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    Painting Another Helmet (Finished Video)

    My helmets are not totally matt before I clear them I would say more of a satin to semi gloss so not sure if spraying over matt would come out full gloss but, I would expect it to. When I use the spraymax 2k glamor I usually lay down a light first coat then let it get just beyond tacky and do a...
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    Painting Another Helmet (Finished Video)

    I can actually still buy it at my local auto paint store in CA which is surprising!
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    Painting Another Helmet (Finished Video)

    Createx acrylic. Spraymax 2k clear for the finish.
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    Painting Another Helmet (Finished Video)

    Well I finished the second helmet and it was a nightmare! Originally this helmet had lots of graphics on it and I don't think I sanded some of them off well enough so when I pulled off some off my mask it pulled off some of my paint and the original paint:mad: It meant I had to sand down some...
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    Painting Another Helmet (Finished Video)

    Just started another helmet. A little more intricate this time.
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    Painted My First Helmet

    Thanks! Biggest things I learned, only use fine line vinyl tape and make a plan and try to do all of the painting over a couple of days. I had some of the tape on for far too long.
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    Painted My First Helmet

    So I got around to trying helmet painting. I had and old helmet to practice on and bought a cheap airbrush and a small detail spraygun. I think this came out pretty decent for my first attempt. The paint is Createx water based and all but the white is pearlized. I cleared it with the...
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    Swap out the front end of an old BSA A65

    Would it not be easier to look for original A65 forks. I don't think they are especially hard to come by.
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    DO THE TON BIKE OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2021 WINNER!

    Well thanks everybody, this is very much appreciated. Now I have two botm wins! This one was for my dad though r.i.p dad the #27 lives on.
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    Triumph tr5mx Build - Finished!

    Fired it up yesterday, started second kick just needs a bit of carb tuning.
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