what did you use for adhesion promoter on the plastic.
thats the main reason i didnt do the center on mine last year.
[chip resistance]. did you use the vic basecoat?
I scuffed it all really good with a red scotch brite pad and cleaned it off with a prepaint plastic cleaner. I use a epoxy sealer and sense epoxy has really good adhesion i dont use a adhesion promoter. Ive done alot of harley inner fairings and a few victorys inner fairing and chin spoilers and havent had any problems.
Here is what i used
Victory's base paint from midwest coating mixed 8:1 with their activator ( P-520 sunset red)
Cleaned with wax and grease remover before scuffing
Scuffed with a red scotch brite pad
cleaned with shop line JX992 plastic cleaner
wet sanded the metal pieces with 400 grit
Spray everything with PPG MP172 black epoxy primer. mixed 2:1 with 5% acetone to thin to be more of a sealer then a primer.
sprayed the sunset red, I made some test panels and to see how many coats it would take to match and i couldnt believe how many coats it took to get them looking as dark as the factory stuff was. I ended up using 5 full wet coats to get it to match. I let flash 15 minutes between coats.
After all the base coats I let it sit and flash for about a hour so i wouldnt run into solvent pop issues once i sprayed the clear.
I used shopline JC 630 clear ( It says its a polyurethane but i contacted PPG and they said its basicly a more flexible clear then acrylic urethane and completely compatable with paints that call for a acrylic urethane top coat. Mixed 4:1 with JH 6370 Medium hardner.
Did 4 coats of clear with enough flash time between coats to just be tacky and not be stringy when you touch a area you wont see.
(I used my stand since it was getting the same amount of clear on it in one spot)
left it in the booth over night to dry and installed it all the next evening. (24hr dry time so there was no chance of the clear being soft enough to dent it or put a finger print in it)
If you need any other help just let me know. I have been using this process on plastic for awhile on harley inner fairings and Vics for a few years and never have problems out of them.
Used Iwata LPH 400LVX Orange cap with 1.4 tip think i sprayed base coat at 28-30 psi