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Author Topic: Easy way to try basic color on bike  (Read 1148 times)

Offline Ride

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Easy way to try basic color on bike
« on: Jan 05, 2018, 16:46:27 »
Iím building a bandit with custom seat cowl and nose. I find it hard  imagining the outcome when the parts are all mismatched colors.

What would be a cheap easy way to try colors? And by colors I mean a silver or white just to get a rough idea?

Vinyl wrap? The compound curve tank will be tough to cover but for a rough trial it could suffice.

Tempura paint?

Plastidip is an option but requires many coats to remove in a sheet.




Offline STERRCB750

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2018, 17:29:47 »
What about using photo shop or other program to change the color on the photo you have? That is free 

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2018, 17:38:48 »
Hang a white sheet behind the bike and take a good straight on hi-res photo.  Use a computer and go nuts with a paint program.
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Offline Ride

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2018, 18:46:20 »
Sounds interesting!  I have no experience with paint programs, any suggestions?

Offline kagraves

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2018, 21:23:48 »
Photoshop would be best,  if you take a nice high res shots I can do some renders for you.

Offline Ride

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2018, 14:19:20 »
Photoshop would be best,  if you take a nice high res shots I can do some renders for you.

Thatís awesome of you! What resolution? I can use my GoPro.

White sheet background?

Offline kagraves

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2018, 01:52:27 »
White is easier but not necessary, and the highest possible resolution really. Gives a better start to the render.

Offline Ride

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #7 on: Jan 12, 2018, 11:48:34 »
White is easier but not necessary, and the highest possible resolution really. Gives a better start to the render.
Iíll be in touch soon. I have to mock up the bike for the picture. Iíll then post up results for those following this thread. Thanks man!

Offline kagraves

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #8 on: Jan 21, 2018, 00:47:56 »
How's the build coming along?

Offline Ride

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Re: Easy way to try basic color on bike
« Reply #9 on: Jan 22, 2018, 06:01:58 »
How's the build coming along?
No further progress just not enough hours in the day lately!