trying my hand at rattle can painting

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by freebyrd, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. freebyrd

    freebyrd Member

    doing my horn and my air cleaer cover gloss black to match the rest of the bike i i cleaned it up real good then ruffed it up a bit with some steel wool and light sandpaper and shot two coats of primer to start with
  2. YmmitHD

    YmmitHD Active Member

    post some pics so we can see how it turned out.
  3. Sheepdogmarine

    Sheepdogmarine Active Member

    It should turn out well.

    I did my golf cart with spray paint and it turned out pretty good. Just have a can of clear ready. I gave it about twenty minutes between coats. Went from four coats of black to 4-5 coats of clear. I had to let it dry for about two days as it became cloudy, which it said it would on the can. Finally all of the cloudiness went away.

    I wet sanded it with 600, then 1000, then 1200, the buffed it and it really turned out nice. I have a friend who paints for a living and said I could not paint it with spray cans so I was on a quest to prove him wrong. It turned out really well for my first paint job. Should be a lot more manageable with smaller parts.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.