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Re: painting the front fender

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:42 am
by Magic Wand
Hi 'Striff'!

What is release agent? Something originally on the plastic from factory? But... in that case, one shouldn't be able to remove it using warm soapy water and Scotch brite... right?
Do you mean pollutants get stuck in the plastic, and has to be removed?

I know that plastic primer is available in spray can, but that isn't 2 k, is it? If painting with 2 k paint, you need 2 k primer as well (I believe).
I guess one need to know what kind of plastic it is in the fender to get the right primer. Urethan plastic is common in 'soft plastics' as I understand.

The front fender is flexing quite much during driving is my believe, and I've also got the information that one needs to use flex aid in the paint, not to let the paint crack and flake off.

/M

Re: painting the front fender

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:56 am
by Striff
Release agent is what they use in the manufacturing process.
Its what prevents the mould sticking to the object it is making.

Residue is left, warm soapy water does remove this, you can of course by a named product instead.

Plastic primer, you don't need a 2pac plastic primer (if they make such a thing).
Remember that plastic primer is basically an adhesion promoter for plastic, it is not a primer/ primer filler in the traditional sense.
You don't sand plastic primer.

Hope this makes sense.
Cheers

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Re: painting the front fender

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm
by Magic Wand
Thanks 'Striff'!

I've learned somehing new today as well :-)

I think I better give the plastics to a professional painter. I'm not able to make it on my own.

/M

Re: painting the front fender

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:32 am
by Striff
Magic Wand wrote:Thanks 'Striff'!

I've learned somehing new today as well :-)

I think I better give the plastics to a professional painter. I'm not able to make it on my own.

/M
Hey mate, of you follow my suggestions your should be fine .

But if you can get a pro to do it at a reasonable price then I would go that way.

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Re: painting the front fender

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:31 pm
by Magic Wand
Yes, I'm sure it would be great following your procedure!

But honestly, it's too much of work for me, because I also have to check the stering head tapered roller bearings, put new parts in the front suspension and replace the oil, put new seals in the Brembo calipers and some other stuff too :-) I don't have limited time, so... :)

Luckely I got in contact to a professional painter, and the other day I handed him the plastics; fuel tank, front fender, the head light mask, the 2 plastic mask spoiler and also the side covers (close to silencer/seat). 7 pieces.

(I painted the 'extra wheels' yesterday night, but that's another story ;-) )

/M

Re: painting the front fender

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:59 pm
by oldgrizz
detro996 wrote:Has anyone else done this to their front fender ? I'm a newbie and a hobbiest painter and that was the first thing I did to her after we got home. Any opinions
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Damn that looks great. Send some pics to KTM and maybe they will follow your idea. Really looks nice.

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