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    After doing a school bus and my car..I was glad to get the opportunity to do another bike. I got a call from allojohn, a member here who wants his GS750 painted. My pleasure. Mal could write a book on how to carefully pack parts for shipping. I'm quite confident these boxes could've been thrown into the Grand Canyon and the parts would've been alright.

    Here's the boxes they came in..



    After opening the smaller of the two..





    All that to get to these..



    The tail section, side covers, emblems, gas cap cover, key lock, hardware, and brand new striping kit. Nice.











    Now on to the large box that contains the gas tank..

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    1982 Honda CX500 Turbo, 1982 Honda MB5 w/CR80 motor, 1977 Honda "nekid" Goldwing, 1976 Honda CB550F cafe', 1972 Honda XL250 cafe'

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    Packing peanuts heaven..



    How the tank arrived..wow..





    Perfect for returning the parts back to Mal..



    There's not a single ding in this tank. Maybe one of the nicest I've ever started with. Interestingly it and the tail have been powder coated.



    $650 worth of materials..not including tape.



    The color we selected is as close to stock as I could find..only better. They didn't make colors like this back in the late 70's. It's a 2014 Dodge Ram color with a ton of pearl and metallic. It's gorgeous..but expensive. $300 for a pint..but man, it's gonna look nice.



    I should be able to get started on it next weekend. Can't wait. It's gonna be a fun project. Thanks for looking.
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    1979 GS1000S,

    1982 Honda CX500 Turbo, 1982 Honda MB5 w/CR80 motor, 1977 Honda "nekid" Goldwing, 1976 Honda CB550F cafe', 1972 Honda XL250 cafe'

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    Better safe than sorry Larry, LOL!
    OK, I can be a little anal about these things.....
    -Mal

    "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - B. Banzai
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    You are a packing savant, Mal..
    1979 GS1000S,

    1982 Honda CX500 Turbo, 1982 Honda MB5 w/CR80 motor, 1977 Honda "nekid" Goldwing, 1976 Honda CB550F cafe', 1972 Honda XL250 cafe'

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    I hate peanuts and i hate yellow on bikes. Im glad i took up the gun and began making mistakes painting, Its taken some time, restripping many parts to start over but im getting the hang of it.
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    Following as usual...

    When consulting the magic 8 ball for advice, one must first ask it "will your answers be accurate?"

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    I didn't know you could powdercoat plastic parts? The tail is ABS, no? Don't most powdercoat's require more than 300-400F to cure? Anyway, what's to be done with those parts? Strip them or scuff and paint on top?

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    That's a good question, Ed. When I first found out the parts are powder coated. I was asking myself the same thing..especially when it came to putting an ABS part in a 400 degree oven. The parts are flawless. If there had been dents in the tank, I would grind it all back to bare metal and start fresh, I even bought the grinder disks to do that. My gut is telling me that because no body work is necessary the powder coat will make an excellent foundation for new paint. I'm waiting for a return call from a guy that taught me a lot of what I know. I trust his knowledge. He's a painter who used to work for Chip Foose and has amazing skills. Cutting them back with 400 grit is what I'm hoping, and then going with a pre-paint, followed by 600 grit then the final color coats followed by clear, decals, more clear, and then cut and buff. I'll wait till I hear back from my friend, though, and go from there.
    1979 GS1000S,

    1982 Honda CX500 Turbo, 1982 Honda MB5 w/CR80 motor, 1977 Honda "nekid" Goldwing, 1976 Honda CB550F cafe', 1972 Honda XL250 cafe'

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    My friend, Jason, called me back and told me to go ahead and sand the parts smooth with 400 but instead of a pre-paint, to spray the parts with a couple of coats of epoxy primer to seal off the powder coat . Let that set for a couple of days, scuff the epoxy, and then go on to base coat/clear coat as always. Sounds good to me. Never too old to learn a new technique.
    1979 GS1000S,

    1982 Honda CX500 Turbo, 1982 Honda MB5 w/CR80 motor, 1977 Honda "nekid" Goldwing, 1976 Honda CB550F cafe', 1972 Honda XL250 cafe'

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    Have to wonder if what you're calling powder coat isn't actually Gel Coat. I've had no problem getting paint to stick to it either way.

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