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Pt. 1 of 4 Paint – 2006 Harley Dyna Wide Glide.

It’s paint that got scratched up pretty good in a couple of places right down to the the metal in a couple of places so it does need a paint job in it as much i’ve started over here pulling the emblem this emblem was all scratched all scratched up as the bike had tipped over at one point it tipped over and so this emblem had to come off anyway so what we’re going to

Do is go through with how to basically you know du/dy diy do your own bike paint job i’ve got some years and paint so i am confident that the paint job that inevitably ends up is going to be really nice and fun as well to see how it comes together it’s the 2011 it’s march 24th think all right thursday march 24th 2011 and well the weather’s not quite riding weather

Yet so inside of a week or two this will be done and i’ll be on it until i get it into primer later today most likely and go at it got some have some power tools have an orbital sander a hand orbital sander that’ll take the finish right down we won’t hesitate to go right at it and after which point then we’ll start building up we’ll use once we get it down to metal

I have a product from years ago i don’t even know if they make this anymore it’s just a little bit left in the can but it’ll be just enough to do the job once the paint is off and we get it down for the most part to metal i’m going to use this product it’s called pre clean oh it was built made by rm and it’s basically a silicon wax remover i believe you can use any

Sort of thing but if you call your local body supply companies they’ll give you an idea of just what an alternative is for that we’re also going to we’re not going to replace these emblems i’m not gonna bother getting into this in fact when it when the bike fell over it created a small dent here i’m going to use some bondo and fill that on both sides this is going

To be a flush tank it’s gonna round over nicely when it’s all said and done we’ll be just with a perfectly round tank or smooth dover tank no indents for emblem okay let’s get started here’s the tank off i’ll pull some more pieces some pieces i may leave i’m most likely i’m going to leave this this part here and just sand around it and i’m also going to leave the

Fuel petcock i’m gonna leave the fuel petcock and and sand around that while you may do different that’s up to you but this is never going to be seen and so i’ll just take my time around this do this by hand and that should be good to go okay let’s continue we’ll start get these emblems off and then go at it with an orbital hand orbital sander nothing special just

Enough to take the paint off and we’ll go from there we’ll continue all right and removing the emblems you can break them away but i’m finding a box cutter slip it in between and cut away the cut away the finest adhesive foam into the tank and the the emblem itself should come right off we’ll see worrying about scratches don’t worry about scratch you can see i’ve

Got this one off already and here’s here’s a dent and the tank itself is in pretty good shape i’ll get that dent out though alright we’ll continue do a quick tape off here tape off the opening of the tank and this so the fuel you’ll pet cop and then i’m just gonna go at it with an orbital sander just that simple preparation is everything with regards to ending up

With a decent paint job in this particular case or in any any case for that matter we start slowly think it through and but don’t be afraid to put your when you’re committed to the job you don’t be afraid to necessarily put put the sander right to the paint and go at it the key here is to move quickly with the sander move quickly across the surface with the sander

And don’t sit in one spot for too long at any point in time all these small sections here i’ll do by hand around the edges i’ll do all this by hand so i’ll give it a just a come up as close as i can but basically it’s all going to be it’s gonna work out nicely around here around these edges this can be get hit with the orbital as close as you can the edges these

Are these have to be really maintained these edges of these sharp lines especially on the fenders going to go down to the metal but at the same point in time when the when the paintwork is done they have to be built up pretty well because these are the places of chipped rust and such begins to get in so we’ll look at that as well okay we’ll continue i’ll get to

Scaped off and we’ll hit it with start at it okay what we’re doing is i’ve taken this dent down to metal because still thinking it through i may be able to somehow get it out otherwise when we put filler on we need to have it down to metal can’t put filler really over paint per se so i’m taking it down to down to metal i’ve changed the paper already one time and

It’s going through here is what we’re looking at it’s actually getting right down to the metal when you hit metal on these edges it goes right through 80 grit right through so the key here is that i’ll show you a quick demonstration on how to move the sander over the surface as to not necessarily burn one spot through especially on these tight little corners back

Here on the tops of these very difficult to not burn through but you don’t want to stop in any one spot too long so you move with a smooth flow you work with the piece generally speaking the tank is steel it’s relatively durable and so move quickly and evenly across the surface all right basically as i said really you want to move quickly and you want to have a

Grid of paper that’s going to cut through the clear coats and through the color and get you down to your working surface as soon as possible the best ritz really for this job start somewhere between a thirty-six and a sixty grit you cut through the clears through the color get down to metal that’s the way it ended up with this job with the scratches and the dents

It inevitably was easier just to get down to metal some keys here are to not spend a lot of time in any particular place but to keep the sander moving especially on the corners at the ends of the tank where if the sander sits too long it can burn through and cause you some grief and so you want to move quickly don’t spend a lot of time there just move the sander

Quickly over it and make sure you have the grit that’s going to get you down to your working surface without too much work but the sander to really do the job for you which point you can come up to an 80 grit paper right on top of the metal after you’ve done filling in and doing the rest of the job come up to 80 and then over 80 or over a hundred you can spray

A primer base which is the one of the final working bases before you start adding color to the tank will come on a little later on just remember have a grit that cuts quickly and gets you down to your working surface okay so you can see the motion of making the sanding and obviously this is a you know a home gun deal a more professional body shop would maybe

Have the tank held on to something bolted on to something nonetheless we need to get on to the bottom a little bit i’m not gonna worry so much about the bottom of the tank quickly hit it with an 80 and just do a scuff so that it can take some paint it’ll attach some painter i’m sorry attach the primer it’ll hold the primer and once that done you can just put a

Color inside but moving along quickly is so important you got to move quickly and smoothly when you get to these edges your fingertips or your eyes your eyes cannot see the small imperfections but your fingertips especially when you get a little of this clear coat on them like a talcum you gently touch and if you close your eyes you can see you can see with your

Fingertips and that’s the key here on these edges i’m going to go over them later on with day out to 150 i’ll go over to the 100 by hand smooth it out till i get it to where i want it and then inevitably we’re getting down to the primer okay here we are the tank is now it’s sanded 80 grit sand down to metal for the most part you can see little shadows of the black

Paint but that will not be a problem now we’re going to actually leave it at 80 and do a fill in on this this little dent love to get into it from the inside and just pop it out it’s not going to just pop out however we will take off the top cover and bang it from the inside still needs filler and so removing this this piece there’s one clip that holds it on you

Slip a screwdriver in between here and here a little tab holds it on slip the screwdriver in as you as you slip it in just kind of wiggle this back and while i comes off this comes off you now have these piece separated be very gentle with it and we’re going to do a tape off tape off around this edge so we can actually do a little cleanup around here there seems

To be just a little surface rust take over and cut it with a cut it with a box knife and finish the job okay that’s it for now we’ll continue all right looking at this dent i really wanted to give it a shot without having to fill it of getting it out so while i wasn’t sure about what was under here i took it off anyway just to see and lo and behold we can get into

The main body of the tank okay it took the primary dent out it will need a little will need a little putty to smooth it off it didn’t pop out like nice and clean so but the certainly less putty than the hole that we would have had to fill so a skim coat of putty will go over this be just a coat or two real real thin initially and that’s it we’ll continue from there

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Pt. 1 of 4 Paint – 2006 Harley Dyna Wide Glide. By shadowdev1