So... I had nothing better to do, again.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by creeper, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Got a wild hair to paint my tank.

    2 hours to strip decals under heavy clear coat.

    3 hours to wet sand.

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    1 rattle can of Krylon Fusion gloss black, and put the black number plates back on. (James'd the side covers. :nod )

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    I'm thinking I may paint the bottom half, or all the fairing too... maybe.

    Hey James... black and orange?... all black? :lol3
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  2. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    What happened Creeper? is there some Rhino envy? Did you spend too much time with Passmore bike? Ya know you like it.
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  3. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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    Lets see a pic with the pimp seat on. :huh
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  4. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Sorry, no rhino-hide envy. I was planing on doing this for a month or so. Besides, my paint is smooth and shiny. :D
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  5. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    I stuck it on for a minute... looks pretty :choppa ... that's why I shot the photo with the seat off. :lol3

    May have to de-pimp the seat to a solid black, or maybe grey. :dunno

    Think I should shoot the fairing too?
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  6. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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    Yeah, go black with the fairing, looks like you have got good depth to the paint job, can be difficult with black, only problem I can see is that it can look tatty pretty quick after a bit of off road has scratched the paint up, so you might want to consider a good thick coat of laquer.
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  7. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    A totally black bike would look awsome!
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  8. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    That's why I rattle can'd it. Wasn't going for the show paint job but more a "get a big boo boo, wet sand and re-rattle can it" paint job.
    The Krylon Fusion is some pretty impressive stuff for a spray bomb paint, nozzle is a nice adjustable fan pattern, gloss is OK, sticks well to plastic and damn near anything else too... even shoots well in cool temps.
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  9. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Well, maybe the fairing... with orange fenders and handguards. Still have a blue and orange seat to contend with though :lol3
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  10. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer For The 2nd Time

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    Go Stealth!!!
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  11. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Your wild creeper!

    I liked what Flanny did with his LC4 lotsa black with some orange (KTM stickers - hit up matey peeps).

    :thumb

    now somebody send creeper a cylinder head before he gets to the carb! :lol3
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  12. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Already got some blue jumbo KTMs from matey peepers a few months ago... big as the orange ones (maybe bigger) Passy was considering.

    I get my money this week, so it will be another week or two before I feel well prepared to start work. AFekete (Andrew) said he would send me the heads off his GS as soon as I'm ready... funny thing is, I'll have to buy BMW specific tooling to do them. :lol3
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  13. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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    Your pimp seat would suit my color scheme well. Will an '03 seat pan fit a '99 bike?

    There, now you'll never do it
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  14. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    You don't ride this bike. You can't fool me. Once in a while, you selectively toss some mud here and there and take a pic and tell us you went on a ride. :)

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  15. RoyB

    RoyB Dartmouth, Massacusetts

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    "A totally black bike would be awesome!"

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    YUP!
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  16. meat popsicle

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    Ah yea, end of the month... time for the dole! :pot

    hopefully andrew's fee will cover the proprietary tools... :arg
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  17. Darin

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    Now that Creeper went black, he's never going back.:poser :poser:poser


    With that seat and his new color scheme his bike almost qualifies for that TV show "Pimp my ride" :lol2
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  18. mrjemm

    mrjemm Clumsy Oaf

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    [​IMG][​IMG]I'm doing a similar, but far less glam thing to my little critter...

    I must admit a feeling of treachery to be losing the orange, but all black is the way to go here I think. Fenders, light shroud and grips next. Fork guards and powder coating the frame later.

    Almost forgot the seat... go'knows where I'll get that blackified over here though.

    Aaaagh, damnit, I can't get the gallery login to open... Sorry, no pics. Ugly bug anyway. But I like it.

    Yours looks great though. Do the tank! Jem
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  19. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Hiya Creep :wave

    Here is what I think... Paint the fairing black as well - I really like the way the gloss is looking :nod As cool as the gloss is looking I think the side covers need some gloss as well:nod

    I think the orange fender(s) and hand guards are going to throw things off - they will take your eye away from the overall bike. Go all gloss black.

    Get the seat recovered in black with some stitching to match your choice of decal colors...

    Hit the side with a fatty KTM decal (blue or orange would look great!!!!) and then begin with judicious application of other decals (James's Red Bull being a great example of this...)

    Finish off with some black rims (a la Colin's) and you are :thumb

    Just my .02 from the Rhino guy, what do I know :dunno
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  20. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Dearest Uncle Spraycan,

    My vote (which will likely be completely disregarded) is that all black is so "been there, done that".

    Gimme an orange fairing (color matching challenge, but you're up to it).

    Redo the Bo' seat to black and orange (black suede, orange GripTex sides).

    Now we're talkin' :freaky

    CC
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