Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC:

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 14 Apr 2022 08:41 #865419

  • Warren3200gt
  • Warren3200gt's Avatar
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 965
  • Thank you received: 338
Looking good. Made any decisions about the long rear fender yet? 

Z1000J2 somewhat modified!


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 14 Apr 2022 10:32 #865427

  • Oysteinaar
  • Oysteinaar's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 76
  • Thank you received: 12
Thank you man took some effort to get the paint right. I had some paint runs under the masking, but managed to put some gold on the pinstripes before the clearcoat. So it turned out good by my standards. This is in no way a showbike, as it will be used as my daily rider during summer

I got ahold of a used front fender that I was planning to chop up and paint. But after a close inspection I dont think I can use it without spending way to much money on it. (It's both dented, bent, and has alot of rust holes in the chrome)... So I will "destroy" the good one, but that's gonna be next time I'm home. I leave for work in 4 days, and easter is for family, friends, drinking and partying 

So I might have to run chrome rear fender + original front fender this summer, depending on how much freetime I get from my job before the middle of may (which is when I have my final driving test).

I haven't forgotten about you and will update you when it's ready for shipping! (If you're still interested when I'm ready to sell that is!)
Kawasaki KZ650 1979

The following user(s) said Thank You: Warren3200gt

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 14 Apr 2022 12:02 #865430

  • ghostdive
  • ghostdive's Avatar
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 374
  • Thank you received: 116




 

​​​​​Pretty cool color combo...gives me some ideas. 
1982 KZ750 Spectre - 6 speed swap, BS34s, 18" rear wheel

2001 ZX-6R

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 14 Apr 2022 14:29 #865435

  • Oysteinaar
  • Oysteinaar's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 76
  • Thank you received: 12
ghostdive:
Hahaha, yeah, when you say it, I actually thought about just clearcoting it after masking.. but then again the green colour turned out tits. Pictures is one thing, but in reality, wow.... The colour is just amazing. 
​​​​
Kawasaki KZ650 1979

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Oysteinaar.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 15 Apr 2022 07:31 #865478

  • rstnick
  • rstnick's Avatar
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 4236
  • Thank you received: 307
Very nice work!

I want to know how you keep paint over spray from covering everything else in your shop?
Rob
CANADA
forums.kz650.info/
'78 KZ650 C2, 130K kms, Delkevic ex, EI, CVK32, ported & bored, ATK fork brace, steering damper, braced swingarm, 18" Z1R front wheel.
'00 ZRX1100, Ohlin's shocks, fork brace, steering damper, ELS +4, Corbin seat, Gimbel bugspoiler.
'11 Ninja 250R

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 15 Apr 2022 09:25 #865492

  • Oysteinaar
  • Oysteinaar's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 76
  • Thank you received: 12
Rstnick: thank you 

Painted the parts one by one outside, hung them up to dry inside. 

Also the shop is closed for the holiday, so there's no cars inside.

Previously we had a paint booth at the shop, but that one was sold a couple years back and replaced in favour of a fluid film rust treatment room ~~ Which is not a good environment for painting.
Kawasaki KZ650 1979

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 16 Apr 2022 07:49 #865562

  • Oysteinaar
  • Oysteinaar's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 76
  • Thank you received: 12
I'm soon leaving again, so the parts will be left to dry for 2-4 weeks. Untill next time!


 
Kawasaki KZ650 1979

The following user(s) said Thank You: howardhb

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 16 Apr 2022 08:46 #865563

  • howardhb
  • howardhb's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • In God I trust
  • Posts: 194
  • Thank you received: 134
Top notch !

Don't omit "feathering" the painted surface on the gas filler opening, specifically at the gas cap seal...
Sand down to bare metal. Otherwise gas will creep under the paint and destroy your excellent work.

 
'81 GPz 550 D1 Click this link: www.kzrider.com/gallery/kz-550/1981-gpz550d1-9094#joomimg
'82 Yamaha YB100 Fizzie
'79 Suzuki GT200 X5 TWO STROKE TWIN - SMOKER!
'81 GPz 1100 B1

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 16 Apr 2022 09:31 #865565

  • Oysteinaar
  • Oysteinaar's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 76
  • Thank you received: 12
Yeah, I've been thinking a little about that. I might sand it down a little and put on a layer of clear coat with a paint brush on the "edge".

Either that and/or just put a small bead of some sealant like tec7, rotabond, sikaflex etc. 
Kawasaki KZ650 1979

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 16 Apr 2022 14:51 #865578

  • Oysteinaar
  • Oysteinaar's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 76
  • Thank you received: 12
Buuuuut then again. Painted 3* 50cc's the same way and never had any problem with paint cracking.

Read this:



​​​​​I dont have any fiberglass resin at hand, SO!

Any tips? i dont wanna ruin the paintjob
Kawasaki KZ650 1979

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 16 Apr 2022 15:43 #865579

  • Oysteinaar
  • Oysteinaar's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 76
  • Thank you received: 12
I have 3* 50cc bikes I've painted the same way, and never had any problem with gasoline ruining the paint, but then again this is the *most complicated* paint job I've done so far.

I can't take all the credit as I just prepped, sanded and "bondoed" the parts. My father did the "spraying-part" as he is the most experienced on that part.

​​​​​​BUT! I dont want to ruin it, so I'm open to suggestions as to how to prevent it. I didt quite understand what you meant in your post howardhb, but thanks for the kind words!
Kawasaki KZ650 1979

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 17 Apr 2022 05:29 #865602

  • Shankkole
  • Shankkole's Avatar
  • Offline
  • User
  • Posts: 270
  • Thank you received: 117
I have seen chopper folk use a high quality nail polish clear coat.Brush is included, pay attention to lacquer or water base though.
The old paint  always start to "lift" around the gas cap as others have said.
Looks good, Be well!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Powered by Kunena Forum