1st Bike...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:47 pm
A buddy came by the shop today with the first bike i've painted.
My 2 megapixel camera sucks! But the finish is excellent. :)

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Here's some sketches of the 2nd bike i'm working on. Gotta get this
done ASAP (whatever that means). I got a photo of the bike in side
profile, scanned it into Illustrator, made outlines of the pieces
and made copies to sketch on.

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It's taking forever... :shock:
A man can do all things if he but wills them.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:56 pm
Dude, I know it's a **** but post as many pictures and write as much as you can detailing the process.

Thanks.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:38 am
Han, I am gonna ask a dumb question but what is an illustrator ?

highway



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:42 am
Adobe Illustrator, It's the premier "drawing/illustrating" program that's
been out for many years now. I prefer a light box though for something
like this.

Various photo's:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v345/zsolo/?start=0

:)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:49 pm
the link says to log in to see pics...



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:23 pm
Dude, I know it's a ***** but post as many pictures and write as much as you can detailing the process.


It IS a pain! j/k...

The process is straight forward.

1. The tank was chemically stripped then scuff 80. Etch primed, then 2 coats of epoxy.
2. the fairing was manually stripped with 220 (i thinks) inside and out.
Followed up with scuff pad. 2 coats of epoxy.
3. Wetsand everything with 400. Shot the chevy yellow (5459 i thinks).
Layed 3 coats of clear. Let dry (few days) then wetsand 600.
4. Used 1/4" 3M blue vinyl to layout the flames.
5. Shot 4 coats of Old Skool flake gold pearl mixed in clear base;
Dupont 150 Balancer. The flames are WAY too ghost. I either didn't
mix enough pearl and/or didn't shoot enough coats. BUT, when the sun
hits it just right, the flames sweet.
6. Lastly, shot 3 more coats of clear.

The base coat is Dupont Chromabase. The epoxy and clear is **********.
you can check out the pics of this bike on my photobucket album.

:)
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Ok, made my photbucket account "public" so everyone can see. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:47 am
those flames look killer!


Hot dogs and Miller High Life, lol...the lunch of champions! :wink:



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:04 am
Thems not hot dogs, they is hot links! High Life for us thugs in da hood.

Yours truely (I can't ride, just a poser).

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Yes I can tell....you can bearly touch the floor...LOL :lol:
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