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Offline DaveN

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Re: Lacquer?
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2020, 03:28:38 PM »
Well, I'm quite pleased with the salvage operation.

Coat of the same 1K lacquer to even out the surface and leaving it at least 2 weeks before trying anything else.
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I've got a spray can of 2K on order and will meanwhile make up a test piece of steel sheet to match whats on the tank. If the 2K covers that OK without issue, then the tank gets it!

But more importantly, at last every thing is on the bike and looking as I want it.
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Re: Lacquer?
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2020, 04:37:22 PM »
Looks great - well done :)

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Re: Lacquer?
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2020, 11:46:21 PM »
Wait a while before you attempt to put the 2 pack over your test piece...the biggest issue putting 2 pack over Acrylic is that if done too soon you get what they call fry-up which is basically a chemical reaction due to the solvents still flashing out of the Acrylic being trapped under the 2K.
The differences are the Acrylic relies on the solvent flashing off to allow the paint to harden.. the 2K has the hardener to create a chemical reaction to harden the paint.
It is why they suggest leaving Acrylic a few weeks to harden before buffing as the paint will be too soft. 2 K you can buff it out the following day.
They also recommend a light scuff of the surface you will be putting the 2K onto.. so just a fine scotchbrite pad and see how you go..
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Re: Lacquer?
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2020, 09:50:08 AM »
Cheers Andych, I was planning to leave the tank for two weeks but I may make it three now :)

Thanks to everybody who has advised - I really appreciate it  ;D
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2016 Herald Classic 250
*1979 Honda CB550K*
*1980 Honda C90*
*1973 Suzuki GT185*
*1968 BSA Bantam Bushman*
*1964 NSU Quickly*

 

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