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03-08-2010, 9:22 PM
at the site of my new sexy paint. so sexy im afraid what other dudes will do when their girls start droppin trou' because of this tank....
no but really...
it turned out way better than i expected, far from perfect, but by my standards. its dang sexy.
heres some crappy pics, might get a better one in the daylight, or maybe ill wait till its all finished. and i tell ya what this super sexy paint is making me wanna get my bike done. plus the weather is helping melt the funk that cold weather brings....

03-08-2010, 9:29 PM
Damn Nice work!!

03-08-2010, 9:32 PM
Nice tank, where are the panties and the girls??? That is a nice paint job though.... I wanna try some lace one of these days.... that's about 1001 on my list of things to do....

03-08-2010, 9:48 PM
it was number 37 on my list.

03-08-2010, 9:57 PM
I really like how you kept it simple. Simple seems like a lost art these days.

03-08-2010, 10:03 PM
simple is all i can do...shrug..

03-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Did you use an old pair of grannies panties to do the lace job?

03-08-2010, 10:33 PM
hahaha i wish...
curtains, ebay, 10 bucks to my door, didnt use half of what i got...
vintage in the description is the key, do a search youll see what im talking about..
new lace is generic

03-09-2010, 11:24 AM
Very nice! A nice deep clearcoat over that would bring a beautiful shine to that. Did you do the sidcovers too?

03-09-2010, 1:56 PM
no side covers yet, trying to drop the seat rails at the moment and will have to make a new fake oil can for electro shiz. or trim the one ive got on there now

03-09-2010, 10:02 PM
what did you use to paint with? Rattle packs, cheap guns, expensive guns, HVLA etc?

And I'm guessing it's silver base with a blue over the top? No flake? I'm still getting my head around how to paint this stuff...

03-10-2010, 9:32 AM
what did you use to paint with? Rattle packs, cheap guns, expensive guns, HVLA etc?

And I'm guessing it's silver base with a blue over the top? No flake? I'm still getting my head around how to paint this stuff...

all duplicolor rattle cans from the auto store, self etching primer,
then ultra silver,
taped off design with 3m fine line tape,
sprayed some self adhesive spray on the lace and stuck it to the tank,
light spray with bahama blue. let paint flash. remove lace. let dry.
tape off lace area and finshish blue paint (solid part)
let dry and remove all tape..
voila. instant sweetness....
still gotta clear it, will do that this weekend, itsposed to get into the 60's oh yea

03-10-2010, 12:51 PM
good old Bahama Blue. Used that paint on my vintage mx racer. nice paint. Not quite metal flake, but with a little bit of texture to it. good work.

03-10-2010, 7:26 PM
How are you going to seal the tank from gas spills? I have been reading that rattle can paint jobs wash off with gasoline. I want to do a rattle can job on my bike, just for ease... but been starting to sway from the idea becasue of the gas wash problem.

03-10-2010, 11:43 PM
Some paints like Hammerite are nearly gas proof once they have cured but in this case and in most cases. A hardened 2 part clearcoat will protect it very well once it's cured. Caution- don't spill any gas on it for at least a week! Better if several weeks have passed then if a spill occurs clen it off immediately. After 6 weeks just dry with a paper towel no harm done except to any wax. Waxes wash off with gas also.

03-11-2010, 10:51 AM
yea, its the same paint i had on there last time and gas does mess it up, it dulled and turned the clear coat yellow. but after a couple of days the yellow disapered and i just buffed it with blue magic metal polish and it smoothed back out. im gonna try some of the 2 part clear in a rattle can at our local paint suppliers. its 15 or 20 bucks a can. ill put some duplicolor clear on it first to build it up a bit then finish sith the 2 part stuff

03-11-2010, 6:44 PM
hell ya good wrk

03-14-2010, 7:00 PM
any trick to keep the lace on the tank? looks really great. tom

03-14-2010, 8:38 PM
rattle can 101.
an idiots guide to duplicolor.
so id did this tank last week.

so i now need to do my electric box, ive got some leftover supplies bought some new this is what youll need.
paint. duh..
exacto knife
lace, ebay for curtains , tablecloths, pillow covers, doilies..check your grandmas house..
masking tape.
3m fine line tape.
self adhesive spray
paper. craft paper, news paper, notebook paper.
and what ever goodies you get creative with..


i started with a base coat of silver. and put a coffecan lid on it with a magnet, i think i got it out of a speaker or somthing, its pretty strong.
anyway i traced the circle with the 3m tape. and enjoyed a fine i.p.a. called doublewide.
i printed out some stuff on my pc on regular printer paper. cut it out with an exacto knife and putt a cople of coats of clear on the paper just to make it stronger and hopefully stick better with the spray adhesive..

here is the 5 i printed and the circle of tape. looking good so far....

get your lace section all figured up and spray a decent coat of adhesive on it.

then wrap it up. you want to make sure the lace is sticking to your object. if its wrinkled up not sitting on the object it will show thru in the paint. the adhesive i got washed off with mineral spirits. it didnt seem to affect the paint as it washed off pretty quickly/easily.

LIGHTLY spray you lace, evenly and lightly. get a good 2 or 3 coats on it. lightly...

this is it after removing the lace.

i thought the lace was a bit much. so i taped off the circle and sprayed it solid blue.and made a fishscale templacte.
its a piece of constrution paper with a straight line drawn on it. i then took a socket and wraped it with a piece of tape. i drew a line on the tape as a refernce point. then just lined it up on the paper and traced out a few and cut it with a knife..
just spray the paper lightly...i think a airbrush would of made this look a lot better but i dont have one.
wheni took the paper 5 off it was all silver and i dint like it. so i used the piece of paper i cut the 5 out of and put a diffent lace pattern on it.
other side
yea that s about all i got. its not perfect but i like it.
the thing here is to just try it, use your old stock tank that nobody wants and go to town on it. get a couple cans cheap stuff or use that stufff on your shelf and give it a whirl. lets see what you got!!

03-15-2010, 6:18 PM
Sick, I'm saving link in my bookmarks menu, I've got a drill press I want to paint up and I might just flake the sucker out for some practice!

03-16-2010, 7:52 AM
Sick, I'm saving link in my bookmarks menu, I've got a drill press I want to paint up and I might just flake the sucker out for some practice!

haha thats an awsome idea,
i might end up with all kinds of painted tools...

03-16-2010, 10:16 PM
yeh, If I get really motivated I'll probably give my 6 Drawer toolbox the same treatment, it was in laundry for ages and the moist air made the paint start to lift.....!