Gas tank decals??

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by WaterDog, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. WaterDog

    WaterDog New Member

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    I am hoping to find some graphics for the gas tank and maybe motor. My original thought was to make templates and paint. But decals under a good clear engine paint would be so much easier. I know theres an advertiser on this forum, but he has limited selections. Didnt have much luck google'ing it either. Anyway...just wondering if yall have any suggestions or websites. Thanks as always.
     
  2. 2door

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    What specifically are you looking for?
    I wanted some Norton decals. I found plenty on fleabay but they were the cheap water slide type then I stumbled on a local motorcycle shop that deals in vintage British bikes. He had original Norton NOS tank decals.
    I'm sure if you looked you could find almost anything you wanted with a google search.
    As for clearing over them, that's a good idea especially if a gasoline spill is possible. Be sure the clear coat you choose is gasoline resistant.
    I've had good luck with Top Flite, model airplane clear coat. It stands up to gas, alcohol and nitromethane. Good luck.
    Tom
     
  3. Tim_B_172

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    Custom Decals & Stickers, Design Online, Design Decals Online, Online Design

    You can have them make whatever you want. Upload an image or do text only in a variety of fonts. They have a few sizes to choose from, but you could always have you're image or logo or whatever printed on an over sized sticker and cut off what you don't need.

    I found this site because I'm thinking of ordering some stickers for my tank on my new build, but I wont know what I want on it until I see it built and ready to ride. ;)
     
  4. WaterDog

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    The sponsor icon on here 'savegasmoney' has exactly what im looking as far as the kit, just not the specific graphic i want. Their decals are sized for the half gallon tank from the 66cc kits. They even have decals sized for the engine componenets. Ill poke around a bit with some different keywords. Ill post the link if i find something extraordinary.
     
  5. AslansMonkey

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    You can buy slide off decal paper that prints on your ink jet and then clear coat it. The decals are semi transparent however so you may need to print over a white background. This is what I did for my bomber bike's "betty."
     

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  6. HYBRID

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    Hi. The tank pictured was just flat unpainted metal. I had painted everything on it minus the
    big Montesa sticker in the middle of the gas tank and then simply eurethaned over all. It's
    not a "prize-winner" by any means, but a cheap inexpensive way to add a little
    personal artistic expression. If you mess up, simply sand reprime and do over. I got the
    Decal off Ebay for like 10 bucks. Hope this helps or at least gives you another option.
    -Cheers
    -HYBRID
     
  7. HYBRID

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    Sorry - File was to big. anyways - Here's what I was talking about...
     

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    Fantastic! Good to hear too as I jus' picked up a pack of the inkjet transfer transparencies to play with (^)
     
  9. 2door

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    Monkey,
    Very imaginative. Being a WWII fighter fan the D Day stripes caught my eye immediately. That's great. I really like the rivet and panel line detail. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Tom
     
  10. AslansMonkey

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    Yeah, turned out nice, though the decals took a few tries. The unit and aircraft markings as well as the bar/star are also decals since I was too lazy to just paint them and I had the materials. I had to leave a white space on the invasion stripes for that of course. I also made the "rivet" pattern in photo shop and applied them all over the frame.

    The entire thing was then coated with automotive clear coat.

    I only wish the bike was as fast as the decals imply. I'm working on the tweaking the motor now.

    The unit and aircraft letters, btw, are the initials of my three sons.
     

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