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katsd
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PostSubject: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:41 pm

When I fitted the new front & rear guards last year, I just had my cousin waft 'em over with some flat black (along with the speedo housing, air filter cover & front indicator cover) till I could decide which way I was going with the paint.  As the original paintwork was only meant to be short term & done within a limited time-frame, it was literally just a flat black coating, without much prep-work on the chrome bits.  The speedo housing & front indicator had picked up a couple of chips, as had the front guard. so I decided to have them re-sprayed.  As the had bike moved on with the flat drag bars & now the chopped pipes, I've decided that the all-over black look actually suits it & if I start complicating the paintwork, I'm in danger of losing the "lean" look I'm after.

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With that in mind, I've gone for more of the same - picked this lot up this afternoon.  I've had all the original stuff re-done, as well as the side panels (spares off ebay)

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However, Rich has now had time to prep it all properly & the chrome finish has been peeled off to give the paint a proper key on the surface.  Rather than go for flat black again, he's used a satin black which has the been over-laid with a silver metal flake lacquer, with a very heavily textured surface - you can feel it as you run your fingers over it, it's almost orange peel.

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The pictures do not do it justice at all - as the light catches it, you really see the metal flake.  I still have to finish cleaning the wheels so it won't be going on just yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:57 pm

Nice finish Dave, Very impressive!  oyili
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:01 pm

as you say the pics probably don't do it justice mate will look forward to seeing all back on the bike
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:03 pm

Looks really good Dave!
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:41 pm

Looking good, meaner looking than that dodgy HD bike, eh whats it called again oh yeh the "iron"
When its complete I wonder which company will use it to "sell" their stuff, very smart finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:24 pm

Very good finish,will look well on the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:22 pm

hawktheslayer wrote:
Looking good, meaner looking than that dodgy HD bike, eh whats it called again oh yeh the "iron"
When its complete I wonder which company will use it to "sell" their stuff, very smart finish.
That'll be "HeadBlade" in The States.  They send me shit loads of their stuff & gave me permission to use their logo on my speedo face
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:58 pm

What an ace job, should look ace fitted 
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:08 pm

captain crash wrote:
What an ace job, should look ace fitted 
FITTED !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:29 pm

Looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Paintwork back & ready to fit   Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:36 pm

superb great looking machine ilis
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