Re: Metallic paint?
Clarkey I learnt most of my spraying on my friend's race bikes because he used to smash them about every 2nd race meet. I use a gravity feed Arnold, its a really cheap knock-off of the Iwaita Ibelieve. It came with a 2.0 and a 1.4 tip, the 2.0 I only use on enamel and 2 pack primer/surfacer. I have posted a picture of my bike I spray painted in may car port in 2 pack in the photo gallery (blueprint FZR1000). I don't know how to attach photos, last time I tried it it left the meta tags on the post and no photo.
If you want to tech me how to post up photos I can stick up pics of the bikes I painted and the panel repairs I have done. Also I said in my post nothing about sanding metallic, only that you clear over the top.
Turbotorana I know 2 pack is very hazardous but I cheat by spraying in a well ventlaited area (the carport). Using a normal mask in a sealed garage will clog the pre-filters or the filter itself very quickly. Even though I get a little shit in the paint due to the wind 90% comes out with buffing. What I do is hose down the floor with water to a wet but not swamped state after sweeping throughly.
I feel that 2 pack sprays very similar to enamel but a little easier. The finish quality and durability IMO far outwieghs 2 pack's extra cost.
Its hard to quote on prices for paint due to all the different paint group pricings and brands. I use Protec and I don't find it too expensive for me. For my bike I used 250mls of blueprint (should have been 500ml, ran out for the wing mirrors and radiator cover) for $17, the 3L MS clear kit was $60, strainers and mixing cups $3, and the primer I already had which cost me $120 of which I used ~1.5L. Apparently Debeer is cheaper and almost as good (hardly noticeable) as Protec.