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Workshop Guide: Painting A Motorcycle, Part II

Workshop Guide: Painting A Motorcycle, Part II

Workshop Guide: Painting A Motorcycle
Ready to tackle your first motorcycle paint project? In Part One of this guide, we outlined the first three steps: theory, planning and the all-important prepping procedures, ending with a final coat of smooth spray putty.

This week, we’re laying down the paint itself, using aerosol cans. So grab those tins and let’s get cracking.

Spray putty on a motorcycle tank

Step 4: Painting Let’s get into the spraying technique in detail. This will apply to primer, spray putty, paint and pretty much any other aerosol product. We’re picking up from where we left off last time, with a smooth coat of spray putty, and will finish with the classic Stars and Stripes design shown below.

Your objective is to apply a consistent thickness of product over the surface.…

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