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Old 09-04-2004, 08:49 PM
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??? about HOK paint job

I am planning out my paint job for my motorcycle and I have a few questions. I haven't painted in about 12 years and I am relearning everything as I go.

Here are the basics of the project:

I have a total of 13 pieces that need to be painted.
They consist of one steel, one fiberglass, three previously painted ABS plastic, five "chromed" ABS plastic, and three raw polypropylene.

I have chosen to use House of Kolor Products. My choice was made purely on reputation, I have no experience with the modern finishes to draw from.

I'm comfortable with the prep of the steel, previously painted plastic, and fiberglass. My first question is about the raw ABS(I am sanding the "chrome" off), and the polypropylene. The HOK tech line advised me to sand the plastic to 500 or 600. Use their adhesion promoter, followed by KS11 sealer. So far so good. Then I realized that I have some pinholes that I would like to fill. The problem is that the KS11 is not supposed to be applied over any filler. Does anyone know of a spot putty that is safe to use under KS11? Or can I use the KS11 as a primer? Does it have enough build to fill some small holes?

Has anyone ever used PC5, prism pearl blue? What I would like to know is how does it take to shading in the base coat? If I shade black to white as a base, will the pearl graduate correctly, or will it be muddy over the gray area? Am I better off going with a Kandy, or should I just stick to solid base if I want to keep the pearl? This is going to be for my larger tape-out area.

Should I use the Maguire's system, or the 3M for my final polish?
Several of my pieces are small, with compound curves, and I'm worried about burning through my finish. What can I do do get into these tight spots? I believe that both manufacturers recommend using a foam pad for polishing, does anyone make a small one? Or can I get away with using a cloth or felt buff at low rpms?

Any and all input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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Old 09-07-2004, 04:58 PM
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Hey Mag, 3-m does make a "mini"buff wheel setup that because of it's small diameter it handels amazingly well in tight spots. Same burn through rules apply however . .http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthr...6881#post26881


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Thank you Milo, I'll check it out. Looks to be just what I need.

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