Originally Posted by Feelers
Not to be the redneck around here, but I have done excellent painting work with just spray paint.
I used to HATE HATE HATE painting
because I am a perfectionist so I went to all the trouble for a great prepping job and stuff, but then the paint would get scratched or marred or stained with gas pretty quickly. So much for all my hard work.
However, I found some aerosol 2-part "2k" clear coat that is awesome! Tough, gas resistant, etc! It's a bit pricey, but I will use it for every bike related paint job I ever do in the future! Oh, it's made by Spraymax!
Very interesting, thanks Feelers.
I have checked with the auto paint shop where I have been getting supplies and they do recommend it too.
The price here is $25 a can...
I do like the simplicity of spray cans
and I have lots of experience with them.
I just don't like the short life.
But with a good hard clear coat over it, that sounds good to me.
As you say, it will get scratched up the first time I ride it no doubt.
But this is my sumo street bike and will be ridden so I don't want to put a lot of money in the paint.
I think I will give it a try!