I just wanted to post what I used for paint on my 1980 Red QT50. It's REAL REAL close to the corect colors for the bike... hope this help people. I used krylon gloss clear over the red and silver. But not on the gray for the cables.
Last picture is "winter gray" used on the cables. holding on great too! Cleaned them good with acetone first..
I used Oxcalic acid on all the chrome. Soaked it in the laundry tub for a few hrs. Bout 6oz to a 1/2 a tub of water. Chrome looks great! Leaves any rust.. back to raw steal that's whiteish silver .. ready for wax. .. blends right in and looks good. Well good enough for not costing like new chrome does.
Awesome, thanks Louis
Definitely turned out nice . ;)
Get a set of correct decals and you got a winner for sure!!!
I'm seeing re pop decals out there. Just bring myself to buy them.. too busy enjoying it. Ha it's done...
That looks really great
Nice clear coat forsure, and don't need a spray gun!. I'm looking in to it for the Tank on my Kawasaki bobber~ Saw it in a different brand for like 30 a can. Is that bout what this version cost? and where?
What did you use for the harness grommets in the frame?. All 3 of my QTs need them and it bugs me
I split a 1.5 inch rubber grommet that I found on Ebay. Stock ones are white plastic. But its better than nothing. I put the seam on the bottom to hide it. The 1.5 is just a bit big so its trimmed to fill the hole.
Yup - I bought it off of Amazon. Searched 2k clear and there is was, just know that you need to be ready to paint everything at the same time with it as it's only good for 48hrs once mixed.
This may come in handy, I just got myself a Yamaha champ in red!
So are these 3-D printed grommets available to purchase? I need 6 of them.
Sure I'm not trying to sell them for $, but I'll set it up on Shapways so you can order directly from them if you would like. I'll post the link here in a bit.
I did find the grommets on Shapeways website . I think if someone had a non-broken complete battery box as a pattern for a QT 50 it would be an easily saleable product. I know I'd get a couple of them.
Oxalic acid is one of the secrets I keep to cleaning metals.
Works good on rusty tanks too.
Sold as wood bleach.
Sorry I didn't post it got busy IRL. You will need to split the grommets with a razor. Place it flat side down and push the razor down in the V groove. I could look into making a battery box. Did you get the Platinum set for $16000? LOL
Arlie- just got the grommets today and installed them. They are Nice, Nice, Nice!!!! The white plastic looks like the originals and I didn't get the big dollar platinum. When I find a yellow QT to complete my set I'll consider the platinum ones.
For about half a second.
I'm serious about battery boxes. You know they're unavailable from Yamaha and non-broken used ones hardly ever show up for sale.
How did you managed to paint the wheel hub? did you removed the sprout before painting? Thanks!
spokes, sorry! ^
That looks awesome just starting my restoration some good tips thanks
What did you do for sanding prep before painting the frame and tank?
I know this thread is old af but for anyone reading this:
Technically this 2k clear is not compatible with your off-the-shelf spray paint. Your 2K clear is a thermoset paint which means part A and part B make a chemical bond to cure the paint. It should be applied over urethane basecoats only.
That said, it will work over your off-the-shelf spray bombs and your best chance is letting the spray bombs bake in the sun or flash off for 48hrs+. Those spray cans are thermoplastic, which means no 2 part chemical curing. Your best chance at not causing an adverse chemical reaction is allowing the aerosol and propellants and other junk in the spray can to vent to atmosphere before encapsulating it with a thermoset product, like the 2K clear.
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