1973 R75/5 Rebuild: Setting Up a Paint Booth & Paint Equipment

I’ve  been preparing the parts for painting. Recently, I had to get a temporary paint booth setup, connect the new compressor and paint gun and assemble all the parephenaila that goes with panting. I put together a write-up on this which you can find here:

And, I updated these write-ups with some more details:

I thought that anyone who was thinking about doing their own painting could look at how I setup a temporary paint booth and the painting equipment. I have never been a professional painter, but I find learning and doing things I’ve never done before is much of the reason I work on airheads. Or, said differently “Reader Beware. This is an amateur setup, done by an amateur aming for a professional looking paint job.” 😉

BTW, my first attempt at painting was my R75/6, “Grey Ghost” that I rebuilt into an R75/”S” replica and painted Smoke Silver. It taught me a lot, particularly ways to screw up and achieve paint failure.

So, I will be painting both the R75/5 in Monza Blue and the R75/”S” in Smoke Silver. I figured when I get setup to paint, I might as well paint everything that needs painting.

I hope to complete the paint work soon and will provide a write-up on that. Here are some pictures from setting up for paint work.

Taping Plastic to Garage Door Rails

Taping Plastic to Garage Door Rails

Test Hanging Parts to be Sure There is Room to Work

Test Hanging Parts to be Sure There is Room to Work

R75/6 Bikiini Fairing Hanging Wire

R75/6 Bikiini Fairing Hanging Wire

Primer Materials, Mixing Cups, HVLP Paint Guns, Gun Rack

Primer Materials, Mixing Cups, HVLP Paint Guns, Gun Rack

3M Respirator and Filters

3M Respirator and Filters

Primer Specifications and Instructions

Primer Specifications and Instructions

Paint Mixiing Container Graduated for Mixing Ratios

Paint Mixiing Container Graduated for Mixing Ratios

Oil/Water Filter on Inlet to Hose

Oil/Water Filter on Inlet to Hose

Disassembled HVLP Gun After Cleaning

Disassembled HVLP Gun After Cleaning

 

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