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  1. johnu

    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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    Triumph tr5mx Build - Finished!

    Well we got it finished in under a year! I think dad would approve. Hope to get out to the track next week and will get some video. Right side shift plus one up three down is going to be a little confusing. Done it on road bikes before but not MX!
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    Triumph tr5mx Build - Finished!

    Photo shoot for the build today! Pro pics to come later.
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    Making Seat For The First Time Triumph TR5mx

    Finally got my seat done. It's not perfect but it will be fine for this project. I think I would rather make tanks than seats, it was quite a task.
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    Want To Start Airbrushing ?s

    Thanks for the reply! I am by no means an artist, just looking to do some fairly simple helmet painting. That's some awesome work right there:cool:
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    Triumph tr5mx Build - Finished!

    Mudflap on just the seat cover to make!
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    Want To Start Airbrushing ?s

    Thanks for the comprehensive reply, just what I was looking for. My friend owns a body shop and they use only PPG paint which also says is very expensive. Unfortunately his shop is 300 miles from me so I can't just run over there for help. I will look at the astro guns.
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    Want To Start Airbrushing ?s

    So after painting my BSA gas tank recently I've decided that rattle cans really aren't the way to go. The exception to that for me is the Spraymax 2k clear, that stuff is awesome. I am now looking at spraying some helmets and down the line more tanks as well. So I want to purchase a small...
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    Triumph tr5mx Build - Finished!

    Tank is done. Got the clear on yesterday!
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    Painting My Tank Questions

    Got clear on and it came out prety decent considering my front yard spray area:D
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    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    Almost there just need to clearcoat:)
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    Painting My Tank Questions

    Ready for clear. Got some finger prints on the paint when I was applying the decals, what should I clean them off with prior to clear coat?
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