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Old 05-23-2011, 12:38 PM
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Hi folks I'm new here, not really a Hotrodder but I found this to be a great site for painting info.
I am repainting my motorcycle a 77 Moto Guzzi LeMan's, with the BuB pipes it sounds like a hot rod so maybe I'm okay here. I haven't sprayed anything in years but I knew I wanted single stage urethane so I could wet sand and buff out my mistakes. So I tell the counter guy I want a good easy to use urethane, and he gives be the Limco 1234 urathane. I shoot my parts and of course there are some runs and orange peel, I wait a couple of days and start wet sanding going form 400 on the runs and ending up with 2000. When I get done with the 2000 my finish is still flat and dull so I buff it out with a wool pad and 3m micro polish and I get kind of a dull shine,no where near the gloss I had before I started wet sanding. *** as the youngsters say. I call where I got the paint and the counter guy tells me you can not sand it, if you want to you have to wait 2 months. So is this paint not really a urethane? I thought with a catalyst hardener you should be able to sand and polish. I'm not happy.

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What mixing ratio did you use?
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8 1 4, so 4oz 1/2oz 2oz

The Limco Tech I talked to said I could sand with in 48 hours but to be carefull because it is soft. Of course that is what I did and it is not glossy.
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That is the correct mixing ratio, so that's not the problem.

From what I see this Limco is a cheap general use product not to be used for what we like to do. My advise is to buy a decent product made for the purpose you're using it for. It's a bike, how much paint do you need?
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:20 PM
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Well at least it's good practice.
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What brands doe's your jobber carry? Maybe I can recommend something more appropriete to use based on their availability.
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I went bc/cc exactly for the reason that single stage does not shine like I wanted on my bike..If it was mine and I needed to fix that problem I would order a quart of universal clear from SPI and clear coat the parts. I know that will be shiny..

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I was thinking of doing that though they said I should wait 2 months.
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It should wash right off with thinner...
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