Keep in mind that the difference between an amazing paint job and a junkyard paint job is one thing: quality in the prep work. The more effort and time you put into prepping and cleaning your parts, the more likely people will be amazed your paint job came from a shake can.
Remove Old Paint
This time consuming, but one of the more important steps. If you don’t remove the paint properly and leave a nice surface for your paint, it will look like garbage in the end. Before you start, you need a good work space. An old table or garage work bench work well, but make sure it’s a surface you don’t care about because when you are done, the surface will be covered in automotive paint the color your motorcycle was. It is also a good idea to find an old blanket to lay down over your work surface to avoid scratching the parts of your motorcycle.
You may want to use an automotive paint http://www.thecoatingstore.com stripper on the metal parts of your bike, which is fine, but under no circumstances should you try using it on plastic because the stripper will eat through it. The tried and true way is to do it the old-fashioned way â?? wet sanding by hand. While wet sanding, make sure you rinse the sand paper and the piece being sanded frequently to avoid clumping up the old paint and wearing out the sand paper prematurely.