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I did go down that path as a "whatif" before the attachment brackets were glassed in ! I went for a Satin Black [ pic on bench ] - the pinstripe tape was just to give a rough idea ............ excuse the Stevie Wonder application !
I hadn't contemplated the stripes at that stage as I was...
I've done a test piece on a scrap piece of GRP sheet to get some idea of the finish I could expect as it's difficult to anticipate what effect the clear lacquer might have.
My pal suggested wrapping, but I've gone too far down this path to swap.
Agree re: "two tone" Red - it has to be the same...
Thanx for the feedback RS. White is not my favourite colour for a bike - and certainly not a 60's choice generally.
Teazer, certainly a Maroon would suit the Silver, but I think it might clash with the Post Office Red of the frame.
I've decided to see it through now -as you say I'll offer it...
This is the first heavy flow coat ... bear in mind it is a base coat and will require clear lacquer. Two more coats to be applied - the final 2 using top grade thinners.
It is looking close to the idea of an "aluminium" tank / seat, which is what I was looking for rather than...
Feeling it a bit more now.
I've switched to my full size spray gun with a larger nozzle [ was using the touch up gun ] as the paint was going on dry. Got a real nice heavy flow coat on with the new gun and I'm feeling happier about the finish.
Still not 100% about the colour combo - we'll see.
Hmmmmm - got a heavy ground coat of Silver on the tank today ..... not feeling the love at the moment.
Anyway, it's not a huge panel so I'll persevere and see what it looks like when the flow coat goes on.
Stand by for a possible left turn Clyde.
Tank finally ready for the first of the Silver topcoats. Final Black guide coat, final primer and flat off with 600 and diluted washing up liquid.
I've ordered premium thinners for the actual finish coats and lacquer, but for now I'll use the "Trade" thinners.
Well I got the wheels back and that included the spacers, nut and lock nuts - in fact everything I need to fit them. There were a couple of kerbing scuffs on the fronts and I've just spent a n hour with the Dremel and a fine burr and some 600 wet and dry and all back to normal. I decided to...
Thanx MT. I'm a bit out of practice with filling / surfacing and I'm dead chuffed it's come out so well after only 3 passes.
Of course it will be a whole new ball game once the Satin Black guide coat goes on, but at least it's really close now.
Thanx to NR I got a preview of what my stripes...
Final knock down of the rough filler today and heavy coat of primer filler.
Then it's out with the knifing stopper and a Satin Black guide coat for final surfacing.
The annoying thing is that it was all surfaced before my pal glassed in the mounting brackets !! He used so much glass / resin...
Bloody hell ....... better than Photoshop.
Thanx for the headsup, not sure how I missed that first time around.
In one of the pix it looks like the stripes will continue on over the fairing, which was my plan too. I've asked if there are any finished pix of the fairing.
No Riders just pointed me in your direction - great job BTW.
I've been through several incarnations of stripes and eventually come up with something very similar to you - albeit Red on Silver !!
Do you have a picture of the 1/2 fairing painted ? I have a very similar fairing which I might use...