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Old 02-03-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Paint ideas

Does anybody else have a hard time trying to think of a paint job 4 their bike? I have a ton of diff ideas but i cant seem to pick one!


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Old 02-03-2011, 12:43 PM   #2
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i have the same problem!!
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:08 PM   #3
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Me too! Way to many ideas and choices!


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Old 02-03-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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I'm in the same boat. I just keep looking for ideas online and hopefully it'll spark something for my bike.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: Paint ideas

in the same boat as you, i'm really considering powder coating my tank and side covers, got a place around here that will do a base and clear for under 100 bux if i do the prep. so that narrows the colors down to the RAL color scheme. I'm think signal blue might be a good look


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Old 02-03-2011, 10:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: Paint ideas

This is one of my ideas, the tank n fender would b white then the cross black/ or cross red with a black tank n fender/ i was thinking tank n fender black and then cut the cross out of a thin sheet of aluminum or steel and have it chromed then screw it on or use adhesive. my paint skills are not that good, im working on a drawing but what do u guys think? ill post the drawing when im doneClick image for larger version

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Old 02-03-2011, 10:41 PM   #7
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My .02. you can never go wrong with "Arrest Me" Red! LOL...


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Old 02-08-2011, 12:44 PM   #8
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Rhino hide the whole thing..


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Old 02-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #9
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I can't make up my mind, but I think I will mess around with some spray bombs until I find something I like. First I'm going to try flat black - Low Maintenance!
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:26 PM   #10
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i know this is strange but i like the metal look..thinking about painting some design then clear coating
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:29 PM   #11
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Default Re: Paint ideas

I decided on three totally different paint schemes today! It's a good thing I'm a long way away from paint...


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Old 02-08-2011, 06:44 PM   #12
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Just went through this, and it can do your head in, I wasted lots of time looking at many sites such as this site and others (Do The Ton, Benjies Cafe Racers for example), also the (honda) SOHC forum has an "inspiration gallery" where bikes of all types get posted, lots of ideas there.

Anyway decided to go for chrome paint for tank and tailpeice, with the traditional one thick/two thin centre GT stripes in black, I've attached a link to the product below FYI. Last week I saw a mock up on a blank surface prior to painting my stuff, I'm impressed, not a full chrome, but still brighter and more reflective (93% I'm told) than silver paint, more a polished stainless look. The process is a bit more labour intensive and the product is exe, but not much is needed for a bike tank and tailpeice, should be back to me next week, pics will follow.

http://www.gpi.com.au/alsa/products/...s-mchrome.html

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #13
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i know this is strange but i like the metal look..thinking about painting some design then clear coating
I've heard that doing so is hard on the clear, that it turns yellow quickly. That's just what I've heard though, no firsthand confirmation.

My paint scheme ideas for my latest project change by the day. Currently I'm stuck on a black and white motif.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:52 PM   #14
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Default Re: Paint ideas

My bobber was black and white that was ok but i am going with burgandy powder coated wire spoke wheels, and painting the frame, tank, head light, electric can and back fender in Lexus starfire pearl. Don think i ve seen one out there of that color combo.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:18 PM   #15
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i was thinking of doing a theme, i like heavy metal and old school metal, so i was going to probably go with a danzig theme


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Old 02-11-2011, 08:24 AM   #16
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That's gonna cost you (unless you are a great airbrush artist). Sounds great though - I love the idea.


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Old 02-11-2011, 01:15 PM   #17
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I've heard that doing so is hard on the clear, that it turns yellow quickly. That's just what I've heard though, no firsthand confirmation.

My paint scheme ideas for my latest project change by the day. Currently I'm stuck on a black and white motif.
cheap clear yellows fast. Buy a quality clear from PPG, Dupont, HOK etc, and you won't have to worry about yellowing.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #18
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Default Re: Paint ideas

Try pointing one arm straight out, close your eyes, spin around at least three times. Open your eyes, what ever your pointing at is the color to paint your bike.


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Old 02-11-2011, 10:24 PM   #19
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Good call, Leo! It needed the "push" of a double post......blind dart throwing works well, too.


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Old 02-12-2011, 04:47 AM   #20
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No problems with a paintscheme for my bike.
The only problem I have is I can't wait till the bike is in the stage that it CAN be painted.
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