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    FULL PROJECT COMING SOON! How do you paint an electric racing motorcycle? This is the question I has as I set out to do just that. REV1, the fla… Read More
    FULL PROJECT COMING SOON! How do you paint an electric racing motorcycle? This is the question I has as I set out to do just that. REV1, the flagship vehicle of Rochester Institute of Technology's Electric Vehicle Team needed some new paint. After I narrowed down nearly 100 different concepts for the paint scheme, the design team and I got to work. The first steps included sanding down the old paint, locating damage to the fairings, and repairing them using a combination of fiberglass and body filler. After everything was smoothed out, I primed the fairings using an HVLP spray gun. To ensure a perfect finish, they were lightly sanded and primed again. The next step was to give everything a n orange base coat using a a highly durable automotive paint. When that was dry, tape lines were laid down and the appropriate areas got two coats of black. I then sprayed everything with a glossy clear coat and applied vinyl sponsorship decals to the designated areas. In all, the project was a great learning experience that will look great on the track. Read Less
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