Most frequent questions and answers


A. Basic Information

Samurai is an aerosol paint specially formulated for motorcycles and other automotive uses.

Samurai aerosol paints are all made in Malaysia. However, the formulation used by Samurai are from Japan.

Samurai is gasoline/petrol resistant. It won’t dissolve or fade when gasoline is poured on it as opposed to other brands. Samurai is also crack resistant. Since Samurai is used in motorcycles which are exposed to sun, rain and other weather factors, plastics or metals can expand and shrink thus making other paint crack. Samurai is flexible enough so this does not happen and paint integrity is maintained.

Samurai is using  NC modified acrylic resin. This NC modified acrylic resin makes Samurai different from all the other brands in the market today and gives it strength in quality.

Samurai has the 2K system, standard colors, metallic colors, Honda/Yamaha/Kawasaki/Suzuki colors, 2-coat system, Khameleon 3D paint, fluorescent paint, hi-temp paint, 1K top coat, undercoat primers, water transfer films, etc.

If unused, all Samurai paints can be stored for years without being expired. For the Samurai 2K paints, once the chemicals have been mixed, the 2K01 top clear coat and the 2K04, 2K05 and 2K06 surfacers should be used within 4 hours. As for the other Samurai paints, once used, can be kept for years.

Samurai would enable anybody to spray more as compared with other brands. The reason is because of the unique nozzle that Samurai has. Samurai’s nozzles allow the person to spray closer to be object, as close as 10-12cm, while other brands must be sprayed between 28-30cm. This enables the user to minimize the wastage of the paint.

With stronger chemicals such as brake fluids, battery solutions, etc, Samurai 2K01 Top Clear Coat must be applied in order to protect the paint underneath.

  1. PRIMER – This is a preparatory coating put on materials before Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability, and provides additional protection for the material being painted. Many people paint cracking/ paint bite problem when repainting with spray paint, Now with our new generation of PRIMER (2K04 Surfacer) you can prevent paint cracking and bite problem.
  2. BASE COLOR COAT – This is applied after the primer coat. This coat contains the visual properties of color and effects, and is usually the one referred to as the paint. This is needed if the final desired color is a bright color like yellow, red, fluorescent colors, etc. It is also used when the Khameleon or 3D color is used. For darker colors like black, grey, brown, dark blue, etc, you can skip the base color coat and proceed directly to the top color coat.
  3. TOP COLOR COAT – This is the coating of the final desired color of paint.
  4. TOP CLEAR COAT – Sprayed on top of the top color coat, this is a glossy and transparent coating that forms the final interface with the environment. For this reason, the top clear coat must be durable enough to resist abrasion and chemically stable enough to withstand UV light. One part and two part formulations are often referred to as 1k and 2k respectively.

Most Samurai Paint products can withstand up to 190°C temperature. Our Hi-temp paint, however, can withstand a much higher temperature, approximately 600 °C.

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With 2K clear coat, there is extra UV protection and the gloss can last up to 5 years.

Like most of Samurai Paint products, our 2K paint can withstand up until 190 °C.


The Samurai 2K system is a patented product invented by the engineers at Samurai. It is a system where 2 different chemicals (resin and hardener) are stored in one can. The hardener is in a smaller canister within the can and must be activated and then mixed with the resin to get the desired effect. This enables ordinary users without any professional to get professional results especially on the primer and on the top clear coat.

The Samurai 2K system allows ordinary people without professional painting training and equipment to get a professional, high quality and beautiful finish on their paint job. This includes the primer for the item and the top coat. Only Samurai has this system in the Philippines and technology is patented here and in different countries around the world.

1K is a term term used to describe a coating that does not require a hardener, catalyst or activator. This term can be used to describe “single-component” paints that dry in the air (whether latex house paint, or old school lacquer) and nearly all aerosol spray can paints. 2K pants on the other hand describes a coating that needs to be mixed with a hardener, catalyst or activator. Once it hardens it is much less susceptible to damage from chemicals, weather, or UV rays. 2K paints are stronger and more durable as compared to 1K paints plus it is more difficult to apply as compared to 1K.

In 2K, one typically needs to mix the chemicals manually then with an air compressor and spray gun, spray the paint on the painted item. But with Samurai 2K System, everything is combined in an aerosol can so there is no need for all the equipment but the result would be the same.

This is a specially formulated system wherein an undercoat is first used before putting the top coat to get a specific color which is impossible to get with just one color especially original motorcycle colour.

This is a 3-dimensional (3D) paint that is in aerosol form. The color changes depending on how the light reflects on it when dry.

This film is gravure-printed with a graphic image to be transferred onto an object. This is ideally used on an object with 3D surfaces by using a tank of water.

Yes, Samurai has the H2 Hi-Temp paint which can withstand up to 600°Celsius or 1112° Fahrenheit. This is silicone based high temperature resistant formulation.

Samurai guarantees that its H2 Hi-Temp paint is able to withstand the advertised temperature. Other brands do not give such guarantee.

You can use Samurai Paint Hi-Temp paint that can withstand up to 600 °C temperature. It comes in Silver (H1) and Black (H2).
For the exhaust cover, you may use our other paint as they can withstand up until 190°C temperature.

Our chrome paint is currently in the process of production. We do, however, carry Decorative Chrome with the code C018.


  1. Sand and wash the part to be painted. The previous clear coat should be sanded off with an 800/1000 grit sandpaper and washed properly so no dust, grease or any other dirt is on the item.
  2. Spray Samurai 2K04 Surfacer as primer for plastic parts or 2K05 Red Oxide Anti-rust Surfacer or 2K06 Silver Grey Anti-rust surfacer for metal parts.
  3. After the primer has dried, the surface must be sanded again with 800/1000 grit sandpaper and washed. After sanding with 1000 grit sand again with 2000 grit.(If this step is skipped, the final result will still have a glossy finish, but with this step, the final product will have a mirror finish)
  4. Spray the undercoat/base color coat if using the fluorescent colors ( UC1002 U/C Flourescent), bright colors such as red, yellow, etc (2/102 White), Khameleon 3D Paint (30/109 Black) and 2-coat system. If dark colors like black or grey, no need for the undercoat.
  5. Spray the top color coat.
  6. Spray the top clear coat using Samurai 2K01 Top Clear Coat for the best glossy finish and good protection for your motorcycle.

Yes, we highly recommend sanding the items with 800/1000 grit sandpaper before painting so the paint adheres better to the surface of the item being painted.

Using the 2K04 Surfacer or 2K05/2K06 Metal Surfacer is very highly recommended. 2K04 Surfacer provide excellent sanding properties, protect against corrosion and chemicals, increase the top coat adhesion and safe for use on all conventional paint system, without messing up the original paint underneath. 2K05/2K06 Metal Primer work by penetrating deeply into the surface and forms an air and water tight barrier that provides excellent anti-corrosive protection and long lasting durability.

For dark colors (black, brown, grey, dark blue, dark green, etc), and white color, you do not need to spray on a basecoat. But for the lighter or brighter colors like red, orange, yellow, etc, then a base color coat is highly recommended to make the light colors stand out.

  1. Sand and wash the part to be painted. The previous clear coat should be sanded off with an 800/1000 grit sandpaper and washed properly so no dust, grease or any other dirt is on the item.
  2. Spray Samurai 2K04 Surfacer as primer for plastic parts or 2K05 Red Oxide Anti-rust Surfacer or 2K06 Silver Grey Anti-rust surfacer for metal parts.
  3. Cut the water transfer film into the desired size.
  4. Put masking tape or make small incisions along the edges so as to avoid having the film roll up when placed in the water.
  5. Wet your finger and put a small amount of water on both sides of the film. The side with the sticky part should be placed facing the water.
  6. Wait for the film to flatten out. Remove any air bubbles by tapping on film gently.
  7. Spray the water film activator on the film.
  8. Immediately after spraying, slowly dip the item onto the film.
  9. Shake the item under the water until the excess film is removed.
  10. Remove the item from the water and let the film dry under hot sun for about 10-15 minutes.
  11. Wash off the glue on the item in the water until all the sticky part is clear.
  12. Dry the item again.
  13. Put on the top clear coat.
  1. WHITE – for brighter colors like red, yellow, pink, blue, gold, fluorescent colors, etc.
  2. SILVER – for candy colors and metallic colors
  3. BLACK – Khameleon 3D colors
  4. UC1002 U/C Fluorescent – Samurai Fluorescent paints

We recommend using sandpaper with 400 grit, ensuring both the sandpaper and the surface are wet. This sandpaper can be used on both metal and plastic surfaces.

We suggest using our Motorcycle Shampoo (CM07) as it contains.

Apart from using our paint from the Flat Colours range, we highly suggest using Clear Coat 2K01A as it gives matte finishing.

For marble effect, we create the pattern on our own using objects such as crumpled plastic bags and finger whereas crystal effect is formed on its own from the spray. While we can create various pattern with the marble effect, the crystal effect could only create the ‘cracking’ effect.

We recommend using only Hi-Temp paint on your exhaust as it can withstand up to 600 °C temperature.

We do not encourage using it on plastic surfaces in case the product would be too abrasive on plastic surfaces. However, it is safe to be used on metal surfaces

We recommend using 2K clear coat (2K01). Refer to how-tos section for a step-by-step tutorial.


One can may be able to cover between 1sqm – 3sqm of area. The difference is due to the skill of the painter, how many layer, how thick per layer and which color selected, lighter color opacity will be lower.

This will depend on the models and what is to be painted on the motorcycle. But if painting the fairings only, for the typical models such as XRM, Raiders, Mio, etc, the estimated would be 2-3 cans per kind of 400ml paint. It will again depend on the skill of the painter. The more practice and experience the painter has, the less wastage will be.

We recommend that you don’t use Samurai with other brands because Samurai’s paint adhesion is stronger as compared with other brands. If Samurai is used on top of other brands, there is a big chance that Samurai will eat the other brands’ paint and will result in what we call biting.

You only need to naturally dry the finished item. No need to use any oven to dry it. It will fry faster under the sun or a hot spotlight.

Yes, we highly recommend to put a top clear coat on the finished item. We recommend using the 2K01 Top Clear Coat for the best results.

Yes, Samurai can be used on steel rims. You need to sand, use 2K05/2K06 Metal primer, paint it with the desired color and use 2K01 top clear coat for best results.

Yes, Samurai can be used on other materials such as fiber glass. You need to sand, use 2K04 Surfaces primer, paint it with the desired color and use 2K01 top clear coat for best results.

Yes, Samurai paint can be used to paint over putty. Make sure that the putty is sanded before putting on the primer.

Yes, Samurai can be used to paint chromed items. The process will be apply KPP plastic primer on chrome finished item, dry under hot sun for 2 hour, and storage for 2-3 day before apply samurai paint.

Primer takes about 30 minutes to become touch dry under the hot sun. Other Samurai colors would take about 5-10 minutes to touch dry under the hot sun.

As long as the paint is dry to the touch, then the next layer of paint can be applied on the item.

  1. Samurai formulation are specific for use for motorcycle. We will not guarantee the result for spray other than motorcycle.

To spray on wood, the wood must be processed with wood putty/filler . The can follow the regular procedures.

It is not recommended to use the other brands’ primers for Samurai paints. We still suggest to use Samurai primers for Samurai paints. We cannot guarantee the results of the other brands when sprayed on with Samurai.

The Samurai 2-coat system was especially formulated to use an undercoat and top coat to get a specific shade of color that is not possible with just one color. The undercoat and the top coat can be used separately but the resulting colors will not be as good as when used together.

Out of the can, Samurai has the flat black and flat clear. But all colors can be made into a flat color by spraying the flat clear on top of the top color coat.

No, Samurai does not have a colored top coat, only the top clear coat.

Aside from the H2 Hi-Temp Paint, other Samurai paints can withstand up to 190°C.

For the cylinder block, cylinder head and crankcase, Samurai Engine Part paints must be first used before using the other kinds of paints.

It would depend on the size of the rims and the mag wheels plus also how the user sprays the paint. But we usually recommend 1-2 cans for 1 pair of rims or 1 pair of mag wheels from size 14-18 inches.

Yes, Samurai paints can be used for airbrushing. You would need airbrushing tools to do this.

In storage, Samurai paints can withstand up to 50°C.

Yes, Samurai paints can be used for hydrographic together with the Samurai Water Film Transfer Activator.

Before apply paint must make sure there is no wax, no dirt and no grease on the surface, and you must first use the Samurai Plastic Primer to process the plastic before proceeding with the regular process for Samurai painting.

There is no need to remove the old paint. Just make sure to sand the item and spray 2K04 surfacer to protect the old paint.

The 2K04 Grey Epoxy Surfacer is normally used for plastics, aluminum or other non-ferrous materials. The 2K05 Red Oxide Epoxy Metal Primer and 2K06 Silver Grey Epoxy Metal Primer are used for metals to protect it against rusting.

As long as there is no bare metal with the potential for rusting, the you can use 2K04 Grey Epoxy Surfacer. But for metals with bare surfaces that are prone to rusting, the it is best to use 2K05 Red Oxide Epoxy Metal Primer and 2K06 Silver Grey Epoxy Metal Primer.

Currently, Samurai has the Decorative Chrome paint. But there is a 2K Chrome paint being researched and developed by the factory to be patented and released by 2017/2018.

  1. Yes, Samurai can also be used for cars. The number of cans to be used would depend on which part of the car to be painted plus the size of the car. Due to bigger painted area,  require better on skills.

Anzhal is a polyurethane paint that is used for professional automotive painting. To use Anzhal, you would first need to mix the chemicals. Then air compressors and spray guns are needed to utilize this brand. Only people with the budget and the knowhow can use Anzhal. Samurai on the other is made for DIY purposes. Pre-mix hardener & paint system in an aerosol can, just mix and spray in simple step.

Sand the surface to take off the most outer layer which is the lacquer clear coat.
Recommendation: use sandpaper of grit 1000-2000 as to not cause scratches or ruin the paint. Wet both the surface and the sandpaper. Once you are sure that there is no more of the old clear coat left on the surface, you may proceed with spraying a new layer of clear coat.

To acquire an even surface, you would have to sand the surface again. Start from the priming step all over again on the adhesive surface.

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