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Discussion in 'MUSCLE BIKE BUILD OFF 2013' started by CRASH, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. CRASH

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    Did I tell you I got the chain guard chromed? Well, I did. Sanded the part that's getting paint so the etch will dig in. Tomorrow will be filler and primer... after I get the booth build.

    I had an epiphany! I was going to build the booth where my "shop" is in the 3rd car stall in my garage, but wasn't sure how I was going to do it. Tonight while working I realized I could use our storage rack where my wife parks. From the ceiling I build a wooden frame above where the van sits where we put stuff. I could staple the plastic all around and above, put down a drop cloth, and BAM! I've got booth! That will happen in the morning.
    Question: Whats the best "thing" to use to hang parts from to paint? String? Coat hangers? Chicken wire? Something else?
     
  2. LukeTheJoker

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    I use coat hangers, it can be bent and holds its shape better so you have a better chance of getting parts exactly where you want them. Love the paint booth idea! Here is my Australian Hills Hoist paint booth:

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    Only works in summer though... ;)

    Luke.
     
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  3. CRASH

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    I gotta put a portable heater in there to heat it up. It's only mid-40's right now.
     
  4. c1run1

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    Crash I use a dewalt 10,000 rpm hand held with the wire wheel and that rips paint right off . Other then that I use the media blaster around the corner when I have extra cash laying around .
     
  5. kingfish254

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    Hey Luke,
    Doesn't your air hose get wrapped around the post and your clothesline spins around? :p
     
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  6. CRASH

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    My first try at filler didn't work so well. And when I put the primer on, it was painfully apparent how bad I had done. It's important because where I had spread the frame there were dents. And where I had removed the cable guides there were indents in the frame. So I have to get this right.
    After my first coat of build primer I ran out. So I took a moment to bring out the frame and try again. My second attempt went a lot better, as you can hopefully see. The key was in how I was sanding. I went a lot softer the second time, and used the paper wrapped around the tube to make the shape.

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    So threw the frame back in the booth and shot two more coats of build primer. It's going to set overnight. Tomorrow... paint.

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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking good Crash! How are the fumes in the house going?

    Luke.
     
  8. CRASH

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    They aren't too bad. After I spray, I open up all the garage doors and turn on my hurricane fan to blow out the fumes. But I can only do it for a few minutes because I don't want to cool down the booth too much to help speed the curing.
     
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  9. nito900rr

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    Looking real good Crash! If the fumes get bad inside of your booth, they sell paint respirators at Harbor Freight pretty darn cheap.

    Nito
     
  10. CRASH

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    That's exactly what I'm using. There is no way I'd be in there without a respirator. Yikes!
     
  11. nito900rr

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    Awesome idea on the booth btw. You'll see a big difference in the outcome. Your body work looked pretty good for a first timer also.

    Nito
     
  12. CRASH

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    Shot the silver, went on fine. Shot 2 coats of the green and noticed some fish eyes forming. (I had ask a friend what they were) I guess the only way to fix them is to let it dry for a day, lightly sand down the fish eyes, and reshoot over them.

    So... they puts me further back. Plus the problems with my other build... I may not make it.
     
  13. LukeTheJoker

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    Fighting you all the way Crash! Don't give up, looking forward to the miraculous touchdown at the last second!

    Luke.
     
  14. CRASH

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    Well FML. If it's not one thing it's another. I was polishing parts on my buffing wheel. I was working the Schwinn double clamp that the muscle bikes with the stick shifters need. Well, it caught the edge and flew. I searched for an hour... never found it. I'll have to hunt another one down, but unless it jumps out at me in the morning, I won't have that clamp on the build. ugh
     
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    Oh man, peeled the tape off the chain guard and made a finger print. It's still a little soft after 24 hours. I hope it hardens up enough to build in the morning.
     
  16. LukeTheJoker

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    Oh, man!

    :confused:

    What else can go wrong in the next 22 hours?

    Luke.
     
  17. LukeTheJoker

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    I would keep the frames in front of a heater or fan or something to give them the best chance...

    Luke.
     
  18. mikeeebikey

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    [quote00rr, post: 774501, member: 17705"]Looking real good Crash! If the fumes get bad inside of your booth, they sell paint respirators at Harbor Freight pretty darn cheap.

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    Use a respirator!
    Make sure to give the frame and paint time to warm up, I kept them inside when I lived in the frozen north tundra.
     
  19. CRASH

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    All finished, for the most part. I have a couple little issues to deal with, like lowering the seat. lol It was guess work, and I went way to high with it. But I have to take the rear wheel off to bring it down. I'll let the paint cure for a week or two, then tackle the small issues I have, then enjoy it!

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  20. kingfish254

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    Beautiful classic look!
    BRAVO!
     

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