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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:19 pm 
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nobrakes71 wrote:
nice!


Thank you.

Painting is almost finished:
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:43 am 
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Finished. Hope you like it.

Maybe it needs now some black clinchers...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Thats awesome!

I have a 2013 Red Tarmac Expert and would LOVE to repaint it like that, although possibly in a matte blue or green.

Can you write out your process? Specifically, how did you sand (what grits, etc). and how did u paint?

Thanks and great work.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Thank you very much.

I started sanding an small area to find out the thickness of the red and white painting. The white one was a thin layer but the red one and clear coat were very thick layers so I went to my local hardware shop and asked for a non carbon agressive paint stripper; once the red painting was gone I started sanding the whole frame -400 grit-.

Then came no less than 20 hours sanding with 800 grit sanding paper first and 1200 water sanding paper later. Finished it with this 3M sandblaster:
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I cleaned the frame with acetone and applied three layers of black matte UV resistant spray painting. Used this one which is intended for graffitti purposes:
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It leaves an uniform surface but a bit raspy. Best of all is that there´s no dripping.

Then I applied a black glossy layer in the logo areas and put the vinyl stickers - high quality vinyl; got the vectorized logos at http://www.brandsoftheworld.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; -" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and applied another black matte layer. Took off the stickers with a razor blade trying not to scratch the painting and I was done.

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I didn´t applied a clear coat layer but it can be done if you wish to.


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