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Old 03-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
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I've finished the paintwork. It's done with rattle cans and just when I finished the last clear coat a great big fly landed in it so I had to leave it to dry and rub it down again.

I've found that to get a good finish I put the paint on too thick then pick the tank up and turn it upside down, and round and about to stop the runs, and keep it up until the paint's nearly dry. That's not too long a wait in the Australian summer

Don't ask me why I chose those colours, I was going to to it red and silver, but just changed my mind. I know it's a little bit like Yamaha racing colours from the Kenny Roberts era, but hey, who cares?

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