2

Author Topic: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.  (Read 5246 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Magpie

  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,826
"Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:20:53 pm »
There was a post about doing this with a black Sharpie pen but I found going over the black again with the pen just removed the black instead of making it darker. I saw an ad for Sharpie Paint pens and they seem to work. I did a quick paint job with it on my dyno cover and it works. I have to clean it up a bit because I was in a hurry but that area is tough to paint in the regular manner. It's available at the stationary store. Maybe even touch up the chips on my frame?
Cliff.

Offline diirk

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 07:41:44 am »
That came out really good.
I looked them up and they come in a number of colors including black, blue, yellow, red and white.
78 CB750F3

Offline BobbyR

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,190
  • Proud Owner of the Babe Thread & Dirty Old Man
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 04:45:50 pm »
That really came out very nice. Congrats on your find!
Dedicated to Sgt. Howard Bruckner 1950 - 1969. KIA LONG KHANH.

But we were boys, and boys will be boys, and so they will. To us, everything was dangerous, but what of that? Had we not been made to live forever?

Offline Really?

  • I am not a
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,253
"Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 05:55:11 pm »
Glad there is an alternative!  I have used the Testor's paint pen. It worked well for exactly what you did but fails hard on other things like plastic. Those pens were not cheap either.

Offline Stev-o

  • Ain't no
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 28,007
  • Central Texas
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 06:18:30 pm »
Thanks for the tip.

Edit: I just bought one on eBay for $3.75 shipped:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300442244300&var=600002423736
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 06:37:13 pm by Stev-o »
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

Offline andy750

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 7,103
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 06:31:38 pm »
Thanks for the tip.

+1 very useful!
Current bikes
1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

Where did you go on your bike today? - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=45183.2350

Offline Magpie

  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,826
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 05:22:58 pm »
It does fade a bit but it's easy to reapply. Cliff.

Offline Stev-o

  • Ain't no
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 28,007
  • Central Texas
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 05:57:14 pm »
Received my eBay pen today, came in 3 days and was from Sam's Club.
See link above...
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

Offline burnoutking1971

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 57
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 07:10:22 pm »
Hello Magpie, well done! That is a very usefull tip. I hope the local Staples has them in stock. I will try that as well on my driver.
J
:)

Offline ADW

  • Enthusiast
  • **
  • Posts: 183
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 06:09:45 am »
There was a post about doing this with a black Sharpie pen but I found going over the black again with the pen just removed the black instead of making it darker. I saw an ad for Sharpie Paint pens and they seem to work. I did a quick paint job with it on my dyno cover and it works. I have to clean it up a bit because I was in a hurry but that area is tough to paint in the regular manner. It's available at the stationary store. Maybe even touch up the chips on my frame?
Cliff.
Here’s an even better method, IMHO. Is faster, easier and looks nicer on close inspection.

1. Clean the cover with Wax and Grease Remover or whatever pre-paint prep product you use. Be sure to get down into the area “under” the letters where the paint will end up. Use a Qtip soaked in your cleaner to go all around the nooks and crannies and make sure they’re clean.

2. Now use masking tape to tape up to the edges of the area the lettering sits in. I use large pieces of tape at first, then start tearing smaller and smaller bits off to fill in little gaps. Do a good job here of getting right up to the edge all the way around. OK, now cover the rest of the cover with tape to protect it from overspray.

3. OK, now get an old rag with a very tightly woven fabric, something like a tshirt or underwear. You do NOT want something like a towel or washcloth that has long fibers, you want something with a very tight weave so the fabric won’t “hang down” and get in your paint.

4. Get some Lacquer Thinner, available at hardware stores.

5. Now take your favorite spray can (I prefer Krylon or DupliColor, they’re all I’ll use) and shake it up good. Getting the paint completely shaken up is very important. Watch a clock and do it for a full two minutes. I like to use a semigloss or satin black as opposed to a glossy black.

6. OK, now spray just one light coat of paint on the cover. You want one light coat just to get the paint stuck to the cover and provide a “bed” for the next layer of paint. Yep, you’re gonna get paint all over the letters that are supposed to be bright/clean. Don’t worry about that, we’ll take care of that in a minute. Wait about one minute, maybe two. OK, now shake the can again, and spray the cover again, a little bit thicker this time. This second coat should be enough to do a decent color coat. You’re not looking for a finish that looks a quarter inch deep like a gas tank or something, you’re just looking for good coverage. If you have to, do a third after a couple minutes, but you’re gonna have to watch for running out of time/the paint curing too much.

7. Now wait for about two minutes. The timing is something you’ll just have to eyeball, and you’ll get better at it with time, but wait until the paint looks like it’s drying or skinning over but is still soft. Now take your tight weave rag and put some lacquer thinner on it. NOT wet with thinner, just damp. If it’s too wet the thinner will squeeze out while you wipe and ruin the paint in the “valley” under the letters. OK, now with the cloth tightly stretched across your finger, wipe off the letters in one swipe. Don’t push down too hard or you’ll push the cloth down onto the paint below the letters. If you need another swipe TURN THE CLOTH TO A FRESH MOIST SECTION so you have a clean cloth for the rewipe. Wipe ‘er again carefully.

OK, that’s it! If there’s some tiny spots that need touching up to get the paint off use a Qtip with lacquer thinner on it instead of the rag for better control. I like to pull most of the cotton off the Qtip as most of the time it’s kind of loose around the outside with lots of dangling little fibers. I usually prep a couple Qtips before starting so they’re ready if I need ‘em.

Leave it alone until it dries, about an hour. Looks nice, doesn’t it? Pretty easy, too. Does a nice job and if you’re careful when you wipe you can get it first time. With practice you’ll know exactly when the paint is kind of skinned over yet still will wipe off the letters easily. And the best part is if you screw up, wipe the whole thing off with the lacquer thinner and try again!
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 10:17:59 am by ADW »

Offline magicmark1

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 01:17:31 pm »
I really like  the details on the engine cover. How good has it lasted up until now?

Offline ADW

  • Enthusiast
  • **
  • Posts: 183
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2013, 06:03:45 am »
Still looks like the day I painted it.

Offline toytuff

  • "watching the pinheads"
  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,338
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2013, 06:18:18 am »
Used the same method a while back. Rubbing alcohol works great to remove excess paint.

tt

Offline Stev-o

  • Ain't no
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 28,007
  • Central Texas
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2013, 06:29:38 am »
Looks good Toy, nice to see you back at it on the K7.  I'm going to pull my K8 out of the Batcave, miss riding that one.
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

Offline toytuff

  • "watching the pinheads"
  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,338
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 06:44:47 am »
Looks good Toy, nice to see you back at it on the K7.  I'm going to pull my K8 out of the Batcave, miss riding that one.

This was done long ago when I went through the 750. Handle bar change, tune up, carburetor sync etc.

Before the heat of Summer.

tt

Offline Stev-o

  • Ain't no
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 28,007
  • Central Texas
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 07:02:02 am »
Looks good Toy, nice to see you back at it on the K7.  I'm going to pull my K8 out of the Batcave, miss riding that one.

This was done long ago when I went through the 750. Handle bar change, tune up, carburetor sync etc.

Before the heat of Summer.

tt


Oh.....disregard then. Would be good to see you roll it out then!
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

Offline toytuff

  • "watching the pinheads"
  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,338
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 07:55:42 am »
Just sits. Should sell it but nothing moves here.

Every so often I dig it out.  ;)

tt

Offline ZirconDrummer

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: "Painting" the black around "HONDA" on the 750 dyno cover.
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 11:14:18 am »
Looks great!  I'll get to work on my K7 (nice to hear of some others still kickin').
Cheers, Bill

 

;