I changed my Bandit frame and now I want to cheaply blend it in with the existing silver plus paint my fireblade front fender that I cut up. I took a fairing in and matched it to some automotive Toyota (I think) touch up paint. Also picked up some high build primer and 2 part clear coat.
The guy at the paint store told me that primer wouldn't stick to plastic unless it was ABS so I grabbed some Krylon stuff for "most plastic" as well because my fender is PP. I hit the fender with the Krylon last night after scuffing it up and cleaning it. My plan was to sand it out a bit then use the other primer, paint, and clear I got for my frame.
Some questions I have:
Do I need an etching primer for the bare steel on my frame? Some of the area I'm painting is raw tubing and some has some powdercoat (was a handlebar at one point).
Is my thinking correct on the front fender? I'm hoping the Krylon will stick good enough and I can primer over it.
Do I need to wet sand the paint or just the primer then clear?
Any tips on blending the silver in with the existing frame? There's not really a line to divide it up so I want to feather it in somehow.