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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Bodywork / Painting / Plating => Topic started by: milehigh on Jun 27, 2012, 11:57:56

Title: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: milehigh on Jun 27, 2012, 11:57:56
Here is a rough start on Justin's tank.  All the metal work is finished, been testing different paint to see what sticks best.  Scribbled down an outline last night about 40x and kept testing different paints...i think i've cracked the code, now its time to lay down some patient awesome shit.
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 27, 2012, 12:03:46
Yep. I can definitely dig it!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 27, 2012, 12:26:15
The only concern I would have is oxidation of the raw tank . I think usually guys treat tanks with wd40 or something like that regularly to prevent this but how do you plan to protect the paint from the solvent?. I had thought of doing something like this but ran into this conundrum. I have heard that the raw metal can actually show oxidation under clear coat as well. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: hurley209 on Jun 27, 2012, 12:27:11
clear coat dude.
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: hurley209 on Jun 27, 2012, 12:28:49
oh and awesome lol
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: milehigh on Jun 27, 2012, 12:52:23
this ain't my first rodeo. lol.  the metal raw would certainly have some corrosion if left that way--esp. considering the spirals strip it down to a fresh layer.  That being said, it also provides the cleanest look to the tank.  I've found that some 2k paint does the trick, adheres pretty well and does not allow for oxidation or solvent damage.  Check the tank on my CL450...been that way for months, hasn't changed a bit--rain, gas, whatever, not a change.  There are also other alternative coatings you can put on there to protect a bare tank, if that is your desired look.  Check out Gibbs penetrant http://www.roadsters.com/gibbs/  shits pretty awesome from what i've heard.  The 2k clear coat gives the tank a constant wet look and is really bulletproof stuff--just don't inhale it or you die. X-(
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 27, 2012, 12:56:24
Yeah i saw your tank and had the same thought. Only time will tell i suppose. Does the 2k clear have good adherence to raw unetched metal without primer?
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: milehigh on Jun 27, 2012, 13:14:43
Yeah i saw your tank and had the same thought. Only time will tell i suppose. Does the 2k clear have good adherence to raw unetched metal without primer?

Seems to be ok thus far.  Got to do some heavy coats to make it thick enough to hold up.  I've also heard the POR15 DTM 2k works well...but haven't tried it yet.  If it fails, its just a matter of removing it and redoing it...so its not like there is much concern there. 
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Jun 27, 2012, 14:38:42
I like...
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Bellicose on Jun 27, 2012, 19:26:20
I've also heard the POR15 DTM 2k works well...but haven't tried it yet.


Try some POR15 Glisten PC. Designed for metal, brass, copper and all sorts of other surfaces and looks like glass when finished.
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 27, 2012, 20:21:38
Whoa! That's a killer tank.
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: DreadRock on Jun 27, 2012, 23:37:26
I'm telling yea man im going to sent you a old tank that is junk inside and have you do one so i can hang it behind the bar !
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: milehigh on Jun 28, 2012, 12:10:59
Got a little more done on the tank last night...coming along nicely.  I ended up removing the first scull i did and re-doing it, better.  added the black lines around the sides and bottom...gonna be stellar.
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 28, 2012, 12:16:41
HELL. FUCKING. YES!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Kanticoy on Jun 28, 2012, 12:40:58
This is so badass.

Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: dmrhoades on Jun 28, 2012, 12:46:42
sweet!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: milehigh on Jun 29, 2012, 12:31:24
let me reward your kind words with this:
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Kanticoy on Jun 29, 2012, 12:40:45
Oh dear god....

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Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 29, 2012, 12:45:09
Sweet Jebus. That will be Yinzer's new Avatar in

Five....Four...Three...Two.....
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: gray on Jun 29, 2012, 13:29:54
let me reward your kind words with this:
(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=38757.0;attach=57132;image)

Quoted for awesome.
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Jun 29, 2012, 16:30:10
Oh... bloody hell...
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: DreadRock on Jun 29, 2012, 21:10:16
I want to see that tats you don't see !!!!!

Been thinking about that tank and I think you should scrap it do to the fact it has small dings in it and gives it way to much character !
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: smoke on Jul 03, 2012, 01:49:25
http://thugxwife.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: milehigh on Jul 06, 2012, 10:40:35
The tank is 90% finished.  Still nailing out the metal work on the tail, will have that all wrapped up this weekend then its 2k time and off to Justin!!!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 06, 2012, 10:42:57
Oh hell yeah!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: DreadRock on Jul 06, 2012, 10:48:20
OUTSTANDING !
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 06, 2012, 10:59:45
God! that's sic, the tank too.....
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 06, 2012, 11:10:42
looks great mile high. Are you planning on doing any custom paint on your 450 tank?
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: milehigh on Jul 06, 2012, 11:14:33
looks great mile high. Are you planning on doing any custom paint on your 450 tank?

The 450 is pretty much finished, so no custom paint on it planned.  I'm sure i'll be doing something in the same vein on one of my future builds...its a very cool technique and i like the way the colors pop off the metal. 

Thanks for the support dudes.  If anyone wants a custom tank of your styling, shoot me a PM for the deets.

Cheers,

H
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Captmilk76 on Jul 06, 2012, 15:40:58
axeugene27, I love your avatar pic
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 07, 2012, 00:58:46
some crazy ktm photo i found on pipeburn or bike efix i forget. But thanks I found it suiting.
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 09, 2012, 11:03:34
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/40b3e10e.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/4baa0eb2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/f181f952.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/10038100.jpg)
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: troybilt on Jul 09, 2012, 11:24:25
One word: Bad Ass! Oops, that's two.
I'll fix: BADASS!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: DreadRock on Jul 09, 2012, 23:07:51
Holy shit i need to wipe the drool off my face HELL YEA MAN !









P.S Henry OUTSTANDING !!!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 10, 2012, 21:55:48
Under some shiny clear!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/c8c788de.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/dc2b23c9.jpg)
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Kanticoy on Jul 10, 2012, 23:07:45
Freakin gorgeous.

Mad science bitches!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 11, 2012, 10:20:58
Thanks again to Henry for laying down this amazing paint. HuzzaH!
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: Maritime on Jul 11, 2012, 11:34:30
Yes, that is sweet, can't wait to see that on the bike, Get it done or bring the tank and fender to Dock's at least so I can see it.

Cheers,

Maritime
Title: Re: Justin's DT tank.
Post by: milehigh on Jul 11, 2012, 11:36:01
fuck yeah buddy! can't wait till it gets on the bike.  going to be one badass DT by the time its all said and done.  Shipping out today with the braided line and that tail light, as promised.