Use this step-by-step tutorial to achieve the best possible repair with your Rotaris paint repair kit.

1. Preparation

  • Clean the surface by removing any dust, grease, oil and dirt. Any residual grease will prevent proper adhesion of the paint to the frame.
  • Wipe the surface dry with a cloth.

Your next step depends on which extras you have purchased with your order.

    2. Primer

    • Shake the bottle well for 1 minute, hard enough to hear the metal ball rattling.
    • Apply a small amount of primer to ‘fill’ the surface unevenness. Using a wet finger, gently run over the primer to level the primer with the surrounding paint surface.
    • Leave the primer to dry for 60 minutes.

    3. Thinner

    Please follow the recommended thinner mixture:

    • Add 10-15% for lighter colours.
    • Add 15-20% for darker colours.
    • Add 5-10% for clear coat.

    4. Colour paint

    • Shake the bottle well for 1 minute, hard enough to hear the metal ball rattling.
    • Practice your technique by first applying paint to a piece of scrap material. Keep in mind less is more. Multiple thin layers create a better end result than a single thick layer. Avoid creating brush strokes.
    • Apply an evenly thin layer of paint.
    • Leave the paint to dry for 30 minutes.
    • Apply a 2nd evenly thin layer of paint.
    • Leave the paint to dry for 2 hours.

    Some special paints are developed in 2 colour layers. In this case you have been provided with 2 different bottles of colour paint, indicating layer 1 and layer 2. Leave 30 minutes of drying time between applying each layer.

    5. Clear coat

    • Shake the bottle well for 1 min. Apply an evenly thin layer of clear coat finish.
    • Leave the frame to dry for 48 hours.

     

    Side notes:

    • Ideal temperature for paint application is 16-24°C / 60-75°F.
    • Paints are best stored at room temperature. Avoid temperatures below 5°C / 41°F.
    • Product shelf life is maximum 24 months, depending on storage conditions.
    • Not intended for human consumption. Keep away from children.
    • Material safety datasheets available on request.