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:
- 46 BMW R75/5 Repair Windjammer II Fairing, Strip Paint
- 51 BMW R75/5 Preparing Fenders & Tank for Painting
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, “Silver 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.