Personal blog and information about the repair and rebuilding of a 1991 Suzuki VX800 motorcycle. Her name? Vixen of course!
OOOH! I like that frame color. T'ain't quite Ducati but VERY fast looking!
Ah, the orange/red color. Love it. I was thinking of using this but went with yellowish instead.Make sure you use an acid etch primer as your first stage; you'll get much better adhesion to the bare metal.
Tom: Not quite Ducati red, but it will suffice. :-)Stephen: Yup. In places where there was bare metal, I used a good etching primer. Where I went over existing paint, I washed and wire wheeled and washed and sanded and washed again, then used a good primer before the paint. I am a novice painter and it shows in spots. Painting a complex shape like a frame is no piece of cake. There are a few spots where the paint ran, but I am a novice and that's OK.Your paint job looks quite impressive and smooth and will likely stand up better than mine.