Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:45 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8848
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8848
Location: Atlanta, GA
Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:45 am linkquote
After the resounding success of a little elbow grease a while back ( Lipstick on my pig ) I finally got around to replacing the engine door on my '76 ET3.

This is a rattle-can job done by hand. I took it very slow, followed the directions closely, and I cannot believe how well it worked out. It almost looks like an exact match! The last step on my scoot will be to touch up some of those black por-15 protected dots with the proper color-matched paint I came up with and the whole thing will look great from a few feet off!


Starting to scuff up replacement door to get good primer bond


Primered


Getting the base coat together


Final product! I think the color match is ridiculously good. They said it couldn't be done :-)

Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:49 am

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3835
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3835
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:49 am linkquote
Excellent spray job!
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:02 am

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 3037
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 3037
Location: Florence, OR
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:02 am linkquote
Very nice - very, very nice!
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:52 am

Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6162
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6162
Location: Hustletown, TX
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:52 am linkquote
Wow
Well done man!
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:51 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8848
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8848
Location: Atlanta, GA
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:51 am linkquote
Well, I was doing some jetting work yesterday and spilled gasoline on it and didn't notice - woke up today to some thick foggy streaks down the side of it in the clearcoat. I'm really pissed at myself - I had even thought about leaving the engine door at home for this very reason, and then said "it'll be fine, I'll be careful".

I'll get over it - not like the rest of the scooter isn't marred by 46 years of wear. But damn if it doesn't burn after the effort and wonderful result.
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:50 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 5990
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 5990
Location: Nashville
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:50 am linkquote
Oh, man, that sucks. Especially after the great results on the paint itself.

I don't know about the specific clear coat you used, but in general, once the gas is dried out, you should be able to wet sand it down and re-spray and it'll come out looking better than ever.
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:04 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8848
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8848
Location: Atlanta, GA
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:04 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Oh, man, that sucks. Especially after the great results on the paint itself.

I don't know about the specific clear coat you used, but in general, once the gas is dried out, you should be able to wet sand it down and re-spray and it'll come out looking better than ever.
Thanks for the encouragement! I might do that at some point when I get over my grumpies
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:36 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 5990
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 5990
Location: Nashville
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:36 am linkquote
Unfortunately, if it happened once, it'll probably happen again. That's one of the risks you take with rattlecan paint jobs.
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