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Paint ideas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by motorbreath, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. motorbreath

    motorbreath XS650 Addict

    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!
  2. yamchop

    yamchop XS650 Addict

    i have the same problem!!
  3. Me too! Way to many ideas and choices!
  4. loradoxs

    loradoxs XS650 Member

    I'm in the same boat. I just keep looking for ideas online and hopefully it'll spark something for my bike.
  5. pa23driver

    pa23driver XS650 Addict

    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
  6. motorbreath

    motorbreath XS650 Addict

    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 done:D Untitled.png
  7. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider

    My .02. you can never go wrong with "Arrest Me" Red! LOL...
  8. Rhino hide the whole thing.. :)
  9. Dogger

    Dogger XS650 Addict

    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!
  10. slackjaw44

    slackjaw44 greasy summmbitch

    i know this is strange but i like the metal look..thinking about painting some design then clear coating
  11. I decided on three totally different paint schemes today! It's a good thing I'm a long way away from paint...
  12. rude

    rude XS650 Addict

    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.


    The Norton attached was my inspiration

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  13. Yamaha_chop

    Yamaha_chop Fabricator Extraordinare

    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.
  14. deemudduck

    deemudduck XS650 Member

    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.
  15. motorbreath

    motorbreath XS650 Addict

    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
  16. That's gonna cost you (unless you are a great airbrush artist). Sounds great though - I love the idea.
  17. jamesgs4

    jamesgs4 fuck this, let's ride!

    cheap clear yellows fast. Buy a quality clear from PPG, Dupont, HOK etc, and you won't have to worry about yellowing.
  18. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru

    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. :thumbsup::D:laugh:
  19. Good call, Leo! It needed the "push" of a double post......blind dart throwing works well, too.
  20. 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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