What’s a moped rally with out a break down? I road my G3 out to Castle Island and blew a bearing on my way home. So now it’s time for an upgrade. Since I had to tear the motor apart to fix it I figured I would paint the case while I could. First, I should explain its been a life long goal to paint something and have it come out like a factory finish. Durable and clean. So here goes try number 1,234,969,435,443. Never fail when I rattle-can something it comes out looking like I painted it in the wind or the rain. It just never looks as nice as I’d like. So I thought I would try some new techniques. I bought a sand blaster and purchased the paint from the auto body. I don’t have a spray gun so I had the auto body put the paint in a can. I have my doubts about the pressure when applying the clear but I figured I would try it. The urethane paint went on really nicely–much nicer then the typical rattle can. However, the clear from the bottle didn’t go on well at all. I think it was from lack of pressure. Oh well, in the end a case doesn’t need to be perfect. Next, I’m going to try powder coating but I need to get a few more things before I can do that.