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View Poll Results: Which Paint Scheme is Your Favorite?
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:21 AM   #41
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how about the HM Plant Honda paintwork, sexy as , one of the best looking bikes on the grid, simple straightforward paintjob, good graphics retailer would be useful and easy to touch up if (when) you go down
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Good point on the touchups. I have allready been down several times and have not raced at all.

I like this paint job, maybe on the too simple side for me. I want a little more bling
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:27 AM   #42
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............ I want a little more bling

thats how it always starts
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:49 AM   #43
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i think you could be more creative. how about the orange and neon blue. i mean blue is the fastest color and the house of color tangerine is tight. #6
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:49 PM   #44
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Here is the final concept

Aight folks. Thanks for all the votes and opinions! Here is the final concept I have chosen. I will start painting as soon as the weather gets a tad warmer. I can warm up the garage but I would rather wait till it is at least over 60 outside, then I can get it over 70 in the garage pretty easy.

For reference #4 is the basic design I like the best.

Here are the final concept drawings (I will post the final paint job when I get it done):
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I say tell you this after much experience, simpler is better.

If you go with an elaborate paint scheme, it's going to be tougher to repair.

I like this scheme you drew up best, it's my personal favorite, but I'd cut down on all the color separations and lines and go with some more solid colors.

You'll be glad you did when you do your first repair.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:00 PM   #46
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I say tell you this after much experience, simpler is better.

If you go with an elaborate paint scheme, it's going to be tougher to repair.

I like this scheme you drew up best, it's my personal favorite, but I'd cut down on all the color separations and lines and go with some more solid colors.

You'll be glad you did when you do your first repair.

I am probably not going to do any pinstripping or anything fancy on the color seperations other than to use fine-line tape between the primary colors. If it comes out too rough on the transitions I will go ahead and shoot all my clear and just hire a pinstripper to run a line down them.

The other option is to back-tape and use fine-line tape to make the tri color transitions but I don't think I am going to do that for the reasons you mention above. I have already crashed like 3 times and have yet to run in my first race.

Advice taken, but still fun to draw it pretty
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I say tell you this after much experience, simpler is better.

If you go with an elaborate paint scheme, it's going to be tougher to repair.

I like this scheme you drew up best, it's my personal favorite, but I'd cut down on all the color separations and lines and go with some more solid colors.

You'll be glad you did when you do your first repair.

that is true.

In my opinion, he would get tired of the color scheme and repaint it sooner or later. It may look real good on paper but in real life it might not. It happened to me many times before.
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I am probably not going to do any pinstripping or anything fancy on the color seperations other than to use fine-line tape between the primary colors. If it comes out too rough on the transitions I will go ahead and shoot all my clear and just hire a pinstripper to run a line down them.

The other option is to back-tape and use fine-line tape to make the tri color transitions but I don't think I am going to do that for the reasons you mention above. I have already crashed like 3 times and have yet to run in my first race.

Advice taken, but still fun to draw it pretty
Don't get me wrong, I'm with you 100%. I'd draw it up pretty too. I was just suggesting practicality with real world application.

For instance, try drawing up the tank in one color, do the tail number plate in solid yellow all across the top and to the red separation on the side (which is more realistic for a legal number plate anyway), and do majority of yellow across the front for the front number plate (also more realistic).

My guess is that it will still look very cool and give you a real world look at what you'll end up with

I'd also highly recommend NOT using fine-line or any other plastic striping under or on top of clear coat, that shyte is a bitcch to get off when you have to repair/ repaint. Use it to cut your lines when you paint, but man, it's a huge headache to get off again. Especially when you're already 'cause you have to repair crash damage anyway

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that is true.

In my opinion, he would get tired of the color scheme and repaint it sooner or later. It may look real good on paper but in real life it might not. It happened to me many times before.
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I like the designs though, on those!
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I hear you brotha man. I am not a great painter so it will be simple, and trust me I am not going to use any pinstripping tape!!!!!!!!

I painted the first pass at this bike in red and used that pinstripping tape underneath... It turned out ok but I really didn't like the overall look. What a pain in the it was to get that tape off! Been there done that !

I am going to do a back-tapping process where you back-tape the general pattern (roll the tape back on itself as to not create a paint line). Paint the transition color and then lay down the fine-line tape. So if I am have orange and white as primary colors I would back-tape and paint black. Then paint the primary colors on either side of the transition, remove the tape and shoot the clear. Basically that gives you the pinstripping effect so between orange and white I would have a fine black line. Making lots of tight corners is tough for a pinstripper but this is easy and very very simple to do and works really well.

On the number plates: I have the dimensions of the CMRA required plates so when I get to those I am sure they will look different than this concept, especially on the tail. The front plate will look like this guys (with a yellow background):

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Talk to you l8r, I need to chat with you soon about getting in one of the classes to get my CMRA license started.
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crapp i didnt see 6 until after i voted. it wins
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:33 PM   #52
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:47 PM   #53
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Those are a few of the bikes I've painted for friends over the past several years...





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Ha ha ... I should have known.... you want to paint mine?
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Ha ha ... I should have known.... you want to paint mine?
Actually, now's a good time to do that- I'm not working on anything but my own right now.
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As long as it doesn't look like this:

Vote on my Paint Job

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Old 01-06-2009, 02:44 PM   #56
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#1 is killer...
#5 is cool too, but widen the white stripe a bit.
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