I sort of knew I'd get carried away with this bike - problem with tidying up the mechanicals and respraying the frame is that now the bodywork looks crappy. Since there's not much in the way of fairings on the Kat I am seriously considering having a crack at this myself - I've had a bit of practice with spraying smaller components and touch-up work on cars though only ever with aerosol cans. Was sort of thinking that given there's not a lot to spray on the Kat (probably not much more total surface area than than the average car bonnet) I might be able to avoid using an air compressor/spraygun and just stick with pre-packed aerosols (the quality of which seems to have improved a lot over the last few years). I'm thinking of using a metallic acrylic lacquer, possibly with some sort of clear coat over the top (obviously I want the paint to be fuel resistant). Just wondering if anyone who's resprayed bikes before (either professionally or at home) could give any tips/advice - even a link to an online guide of some sort might be useful. What I mainly want to know is things like what's needed in the way of stripping/prepping plastic and metal surfaces, what primer to use (for an acrylic lacquer - don't mind using a separate one for metal and plastic components) and what clear coats are/aren't suitable to use (or if they're even needed). I know there's all sorts of things that shouldn't be mixed or used over other things but can never remember what they are (other than never using acrylic over enamel). And yes I know it won't be as good as a professional job, but I don't mind taking the time to properly prep the surface and to sand/polish where needed to get something that hopefully looks at least reasonably decent and lasts for a while. Gotta do something over winter .