Help needed with stripes

Charlie

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Hello there,I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right place so move it as nec. I have been restoring a '77 Honda CB400f for the last few years and have run into a snag I'm hoping somebody can help me with.The tank is Parakeet yellow and prior to painting I took lots of photos of the stripe positions along with measurements and wrote them on the tank for future reference prior to stripping. I had an SD card that I used to take photos of the whole process from buying to stripping re-building etc Over the years the card has gone AWOL and I have no idea of the positioning of the stripes!!!! I have searched the net and found nothing so is there anyone out there that can help? I live 150kms east of Toronto and would not be upset at having to travel(after lockdown) to get help. Ideally I would be more than happy to pay someone to apply them as,quite frankly,I don't trust myself to do the job!!
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Stay safe,
Charlie
 

Jimbonaut

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Welcome to DTT Charlie - sadly I can be of little help with the striping (there are some guys that have worked/are working on CB400's here though so hopefully they'll chime in) but we're hoping to sell up and move to Prince Edward County in the summer if this current shitstorm allows. Beer on a sunny terrace mate? Dream a little dream...
 

Charlie

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Thanks,hopefully something will turn up. We ride the County a lot during the summer on my TransAlp,maybe we'll meet
 

trek97

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I thought I saw the specs for 1977 tank decals recently.
Im looking for them.
 

trek97

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Here ya go dude..

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trek97

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You can use the wet method for application.
If you're careful and relatively quick it can be helpful.

Wash and rinse tank. 50/50 mix 70% isopropyl alcohol and distilled water.
add a drop or two of dish soap to a spray bottle full of distilled water.
Spray tank and keep it wet.
Lighty apply decals to the wet tank. Wetness will help if you need to reposition.
Use a squeegee or credit card to smooth out any bubbles and adhere as you apply.
Allow to dry and done.
Rinse tank again then its ready for clear coat.

For decals that size I would have a helper keep tank wet so I could work with both my hands.
 

Charlie

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You can use the wet method for application.
If you're careful and relatively quick it can be helpful.

Wash and rinse tank. 50/50 mix 70% isopropyl alcohol and distilled water.
add a drop or two of dish soap to a spray bottle full of distilled water.
Spray tank and keep it wet.
Lighty apply decals to the wet tank. Wetness will help if you need to reposition.
Use a squeegee or credit card to smooth out any bubbles and adhere as you apply.
Allow to dry and done.
Rinse tank again then its ready for clear coat.

For decals that size I would have a helper keep tank wet so I could work with both my hands.
 

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