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I have tried all sorts of different paints ( PJ1 is a favourite but needs a warm dry enviroment to be any good) but they all have the same problem - they all seem to react to eachother! I was used to this with the old cellulite but now it seems that acrylic spray cans also make excellent paint stripper if the base coat isnt the same type - it has just removed the shiny new enamel from Doris's replacement forks - I thought a final spray coat would finish them off nicely
I have also had to remove all the acrylic coach paint from the New Imp because it hadn't bonded to the red lead undercoat. At least it peeled off in sheets!
Smoothrite is good but too thin in spray cans so either dosn't cover or sags and runs.
I think the only answer is to chuck away anything that was bought before the rise of the Safety Elf and then only use the same type of paint on each job.
There is still room for error though, a recent purchase of specially mixed 2 pack spray cans refused to go off properly - they had only forgotten to add the hardener! I only found out AFTER the transfers were on and the coachlines added.
Can anyone out there recommend a foolproof type of brushing paint that will give a good hard finish suitable for cutting and polishing and that won't be stripped off by the dreaded ethanol, or do I have to dig deep and have everything powder coated?
Old codger on a touring 350 Bullet or 98 Excelsior