BMW R80 G/S Tank and Panel Restoration

All the painted parts from a 1984 BMW R80 G/S came in for repainting back to the original BMW Alpine White colour and period correct decals applying. As with the majority of the tanks that come in for restoration the paint was very old and the inside contained too much rust. The tank was sent off for chemical stripping to ensure all rust and contaminants were removed and then primed to ensure the surface was sealed. Side panels and mudguard were all cleaned, sanded and prepped for paint. 


The correct paint codes were researched and  decals sourced from Europe. Knowing the side panels are next to the riders legs, extra lacquer was applied to protect the decals and underlying paint.