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2001 model rs50....all stock apart from de-restricted..
they were took a couple of hours ago....when i got it it was like that....working fine..cant complain for 720..2001 model...well i didnt think so anyway. and that was 18months ago.. so yeh looking at these pictures....it basically needs a clean up !, thing is theres no body repairers/painters for hours away :bangwall: ....and it would cost what..150-300 to have it resprayed ? (paint and labour) and thats once i actually find one!...i think in that condition though id get 750-800 for it.
(add on from 400pound budget post)
09-16-2007, 08:11 PM
Lots of sandpaper,filler,primer,time and you could respray yourself. You will find replacing the decals would prob. be the most costly part.
how would i go about respraying it myself ? would i have to sand all the stickers off ? or is there some other way i can do it ?
09-17-2007, 01:41 AM
As for stickers, you had just use a hair dryer to warm them up, then peel them off.
As with most things in life, to get good results you need to get the prep work spot on, sanding is a bitch lol.
so firstly take all stickers off...next step sanding everything down..(do i use filler before i sand....or sand then fill ?)...dosnt sound hard...just sounds like a time thing..?
09-17-2007, 01:46 AM
Taken from the RS125 forum.
Step one- Remove the Panel from the bike. (dont try to spray with it still fixed as it will make a mess and could damage engine parts,carb, air clearer etc)
Step Two- Remove Stickers from the panel, The best way ive found is to use a hairdryer to warm the sticker then peel, if you have any sticky glue left on the plastic use T-cut and a soft cloth to work it off.
Step Three- Go to Halfords.... Buy a large can of primer spray (i used PLASTI-KOTE in GREY),The colors of choice,Rubbing compound,Filler,Masking tape,Lint-free Cloths,White Spirit and the most important of all sanding sponges (these are great as they are about the size as a box of fags and are double graded Medium-Medium Fine and Fine-extra fine should be all that you need i advise you buy a few of each if your doing the whole bike.
Step Four- Take the medium grade sponge and rub down the whole plastic panel taking all the gloss surface off, the paint on the factory spayed panels is not very thick so it doesnt take too much effort.When these are done Wipe these down with white Spirit and the cloth.(if you feeling flush halfords do have alcohol wipes)leave to dry and repeat Step Four if you've missed bits.
Step Five- Any Scrapes Or Scratches you may have, need to be rubbbed flat with the fine sponge to get the ruff bits as flat as possible, again wipe down when finished and let dry.
Step Six- Take the filler and read the instructions cafefully. Once you have got sorted take the scrapper and mix a small amount of the filler with a smaller amount of the hardner that came with it( the more hardner the quicker it goes hard but it gives you less time to work, try to think how much the ratio of hardner to filler and estimate it."if you get my drift") spread the filler over the scratchs and grazes and leave to dry for a day.
Step Seven- Take the fine sponge and soak it in water. Rub the filled scratches with sponge and get them smooth (as smooth as the surrounding plastic else they will show up) then take the very fine as give them a once over again, especially round the edge of the filler patch..again wipe down and leave to dry thoughly. Put in the airing cupboard over night if you can.
Step Eight- Time has come for the first coat of primer. Make a place covered in paper or plastic bags held down with the masking tape. Spray at room temp in a dry place. Place the Plastic panel on the paper and lightly spray panel until covered, keep the can moving to avoid dripping and blotches. Now leave to dry for a day. Once dry check over for bleamishes on the filled areas and and if you have lines or hollows sand areas again to remove them.Wipe off dust with a dry cloth, and re- spray with another light coat of primer.Dry and re-examine.
Step Nine- Once you have got to the point where the paint is laying smooth on the plastic with no markes then layer the primer. I put on 5 light layers leaving a day between each layer for drying.
Step Ten- Now is time for color if you are spraying more than one color then cover the bits you dont want the first color your using with news paper and masking tape. Repeat this when it comes to painting the next colour
Step Eleven- Spray the paint in the same way as the primer using thin layers and moving the can, leave to dry but for a few days this time and add another layer. Repeat until color is deep and looks right.
Step Twelve- After leaving to dry for about a week to let the paint fully harden. Now use a rubbing compound or T-cut on the plastic and buff to a deep shine using a a lint free polishing cloth.
Step Thirteen-Apply new deacls and fit to bike.
02-25-2009, 12:27 PM
nah mate the kid went waaaaay overboard on stickers, makes it looks like a lil cheap plastic wannabe-racer bike
02-25-2009, 12:27 PM
lmao u cock:)
300£ is cheap compaired to what u payed isnt it craig?
02-25-2009, 12:39 PM
£150 - £300 seems a bit optimistic to me, i know someone who was quoted about £70 for a ccm supermoto petrol tank in a generic gloss black. The sprayer is really brilliant and a real perfectionist though. My dad's mate sprayed my whole bike for free as he owed my dad a favour. He done an alright job seeing as it was free.
02-25-2009, 12:41 PM
Also, sorry to double post but if you changed the decals they would cover all of the scratches and be a lot cheaper and easier than re-spraying
02-25-2009, 01:09 PM
Andy do you realise that i bought the bike off anks, thats what i spent like 9 mounts re building, Now it looks like the one in my pic lol =]
no i didn't, i wasn't on here then though. I do feel stupid now
02-25-2009, 01:49 PM
HAve ou got any pics of your bike now craig?
HAven't seen any proper ones.
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