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HardlyDavidso...
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PostPosted: 23:04 - 14 Apr 2019    Post subject: Cheapest paint for fairings? Reply with quote

I'd like some recommendations for something that doesn't just fall off the next day... a week I could live with Smile

I've got some black chassis paint (actually says "chasis satin gloss" on the can!) so frame painting is covered there. This will just be for plastic bits. There's a layer or two of existing paint I can just scotch brite in lieu of undercoat. Just needs to be bargain basement stuff!
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PostPosted: 23:41 - 14 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to a bargain basement then
Simple
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PostPosted: 00:45 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pound world shops do small tins for ?????????

I`ve forgot. Confused
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HardlyDavidso...
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PostPosted: 01:01 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Poundland will do it then that's great Smile
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PostPosted: 06:28 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a decent result - Sand it and wrap it.

If you don't care - Rat it. Matt black from poundland.
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PostPosted: 12:01 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
If you want a decent result - Sand it and wrap it.

If you don't care - Rat it. Matt black from poundland.


Satin black - the thinking man's matt.. Wink
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HardlyDavidso...
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PostPosted: 13:04 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
If you want a decent result - Sand it and wrap it.

If you don't care - Rat it. Matt black from poundland.


Actually that's a good shout: I may do the majority with black rattle cans and get a bit of wrap for the accents just to see how that goes... everyone loves carbon fibre! (Wait... what century is this again?)

Anyhoo, great idea to try things out when the results don't matter so much.
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PostPosted: 18:27 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither cosmetic nor protective? I don't get it. If you're not that bothered about the finish and you're only painting the plastics, why bother?
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PostPosted: 18:45 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the moment it's a mix of faded black, faded silver, badly painted silver and shitty stickers - it's just an eyesore. I just want it to look reasonable... at least at a distance.
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PostPosted: 19:04 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

HardlyDavidson wrote:
At the moment it's a mix of faded black, faded silver, badly painted silver and shitty stickers - it's just an eyesore. I just want it to look reasonable... at least at a distance.

Rat it and stop caring, ride it instead.It's just a Keeway Ultralight IIRC.
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PostPosted: 21:56 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just Googled what it is. I'd paint it with fire.

As others have said - rat it. To me they look half ratted anyway!
I'd honestly just be painting it with anything spare I had lying around.
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PostPosted: 22:03 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

A poor spray job will look awful. I should know, I'm unbelievably shit at spray painting.

If you want it to look so shit its vaguely cool, use hammerite and a brush.
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HardlyDavidso...
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PostPosted: 22:05 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, the Superlight's paint is fine. This is something else...
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PostPosted: 22:07 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

B&Q Trade Emulsion that you have 1/4 of a tin left over from when you did your Mum-in-Law's living room three years ago.

There is no simple answer to this question.

What would you like the paint to do?
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PostPosted: 23:04 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:

Rat it and stop caring, ride it instead.It's just a Keeway Ultralight IIRC.


Waooh I followed one of these today, a 68 plate. I looked to see what it was as the back wheel looked about to collapse - wobbling about everywhere - I would have flagged the guy but I was in a car. Bearing shot or forgotten to tighten up the axle I don't know...I though it was bigger than 125 until I saw the L plates
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PostPosted: 23:25 - 15 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the size is deceptive. I shall make a mental note to kick the rear tyre before I go out on it next Smile
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PostPosted: 13:12 - 16 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've regularly used Hammerite and Halfords paints on my bikes - paintbrushed the former and sprayed the latter.

Both have always been excellent and don't cost much.

Hammerite black was excellent on a swing arm and front stanchions, even painted on with a brush, it came out very smooth and even - looked great. Used their high-temp black on a radiator, too - also very good.

Halfords spray I use for general touch-ups, such as when a bike scraped down the road, grinding along the engine cover - quick rub-down, spray with Halford's black and it was fine - no-one ever noticed the job.
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