Paint Colour


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Paint Colour

Postby macka » Mon May 30, 2011 12:07 pm



Seeing that the PO had the bike apart and parts in storage, the fairing and the plastic has been cosmetically damaged with scratches. So the current colour is wineberry, but what colours actually look good on the wing?



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Re: Paint Colour

Postby macka » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:07 am

nobody has ideas? I guess I'll try cadpat/marpat :mrgreen: and see if it looks cool

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:54 am

Whatever color you like...I'm pretty sure what I would pick would not be favored by a lot of people. :)

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby macka » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:20 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Whatever color you like...I'm pretty sure what I would pick would not be favored by a lot of people. :)


I don't want to paint it hot pink or some other colour outside of the man spectrum of colours. :mrgreen:

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby CraigS » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:06 pm

If I told you the color I liked, then there might be ANOTHER bike that color running around.
Go with what YOU want. Even if you're colorblind.

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby macka » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:16 pm

burgendy definately doesn't work, gonna try flat olive green, I think that will work. If it does, all I need to do is talk to my buddy about powder coating the chrome flat black and maybe a set of new pipes in flat black or matching green.

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby DragonRider » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:32 pm

Military olive drab? interesting. Painted my wifes '82 in blue with multi shades for effect.

My '83 is still being discussed since I will want something more...

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby biker4christ » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:16 am

i did mine in blk with red pearl in the clear,looks good. personaly i hate havin a bike that looks just like someone elses bike,when i bought a sportster a few yrs back ,07, i had it tore apart 1st winter and painted it so no one had one like it. then its easy for me because i do bodywork and paint.
do it in whatever color or design YOU like, PERSONALIZE IT,,,olive gr and blk does sound int..
gd luck and God bless :D

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby macka » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:29 am

black with red pearl.........wish I had of thought of that. I have a friend who is a photoshop guru who is going to do a mock up for me to see if it works, instead of trial and repaint. We also thought up big flake metallic red and pearl white with metalic silver pinstriping.

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby biker4christ » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:45 am

Macka, the only thing with the large flakes is that it takes ALOT of clear coat to keep it nice and smooth,these wings are mostly plastic,the more clear you have to use ,the easier it is to "crack" the paint,, im sure you have seen this on some cars with plasyic bumpers. and once you have that it really sux tryin to get it down to paintable again,
go with a smaller flake and 3,maybe 4 coats clear,,use plenty flex additive in your paint ,and a good adhesion spray on your parts,,bulldog 1.2.3. works good and it also makes the paint flex,but use a little with each coat also.
good luck,and God bless

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby macka » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:26 am

Thanks Biker,

using SEM flex paint and according to your advice getting the mini gold flakes. Frame is getting gloss black rust bullet.

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Re: Paint Colour

Postby macka » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:32 pm

freewilly00 wrote:choose want you want as long at it will complement with the design of the vehicle.


definately, small flake metalic fire engine red and pearl white with metalic silver pin stripes. The chrome is getting stripped, and powder coated satin black, and the pipes are gonna get blacked out when they get changed.




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