CZ PAINT RENOVATION.
As can be seen from the pictures this classic bike was in cosmetically poor condition, although the metalwork underneath was basically sound.
To fully remove all traces of corrosion the panels were sent out to a specialist to be fully shot blasted and powder coated. This was used as a strong undercoat for the rest of the repair process.
Powder coating the panels immediately after shotblasting also provided protection rather than leaving them in bare steel whilst being worked on.
Further processes involved filling and reshaping, etching and 2-pack priming, and final 2-pack paint in the two-tone colours shown.
Modern mororcycles may have any combination of straight colours, metallics, pearls, candy's, as well as decals. Because of this, painting motorcycles can be more complex and time consuming than usual.
Most bike paint formulations can't be mixed locally - most paint factors are geared up for cars.
It is therefore recommended that all motorcycle customers obtain their own paint from a specialist motorcycle paint supplier (details of recommended bike paint specialists can be provided).
As well as allowing the customer to get the paint colours at cost price, it allows me to concentrate on the necessary repair work .
All other materials can be provided from my own stock such as plastic primer, etch primer, 2-pack primer, and final clearcoat / lacquer.
Bear in mind that in the case of Three-Stage Candy's, it's not possible to have small blow-in repairs carried out. The colour cannot be blended over the top, so any repaired damage (however small) requires the affected panel to be FULLY repainted instead. Also, they're extrememley difficult to properly colour match to adjacent panels, which sometimes requires large areas such as the full side of a bike to be fully sprayed, if not a full respray, to avoid mismatch.