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Okay as some of you may know I recently got a damaged ZX10R and now I'm fixing some of the fixable fairings but I need a little help...


So I have sanded the really grazed bits with some 150 grit sand paper and then filled them in with car bog filler then sanded back with 150 grit again. My question is, am I doing it right so far? Then what paper do I need to move down to for the final paint and touch up?

Can post pics if it will help with responses.

Help greatly appreciated!!:hail::hail:
 

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Well car bog aint great for bike fairings but it will hold.
Next you use some primer/filler 2-3 coat, then put on a guide coat and then sand that with 400 grit, for a good finish u can repeat this step twice 1st time with 150 then with 400 grit.
 

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car bog isn't very flexible; if you really need to fill i recommend fibreglassing the area and then sanding it back with progressively finer grades of sandpaper.
 

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I always think of it this way:

Paint will have the best result when the prepped surface is as smooooth as possible.

So, what you have done is correct so far.

After you have sanded the bog down with 150, move to 400, then to 800, then to 1000 then to 1200 and then 2000 WET. The best way I find to ensure the surface is acceptable to paint over is to close you eyes and run your fingers over the area(s) and see if you feel any bumps or inconsistent curves. If it feels pretty smooth all round, you are then ready for spray putty (comes out of a can all splattery - this stuff fills all the small fine holes and cracks). Once you have given it a few layers, start sanding it with 600 and work your way to 2000 WET. It should be reaaaaally smooth now. Give it a good wash/clean and make sure there are no dust or particles.

- you can also buy spray putty/primer which can save you buying another can of primer.

Now you're ready for primer. Give it a few layers (you can sand in between each layer if you like)

Give it a final sand with 2000 WET and you are ready for the top coat of paint.

*Make sure you give it adequate drying time in between each layer.* VERY IMPORTANT. And do NOT become excited and start spraying a thick layer on the first layer or else the paint will run.

This is the basic concept.

Don't know if you are spraying with a compressor or just a rattle can job but the above prep work is the basics to getting it right for paint. It's all in the prep work for a good result.
 
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