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Author Topic: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"  (Read 32702 times)

Offline noahdog

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run" Color Decisions
« Reply #90 on: Mar 08, 2010, 20:09:16 »
So I'm trying to come up with a color for the bike. I'm leaning heavily towards a burgandy/wine color with a candy clear coat. There's an auto store near me that mixes Duplicolor paint to match standard auto color codes. After going through the color code PDF on the Duplicolor site I'm only finding one color that comes close to what I'm envisioning. It's a Dark Cherry Red by Hyundai which is ironic since my daily 4 wheel cage is a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. Here's the color, what are your thoughts?


Offline Gryph

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #91 on: Mar 08, 2010, 21:32:55 »
Very classic, I love it.  Kinda wish I hadn't gone with plain ol' black on mine.  You gonna throw any stripes on there?

Offline noahdog

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #92 on: Mar 09, 2010, 08:57:40 »
I'm kinda thinking of putting a silver stripe either down the middle of the tank and seat or maybe offset  a couple of inches to one side or the other.

Offline diesel450

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #93 on: Mar 09, 2010, 10:11:55 »
I like the color and the offset silver stripe idea. maybe one wide and one thin stripe?

Offline noahdog

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #94 on: Mar 09, 2010, 12:51:37 »
Yeah, if I go offset I'm thinking maybe a half inch stripe next to a 2 inch one with 1/4-1/2" in between.

Offline tWistedWheelz

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #95 on: Mar 09, 2010, 13:00:49 »
My suggestion would be an off-set stripe about 3-4 inches wide in a nice dark gray or charcoal with thin white pin stripes to boarder the transition! Should look great with that crimson! Black would look great as accents on that color as well, createing a nice 4 color scheme overall!

Offline noahdog

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #96 on: Mar 09, 2010, 13:25:31 »
My suggestion would be an off-set stripe about 3-4 inches wide in a nice dark gray or charcoal with thin white pin stripes to boarder the transition! Should look great with that crimson! Black would look great as accents on that color as well, createing a nice 4 color scheme overall!

Pin stripes might be a little beyond my painting skills right now. :-[  This will be my first attempt at painting a bike with a spray gun and compressor. I did the SR250 restoration in all rattle cans which turned out pretty well but I probably spent more on spray paint than I would on cans of paint to run through the sprayer.

Offline tWistedWheelz

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #97 on: Mar 09, 2010, 14:00:21 »
You don't have to hand stripe them, lay out your tape for gray stripe, lay the gray, then some clear, remove tape and wet sand, then lay out tape for both "pin stripes" on the transition area, spray white, clear, remove tape, wet sand, clear all again! Done!

Offline noahdog

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #98 on: Mar 09, 2010, 16:16:27 »
That sounds do-able I guess. The next question is do I have the stripe down the fairing as well?

Offline tWistedWheelz

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Re: 1977 KZ400 Build "Logan's Run"
« Reply #99 on: Mar 09, 2010, 16:22:21 »
That sounds do-able I guess. The next question is do I have the stripe down the fairing as well?

Well its yours, you don't HAVE to do anything, but if it where mine, that stripe would continue over every paintable surface it crosses! Just makes for a more custom and nice look. Makes it like you left no detail unfinished!