Daniel Engling, aka Cousin Dan, is a YouTube personality specializing in how-to videos. I found this video of his while looking for help myself. Two things: it’s a cheap way to paint and the motorcycle parts he paints have an older paint and primer.
One of Cousin Dan’s critics says that Dan should’ve used materials like PlastiFix instead of fiber glass and that sanding should be done with a rubbing block because fingers put uneven pressure and leave uneven surfaces. I’d add that he should’ve sprayed clear coat—it’s cheap and would’ve made his Honda fairings shinier. Watch the video:
Want to do it like Cousin Dan?
Tools you’ll Need
three different kinds of sandpaper—400, 1500, and 2000 grit. You can buy body filler, or if the damage is really bad you can get some fiber grass, fiber glass raisin and a hardener for the raisin. For the rubbing compound, you’ll need foam pads that fit on a drill.
Cousin Dan’s Motorcycle Paint job Steps
Wet Sanding: Remove bumps and dimples with a wet 400 grit sandpaper.
Fixing Damage (if needed): Reinforce cracks with fiber glass.
Painting: Apply three coats with a spray gun with 65 psi pressure after you wiping off the part with with a lint-free cloth soaked in alcohol.
Wet Sanding Again: Sand with a 2000 grit.
Buffing: Buff with a rubbing compound using the foam pads and the drill.