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Old 08-29-2010, 05:47 PM   #76
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Painting is killing me!

Thank you dawgwhat for helping to watch paint dry!!

Funkydevil, dhillr... thanks for the compliments. Can't ruin it now by being impatient!!
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:39 PM   #77
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Today has really tested my patience. All the custom fabricated pieces finally have all the layers of primer on them. The frame has not been touched. Tomorrow, another coat of primer (ok, almost all layers), some sanding and hopefully top coat. I should also be able to begin working on the frame and before the end of the night tomorrow, I hope to be able to apply the top coat as well.

I did paint the two engine guard brackets with the Color Rite top coat and surprisingly, the paint matches very well. A little on the darker side but I think this is because of the darker primer used. I originally started with the lighter gray and ran out. Went back to the parts store and they had also ran out. I'll need to find another parts store that carries the lighter gray primer, hence the last coat of primer for tomorrow.

In the mean time, here's the picture of the custom pieces with primer... are they dry yet??



Check out the silver bracket in between the radiator guard and the gravel guard. It looks really shiny!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:51 PM   #78
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You really DO have more patience than I do Shiela! It'll look totally SICK when you're done... projects like this never get done on time... so dont lose hope! y'all will just have to ride out to Washington for vacation instead of labor day weekend...
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:15 PM   #79
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You really DO have more patience than I do Shiela! It'll look totally SICK when you're done... projects like this never get done on time... so dont lose hope! y'all will just have to ride out to Washington for vacation instead of labor day weekend...
That would be cool! I wonder if two weeks will be long enough??
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:19 PM   #80
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:21 PM   #81
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that is a sick idea. love it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:00 PM   #82
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Paint dries faster with beer. It's a proven scientific fact.

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Today has really tested my patience. All the custom fabricated pieces finally have all the layers of primer on them. The frame has not been touched. Tomorrow, another coat of primer (ok, almost all layers), some sanding and hopefully top coat. I should also be able to begin working on the frame and before the end of the night tomorrow, I hope to be able to apply the top coat as well.

I did paint the two engine guard brackets with the Color Rite top coat and surprisingly, the paint matches very well. A little on the darker side but I think this is because of the darker primer used. I originally started with the lighter gray and ran out. Went back to the parts store and they had also ran out. I'll need to find another parts store that carries the lighter gray primer, hence the last coat of primer for tomorrow.

In the mean time, here's the picture of the custom pieces with primer... are they dry yet??



Check out the silver bracket in between the radiator guard and the gravel guard. It looks really shiny!!
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:41 AM   #83
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Wow, that is an awesome idea, project, idea etc. etc. Love making things the way I want them to be. Can't wait to see the finished product. Hats off to you!!
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:45 AM   #84
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Glad you got the racks all mounted up!

Curious to see the finished product, and how many feet you get out of the Distanzias before they wear out.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:43 PM   #85
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Slight hiccup...

The last can of ColorRite paint defunked last night! Errrrrkkkkk!
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:44 PM   #86
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It's been two days or so since my last post. I've learned a new word: paintience!

I am now re-assembling all the pieces that were painted. I find it very interesting how much slower this process takes. The wiring part of the project alone has taken about a day. Here's a sneak peak of the headlight assembly now:




I decided to paint the headlight assembly brackets with a textured black paint material because the flat black or semi-gloss just looked too dull. I really liked the way the paint turned out!
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:36 PM   #87
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Looks pretty tough with the Piaa's mounted up....
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....except for the feng shui textured paint...











Just kidding. Really does look sweet.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:27 PM   #88
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Glad you got the racks all mounted up!

Curious to see the finished product, and how many feet you get out of the Distanzias before they wear out.

Feet??? Do you know something I don't know?
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:43 AM   #89
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It's been two days or so since my last post. I've learned a new word: paintience!

I am now re-assembling all the pieces that were painted. I find it very interesting how much slower this process takes. The wiring part of the project alone has taken about a day. Here's a sneak peak of the headlight assembly now:




I decided to paint the headlight assembly brackets with a textured black paint material because the flat black or semi-gloss just looked too dull. I really liked the way the paint turned out!
Can we see more of the bike, overall? Looks like a very nice project. I'm envious!
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:26 PM   #90
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Can we see more of the bike, overall? Looks like a very nice project. I'm envious!
Thanks changingground! I'll post pics once there's more progress. Work kinda got in the way of progress today. Also, it turns out the fittings I bought for the stainless steel coolant tank was too small. So I'm having to massage a few other fittings to make things fit, especially since they were already welded to the tank. Oops! Should have more pics definitely by tomorrow.
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