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Old 08 May 2004, 12:51 am
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Default Well, painted my BTG Bar...

The finish wasn't great and the surface was scratched and I hated looking at it like that.
So, I painted it gunmetal. Putting on the clear coat now. Hope it holds up well. If not, I'll strip it and powder coat it. I like the look and I'm gonna paint the throttle cable cover the same color.
So far, so good.
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Old 08 May 2004, 02:08 am
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Geez, some people take pictures when they do things like this, and others at least give us little red x's to look at. But noooooo, you gotta just tease us and make us imagine how things look. [V]
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Old 08 May 2004, 03:31 am
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Actually turned out nice.
Hope the paint holds, the bar gets pretty hot.
I'll get pics later today. It's late here...not quite sure why i'm still up.
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Old 08 May 2004, 10:24 am
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Here's some pics.
I blinged a little with the turbo letters on the right side of the bar

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Old 08 May 2004, 10:26 am
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One more from the other side:
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Old 08 May 2004, 02:22 pm
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Wow, that does look nice! Looks like you did just the bar but left the brackets polished? How did you prep it - any fine sanding first and then a primer coat?
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Old 08 May 2004, 05:38 pm
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Adhesion promoter, then primer (3 coats), 400 sand, then 3 coats gunmetal with 3 coats of clearcoat.
Left the underside unpainted.
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Old 08 May 2004, 09:26 pm
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Looks great Redman, I like the Turbo
How long do you have to wait between coats?[:I]
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Old 08 May 2004, 10:49 pm
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I used plasti-kote.
Bulldog was 5-10 b/n coats.
primer was 10 min b/n coats and 45-1 hr before wet sanding.
Paint was about 10-15 min b/n coats.
Clear same deal.
Great night for painting in terms of humidity and temp
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It looks really nice! [?]
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