Looking for a good colour for an old Airhead

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Rob Farmer, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Flying Trash Can

    Flying Trash Can Occasionally Unhinged.

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    black with white pinstripes
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  2. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    The black with pinstripes looks great. I fancied something different this time when I restore the bike.

    This is the last one I did:-

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    After

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    I'm going to do a similar thing with the current RT when I've cleared the backlog of jobs. It just needs to be cheap and cheerful to tide me over.
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  3. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    One of the guys on here posted a pic of a lovely bike painted in the Bronze colour.
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  4. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Alaska Blue. Silver pinstripes and battery cover decals.

    I had one.

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  5. Garbln

    Garbln Been here awhile

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    This is another green posibility, not many around.

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  6. richarddacat

    richarddacat Rollin' and Tumblin'

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    Actually it a GM Saturn color, Pacific Blue....... :cry don't let your friends ride your newly restored bike. :cry

    Here's the after shot, black is a lot cheaper btw.

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  7. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    This isn't an Airhead, but I'm sort of partial to the satin blech, er black. Maybe add a little chrome, too.


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    Hijack off.
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  8. beemerdude

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    Flat Black...it IS a BMW in transition! But go easy on the coats...remember, it will all have to be sanded back down at some point! Man, that's work :)
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  9. Stagehand

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    cant believe nobody said truck bed liner yet :lol3
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  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Of course, there's always the old standby: "Decals"

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  11. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slasher

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    I like 'em in green. This is my /5 in a forest green. Its been referred to as "British racing green", but its actually a Ford color.
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    Nice job on the black one you did! :thumb
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  12. Gringo

    Gringo simple by nature

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    ooh, I like the solid black alot - looks real sleek and serious, and somehow makes the bike alot harder to date, with that timeless fairing design and all...
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  13. Rob Farmer

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    I like the black and the Blue and the Green and the Red. Doh! :D

    I really like the /5 models you guys have. I don't think I've ever seen one over here with the chrome tank.

    I've gone for the Satin black, just need to do the fairing lowers and one side panel. I'll be putting a white stripe down the top of the tank. It will do for a short term fix until I can spend some quality time on the bike.

    You're right about the work involved in the fairing Beemerdude. Mines an Ex Police fairing with 30 years of different owners bodged spray jobs on. It realy took some rubbing down.
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  14. hairsmith

    hairsmith Been here awhile

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    Great thread !
    It is giving me some good ideas for my project. 1983 R100RS somewhere around 90,000+ miles.
    I love the motorsport in the white and orange/red, but now Y'all have me thinking.
    So what are your thoughts on it.
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  15. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Looks good just as it is :nod
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  16. hairsmith

    hairsmith Been here awhile

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    Thanks Farmer,,,, But pictures lie and that is her good side! Lots of paint chips and some are bigger than chips. It spent some of its life in the hands of an owner that did not care for it as he should. The original owner repossessed it for the lack of care and spent a couple of years going over it mechanically. Other projects became available and I was given a chance of ownership.
    I have lusted after a Airhead RS since 1977, I want this one to look a proud as I am to own it. Hopefuly for many years to come.
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  17. Rob Farmer

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    Probably the same as the Bronze paint on mine. For some strange reason it looked pretty good on the Photograph.

    Motorsports good.

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  18. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Go with a Last Edition paint job.

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  19. beemerdude

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    "I've gone for the Satin black, just need to do the fairing lowers and one side panel. I'll be putting a white stripe down the top of the tank. It will do for a short term fix until I can spend some quality time on the bike.

    You're right about the work involved in the fairing Beemerdude. Mines an Ex Police fairing with 30 years of different owners bodged spray jobs on. It realy took some rubbing down."

    Rob Farmer.

    Great choice! It still looks good, kind of "industrial" yet Personalized. When you decide on your paint color and am ready to put that thought-out paint job on her...you may just decide, "Why?"....it looks great as it is!!!!!!!!

    Bet 'ya ride her in that mode for a long while....

    Enjoy her...she'll look great to YOU from the driver's seat!!!!!!!!!

    Beemerdude the noob
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  20. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    I've always thought that a cheeky and fun paint scheme
    would be to do a black to red fade.

    Only have it be semi flat black to primer red fade
    Same as the R90S style fades

    but only done on the cheap and with primer.

    Lay down some stock style pinstripes in white or silver
    and the bike would look pretty good.

    Other wise the best color for an RT is the red then curry then basic black
    But BMW's got to have the pinstripes or they look really really heavy.
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