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Old 11-13-08, 08:19 PM   #1
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I want to

paint my fork and bars flat black.
I have some questions since i have no experience, my friend is good at it so he is going to do it when i sand it down and get the paint. I was wondering like about the sanding part, what kind of sand paper. Also if i used clearcoat would it make it glossy again.
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Old 11-13-08, 08:45 PM   #2
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I just found random sandpaper in the garage and used that. I used like 150 grit in the beginning and 220 grit before I painted. Just don't use gloss clearcoat if you want to clearcoat it.
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Is there a different type of clearcoat that isn't gloss.
So 150 then 220 grit, works good?
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how did yours turn out?
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Yes. It should say on the can if it is glossy or not. Turned out fine just be patient with it. Don't rush and let things dry.
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So if it's not gloss, it won't change the color?
I won't, i'm not painting it but i will tell my friend that.
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I took a bench-grinder and cut up a sanding belt and put the pieces where the grinding disk should be. It worked great.
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