So I started to repaint my bike, a 1986 Intruder (Suzuki), I sanded it all down, did a nice primer, and sprayed about 4 coats of paint on it. When I did it, first I got a dimpely kind of coating. As it dried, it truned into a hammered steel look. After a week or so, I wasn't happy with it because it had truned rough. When I truned to try to buff it out and polish it up, it's been a pain in my . I've spent about 7 hours just on my tank alone, and it's ... kinda looking nice. (I'm going for the deep mirrored finish) When I truned my attention to the rear fender, well... I've buffed down to the metal in some places and it still looks rough. (like the opposite of orange peel) (dusted?) I was told to try sand paper. 1000grit and up. It helps, not its still not getting it 100%.
I've put 4 coats of paint on this SOB! 4 Coats! I shouldn't be buffing down to the metal! What did I do wrong, and how can I fix it?
another quick question, can I take it down to the metal, buff and shine, clear coat, polish and wax? would that be bad?