New OCC Chopper paint!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by TerrontheSnake, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. leftywoody

    leftywoody New Member

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    If you lightly scuff the surface with some coarse steel wool then apply the stripper it will go very fast , clean off the stripper with more coarse steel wool after the paint has lifted then wash the bare metal down with cheap laquer thinner . Use aircraft paint stripper or similar type at most hardware stores . Do not use the most inexpensive stripper . It will slow you down . Steel wool is cheap . Keep a bucket of clean water near you in case you get some stripper on you to wash it off . I guarantee it will happen . the laquer thinner can degrease and remove paint residue also as you are wiping the frame down . I have prepped hundreds of vehicles and motorcycles useing these products and it worked every time .
     
  2. MrLarkins

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    how'd you get that pattern? red frame with fishnet, then painted black?
     
  3. eomonkeyboi24

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    Thanks! I will definitely use this method.
     
  4. TerrontheSnake

    TerrontheSnake New Member

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    yeah you just have to let it sit and soak into the paint for a lil while also this should be in a shop with good ventilation.
    (I only mean a little while, like 5 minutes or so)
     
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  5. TerrontheSnake

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    Umm yeah, frame was mostly black except the rear wheel area and the triple tree downtube. There I put on a nice thick layer of a pretty bold red. Once all the red dried (wait at least a day) then you lay on the stockings. I learned with this paint job that it looks best if you can get a wave going on. Then start spraying the black and try to do it from one direction so you can get a shadowed effect plus dont over do the black, you don't want to start over. Then I hit it with a non yellowing laquer just a thin coat or two for shine. I would have been better off using an automotive quality urethane, but I made due with what I had.
     
  6. eomonkeyboi24

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    ok. do u know the best kind of spray paint for bikes? And maybe a clear coat too.
     
  7. TerrontheSnake

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    In hindsight I would go to the auto store and buy their spray paints because they are more durable (made for cars) Candy has a line available at my local knecks I will be using it next time, it is a lil more spendy but that will pay off real quick. Candy has three steps they have a primer/chrome, Clear Color, and a clear coat. Their clear coat is the best option for you. It is durable, and most of all wont get messed up if you get a lil gas on it.
     
  8. leftywoody

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    plasti-kote Car Color is one option if you can find it . I think I got it at an Auto Parts Store or Car Quest . Used by NASCAR . Comes in 6oz. spray cans I used it on some other applications and was very satisfied .
     
  9. TerrontheSnake

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    Yep thats the stuff I'm talking about!
     
  10. TerrontheSnake

    TerrontheSnake New Member

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    This forum is amazin
     
  11. Ghost0

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    Here are some graphics I did on a friends Harley a few weeks ago. Turned out pretty nice although the photo doesn't do it justice. The pearl really messes with the camera. I did this on either side of the tank and the rear fender. If he ever gets it put back together I can take some photos of the finished bike.
     

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  12. eomonkeyboi24

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    looks awesome! He did a really good job. Did he airbrush it?
     
  13. Ghost0

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    I did it, and yes I used a combination of air brush, masking and a medium sized touch up gun. No need to pull out the big gun for tanks and fenders, the big gun is only for cars.
     
  14. eomonkeyboi24

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    Sorry I got confused because you said friends bike and I read it too quickly lol. But it looks good, You have a nice talent there.
     
  15. Ghost0

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    Here is the pic of the finished bike.
     

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  16. TerrontheSnake

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    Very Nice, yeah I know how the camera does with pearls. Looks very cool Ghost, and that is a sweet looking Hog too!
     

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