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  1. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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...
  2. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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...
  3. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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...
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    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    Opinions please. 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...
  5. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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.
  6. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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.
  7. beachcomber

    HELP - ANY STAINLESS WELDER PEEPS OUT THERE ?

    Yes - and just to put things into perspective ............... In defence of the original "welder" - he said from the outset he was no welder, but would "stick the parts together".
  8. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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.
  9. beachcomber

    2x stroke street tracker - project coming together slowly.

    Might just convert me to Smokers yet !! Stunning job, congratulations.
  10. beachcomber

    New to me PT Cruiser

    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...
  11. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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...
  12. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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...
  13. beachcomber

    2x stroke street tracker - project coming together slowly.

    Exciting times for sure when you can see the finishing post in sight !
  14. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    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. Thanx again.
  15. beachcomber

    Deacon's CB350 - Back At It

    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...
  16. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    Thanx for that Teazer. There'a guy in Germany that runs Ignitech on his KZ750 Twin, but we have translation issues using Google ! I can't afford to get it wrong. I have asked another German pal whose English is pretty good to have a go for me. As it happens he has a Czech guy working for him...
  17. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    Oh yes MT, the boring bit ! Not made easier by the fact that I am using 4 year old filler and it's not as soft and creamy as it once was ! With over 3 kilos left, I can't afford to be choosy and throw it away. Teazer, here is the comms between Ignitech and myself - they have asked for...
  18. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    Next stage in getting the tank surfaced. The pix are for newcomers who might find the process useful.
  19. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    No way Doc ... the Ignitech system is around £200 and will work perfectly with my existing ignition delivery system and coils. It has the same retard facilities as the MSD. The only issue is that Ignitech requires wiring loom diagram + pictures of the OEM components and connections. Of course I...
  20. beachcomber

    "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

    Many thanx for the link. Seems my problem was contacting the retailers for info !!!
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