Post by JerryScript on Jul 21, 2015 17:00:10 GMT -5
My nephew turned 17 last month, so I decided to hand down my beloved 50cc yellow Znen to him. Unfortunately, I am the only one in the family that liked the yellow and black paint, so over the past two days I put a new teal(ish) and black (both with metallic flakes) paint job on it. I ran out of primer, and the store also was out of the primer I started with, so I did a light base coat of the black mettalic paint on the two lighter pieces before applying the teal top coat, which matched up pretty nice in the end. Kept details to a minimum, only using the metallic black on the top of the front fender and accent swooshes on the side panels. My nephew is happy,so I guess I am, though I miss my little yellow bumblebee! Here are a few photos, primer, top coat, and clear coated back on the scooter.
Looks killer! Can we get the info on what primer/prep work and paint you used? Thinking when I get mine I might want to do a paint job to it too unless I can find the color I want.
I keep it simple: -- sand pieces with 300-400 grit -- apply two thin coats of primer/filler -- let dry overnight -- wet sand with 400-600 grit -- apply 3-4 light coats of color -- -- 2 hours dry time between -- apply 2-3 light clear coat -- -- 1/2 hour dry time between -- let dry overnight and next morning -- wet sand with 800 till all shiny spots are gone -- wet sand with 1000-2000 till uniformly dull -- polish with compound till shiny, the more polishing the shinier it will get
Best advice- be gentle when sanding, especially on corners and edges, better to take longer than to sand through your beautiful paint.
What polishing compound did you use? and what brand of paint works best?
I used Turtle Wax polishing compound, half the price of the top brands, and still gives a nice finish.
I used Dupli-Color primer and paint, but next time I think I'll try the Krylon paint made for plastics. I don't think it's requires primer, it bonds straight onto the plastic (but would require more coats to hide imperfections without primer).
Sounds good thank you! Yah i layed my scoot over on its side and it messed up all the stripes and stickers on it. i was able to pull off all the stickers but they were under the clearcoat. So ive got alot of sanding in my near future. haha. But i cant stand the way it looks with the lowers areas of the sticker. I think i might try the kylon paint also. I would really like not to have to prime it...