color yet, but I'm thinking Tangelo Pearl by House of Kolor or something similar. I think it would look awesome with a few of the black Honda graphics. Has anyone painted their own bike this way, and how much paint should I be getting? I was thinking:
1/2 qt Tangelo Base Pearl
1 qt Clear
1 qt reducer
1/2 qt catalyst

I have to make sure I have the right reducers and such, but mostly I'm looking for advice on the clear and base. I don't want to end up with not enough. 1/2 qt base will make 1qt sprayable, which I think should be more than enough. And a quart of clear should be good for at least 3 coats I think?

Thanks guys!

This is how my last bike turned out with duplicolor under Spraymax:
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:24 AM
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As an update, I talked to the local paint store, and they sell PPG. I talked to the guy there, and he recommended 1/2 pint of base for just painting the fairings and tank. Reduces down to 1 pint sprayable. To do an orange pearl tri coat, would be about $300 from them to get all the clear and reducers needed.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:36 AM
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For my superhawk i used 5 spray can of 400ml each for the color ans about 4 spraycan of 2k clearcoat for full fairings.
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