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#107-12-2011 17:59:00

advice please

hi all, i have just bought an old (31 years ) Honda superdream bike to fiddle with over the winter and ride when i pass the last part of my test (soon i hope).I'm not intending to restore it ,well not this time but i want to give it a bit of a refurb .my question is can any of you recommend a paint that i can spray on chrome ER rusty chrome .the rear rack is a little scruffy and needs to be painted black but I'm not sure if there is a paint that will work on chrome .thanks,Steve
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp169/stevetrina/bikes001.jpg

#207-12-2011 18:19:36

Re: advice please

I cant because i dont know steve. I had one of those...a Honda 250 super(wet) dream.  Loved it big_smile

#307-12-2011 18:20:13

Re: advice please

Clean all of the loose stuff and flakes off, coat with aluminium etch primer and then use your topcoat of choice. Don't inhale the primer stuff. It's vicious and stinks like cat piss. big_smile

#407-12-2011 18:36:46

Re: advice please

hi graham n Matt .only got mod 2 too go but weather putting me off as for the bike ,well its what i wanted 30 years ago when i had my first bike and now i have one .Matt can you get the primer anywhere ?

#507-12-2011 18:41:21

Re: advice please

Aye. Motor factors should stock it. If not, any automotive type paint supplier definitely will. This is the type of stuff:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html

#607-12-2011 18:43:51

Re: advice please

#707-12-2011 19:36:43

Re: advice please

Just remember Steve, make sure you are in an extremely well ventilated spot whilst using it. It's not oft I tend to be the overly cautious type when spraying, but that stuff really is one thing I have caution around. The fumes truly are horrid. big_smile You'll feel like you're being choked for ages if you get a lungful of that stuff.

#807-12-2011 19:53:10

Re: advice please

Icon - Post link steve s wrote:

hi all, i have just bought an old (31 years ) Honda superdream bike to fiddle with over the winter and ride when i pass the last part of my test (soon i hope).I'm not intending to restore it ,well not this time but i want to give it a bit of a refurb .my question is can any of you recommend a paint that i can spray on chrome ER rusty chrome .the rear rack is a little scruffy and needs to be painted black but I'm not sure if there is a paint that will work on chrome .thanks,Steve
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp169/stevetrina
Nice!
The wheels need to be silver though.

#907-12-2011 20:04:40

Re: advice please

thanks for that Matt.hi Vince ,its not bad for its age and yes i would prefer silver wheels but they are original so for the mo ill keep them black .the good thing with the superdream is that not too many people are restoring them yet so they are cheep and so are the spares .when i get the next bike this one will be restored properly ,but don't tell er in doors smile
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