Originally Posted by dstriffler
Yep I heard that the paint is only as good as the foundation. I've filled all the holes and sanded the fairings to perfection, but people I've talked to have all tried to steer me away from painting it myself. Apparently a spray gun is very difficult to get even coats with? The extra fairings I have are so junky anyway, I feel like I should just give it a shot.
Given a choice between 1200 and a few rattle cans, I would get the cans every time.
Practice, sometimes shops sell rattle cans in odd colours cheap.
Buy a few of these and practice on some funny shaped objects so you know how to keep the correct distance from a curved panel.
Generally lots of thin coats work better than thick ones that run.
If you start with primer then the topcoats should be easier when you get to them.