Discussion in '1st & 2nd Generation 1983-1989' started by Diving Pete, Jan 30, 2017.
Thanks - still a work in progress however - lol...
I've just put all the pictures back into this thread - took me ages...
So the next job's:
Mask up side panels to paint Red at the top,
remove all masking,
sand down the paint lines,
put a single coat of lacquer on all panels & possibly this weekend if the weather plays nice..
Then its onto the Tank..
well first 4 stages done, & also managed to put most of the stickers on too... Fairly happy with the results so far..
P1070409 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
P1070411 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
P1070413 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
It still all needs a couple of coats of gloss lacquer & 4 more stickers attached but almost there with the painting - just the tank to finish if the weather gets above single digits....
Today is ok, but the temp sucks at the minute (single digits) but onto cunning plan no: 1 - fitted with electric heater...lol
P1070453 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
tank prepped for dark blue..
P1070439 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
P1070443 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
after 2nd coat & masking removed, have to remask to put on red.
P1070446 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
Yep, that worked very well,
P1070447 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
I discovered I have to redo the white - found a couple of marks & a sag, but thats fine - next weeks job followed by a coat of lacquer.
Well, I managed to get the white on - in 8 C outside temp. Had the heater on full & a positively warm 22 c inside the scaffolding tower.
P1070463 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
P1070464 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
P1070465 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
Now the paints had a week to set it should be hard enough to sand the lines between the colours down & then possibly add a coat of lacquer (Clear).
So thats this weekends jobs - Its 2 C tonight & max of 6 tomorrow - oh joy !!!
Great job! Your "booth" is exactly what I needed, but didn't have time to whip one together.
Can't wait to see some clear, it's gonna look great!
I'm using water based paint so no real fumes or breathing gear required - although I do have it.
however, I've discovered clear is horrible to paint. lol
Today though I managed to paint clear:
1 x coat on the tank
(have the tank stickers to put on yet - then another 2 coats)
3 x coats:
both rear side panels
front top fairing
Both side fairings require new Honda stickers - I ordered the wrong type - ca la vie...
I'm fairly happy with the clear - pics to follow later...
Here's the tank after 1 coat...
P1070478 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
Sorry for the mess, had to put the panels into my garage as its too cold outside for the paint to go off & had to make space - LOL.
rear side panels - happy with these..
P1070477 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
P1070470 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
great job, really enjoying your thread.
The wings are on... This is a happy day...
P1070480 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
P1070486 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
P1070488 by Pete Smith, on Flickr
So just waiting on 2 Honda stickers for the lower side fairings, then 2 coats of clear on those & the tank..
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Hello! I just found this thread and your work is really great! Have you completed the resto or are you waiting for the weather to improve in the spring? I have a NC24 in Rothmans livery here in the US and it's an understatement to say parts are very hard to source especially in the US. I do have a shop manual for the NC 24 but it is all in Japanese so other than specs listed plus the pictures and diagrams it is not much help. My fuel tank was badly dented by the PO so after looking for over 18 months I finally sourced one from the UK and it was in Rothmans colors - sweet. Now I'm on a quest for a fuel tap/petcock. I have the original part number as well as the superseding part number from Honda but an extensive search seems to point to NLA from anyone anywhere. Mine is fine but one can never have too many spares. I am willing to buy one that is not working properly to use as a basis for repair or finding another that is close enough to be "interchanged" with some modification. Hopefully one will come along. Looking forward to the final chapter of your project and your ride report.
Thanks for the compliment....
the bike is almost mostly together but as some of the panels need clear (lacquer), it's on hold until till it warms up...
Essentially, I started painting too late in the season...
I've put it together so I don't lose the bits or damage the paintwork - lol But come spring I'll be back at it.
If I had a spare tap I'd put it aside but I'll keep my eyes open
Many thanks! Hopefully one will come along and I'll be able to source an interchange. Thanks again. Looking forward to the finishing up pictures.
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