Sticker bombing my plastics (DR650 SuperMoto)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by malokam, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Challenge accepted. Something Mid-summer??

    PS: I have previously ridden a 2-stroke 200CC bike over 900 Kilometers (500+ miles) on a winter night only stopping for gas. The DR is not going to be that bad..... (I think.. :wink:)
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  2. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    When I get a Russell Seat you're on. haha. Helps that you're a little guy!
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  3. Ponies ate my Bagel

    Ponies ate my Bagel Bisexual Bandit

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    This is awesome, I love how it looks. I can't wait to see the finished bike!
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  4. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Inspired by Trevor W

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    I have some friends that work for a company named Threadless out of Chicago; it's a t-shirt design company. They had some spare stickers and were looking for ways to add some advertisements to their van...

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    www.Threadless.com

    I'm guessing their job was easier, because there weren't as many sharp corners.
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  5. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    That ACTUALLY looks nice... even on a van.. Wow...
    .. If a company would sponsor and gimme money/free $hit, I would do the same... One company all the way, all the plastics etc....
    :D
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  6. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Finished the front fender.

    I actually cut and trimmed the Stock fender to look kinda like SuperMoto. I have to revisit sonme of the decals before Clear coat though since some of them are creased..

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  7. morena67

    morena67 Adventurer

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  8. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    looks very nice!
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  9. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Lucky me. Yesterday was perfect for painting the tank outdoors.

    Stripped the tank to bare metal using a combination of paint strippers, acetone, heat gun, scraper, wire brush and sand paper. PHEW!! :huh

    Sanded all the rusty spots on the tank and painted over with a anti-rust coat. Then primered over that.
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    Now for the paint. SInce I am going to cover it with stickers anyway, I painted it black. Also because thats the only color I had lying around.

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    Now to let it sit a day or two before I begin sticker bombing it. Couldnt find a better place to hang it too.. :evil
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  10. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Okay, so tank's done too. Now to get all these parts clear coated..

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  11. morena67

    morena67 Adventurer

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    Congrats...!!!
    -Man, I coul'd use some of your spare stickers... down here in Mexico they are hard to find...! :eek1
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  12. klp

    klp Been here awhile

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    Looks real nice. I would not have been able to resist putting it all on the bike to see how it looks. And take some pictures. And post them...
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  13. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    I just put the bike back together after installing new bearings, fork brace and replacing all the stock lights with LEDs. (excluding the headlight)

    Need some riding time right now but bad thing is, my license expired yesterday and NCDMV sucks. May have to wait a week to get a temporary. SO, I "MIGHT" mock up the plastics on the bike..
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  14. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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  15. uraberg

    uraberg whosaberg?

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    First I was like "This is gonna totally suck". And then I was like " That actually looks pretty damn good!"
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  16. Sanders

    Sanders Stogiesuckingsinglemalter

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    yeah, me too, thinking it was going to look cheesy. Shows you what I know...
    Looking good!
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  17. ROAD DAMAGE

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    Hey Sasanka,

    How the heck are you doing? Well I hope.

    Nice job I must say! But unlike most of the "defeatist inmate" commenters here .... I assumed that it would turn out pretty cool from the beginning! :lol3

    Glad that I could, and did, contribute to such a fun project. Just scanning your pictures I saw several familiar stickers. :wink: Really like the "Go By Bike", Big Agnes (Little Red House), Neduro to Dakar, "Works Sucks -- I'm Going Riding" (a snowboarding sticker ... but still works) Swiss Army Knife, etc. etc. I figured you saved the "Beaver Liquors" sticker for a "special place", :lol3.

    Again, nice job. I'll be looking forward to seeing the completed project once you get it all assembled.

    One of a kind!

    Regards, Rob
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  18. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Rob,

    Im doing great and assume the same with you.

    I saved a bunch of your stickers for "other" places :D.. All the colorado ones are really nice. Cant thank you enough for giving them to me.

    Thanks for having that faith. I myself was wondering if this were a good idea.. :evil

    As for the parts, they are going to the paint shop tonight, and should be done by this weekend. I cant wait myself. Hehe

    Thanks,
    Sasanka


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  19. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to see it all put together!
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  20. malokam

    malokam Been here awhile

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    Finally some more progress. It was nice outside yesterday and I had some spare clear coat rattle cans laying around.
    So, I skipped the idea of taking the plastics to a shop and did it myself. :D

    Dont have any pics of clear coating process but here, they are, all finished up and in my bedroom. Ah, sweet smell of clear..:wink:

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