1974 750 GT paint help.

Post your 'Body & Paint' FAQs, comments & questions regarding Ducati motorcycles here.
Post Reply
Cucciolo - the Lil Pup
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:26 pm
Location: northwest

1974 750 GT paint help.

Post by limey4life »

Hi. I have a 74 750 GT. The bike has been in the barn for the last 17 years and is In need of paint and restoration. The bike has around 8300 miles on it. I have almost all the original parts but will replace rubber parts, hoses, cables ECT. My question is should I paint or powder coat the frame and the black parts. Thanks for the Guidance
User avatar
750 GT
Posts: 156
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:26 am
Location: Dexter, MI USA

Post by DesmoDog »

I had all the black stuff powder coated on mine. If it had been a serious restoration I'd have painted them but powdercoating was relatively cheap and easy, so I went with it.

You need to go with someone who knows what they're doing though. The coater needs to know what needs to be masked and has to leave the VIN legible. Take it somewhere familiar with motorcycles, not the guy who just bought a powdercoating kit from Eastwood...
User avatar
Posts: 2246
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:53 pm
Location: Lafayette, California

Post by BevHevSteve »

.... And make sure they mask off the inside of the frame where the swing arm sits etc etc as Craig says. A Moto familiar shop is a requirement for this.
Steve Allen (925)798-BEVL[2385] Ride'm, Don't Hide'm
Ducati/Euro Spares -> https://Store.BevelHeaven.com
Facebook > http://facebook.com/Bevel.Heaven
Twitter > http://www.Twitter.com/BevelHeaven
Post Reply

Return to “Body, Paint & Rubber Shop”