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blacklistVISUAL
08-14-2009, 3:40 AM
For the kids on the "Show Your Helmet..." thread that asked for it, here you go.
How to paint your helmet in the latest recycled fad, with rattle cans, in just a few simple steps, with your host... some guy. (I am not a real painter, so you probably shouldn't listen to me. This is just some shit I busted out in my front yard to see if I could do it.)

First. Surface prep is pretty critical. So, pull the edging off, peel all the guts out, and sand the shit outta that bitch. It's not gonna get any smoother than what you start with, so make sure you're happy with all the chunked out spots before you ever start layin' any paint on there. Once it's smooth, wet-sand with 220.

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=1helmetSANDED3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/1helmetSANDED3.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

I didn't photograph the primer, because I didn't think it was that important. But, I used a hi-build, just to help smooth out any sanding marks. Do what you want here... primer is primer, as far as I know. Wet sand your primer, again with 220, and make sure it's smooth as silk stretched over your mother's ass.

Once you're sanded and primed, you can start the fun shit.... follow the photo below, clockwise. It's tricky like that. I've added numbers for all those young kids who never learned how to read an analog clock because they were too busy learning how to apply eyeliner like Jared Leto.

1 - Lay down your base coat, let it dry, then tape out your design. I used a flakey silver, in hopes that it would brighten everything that went on top of it (it did). The candy's also look fantastic over, and it makes for a nice, bright pinstripe. But this is art... do what you want.
Same goes for taping your design... get wild. I wanted to stay pretty simple, blocky, and geometric with mine. Make sure you go to a real paint store and buy real tape... it stretches into your curves way better than anything you're gonna find at Checker.

2 - Mask that shit. I started by masking the graphic areas off... but do it how you feel it. I used the blue masking shit from the Sherwin Williams section at Home Depot... it's low tack, so it won't peel all your hard sprayed layers off.

3 - Spray your non-graphic area color.

Once you're dry, peel your mask... you should be looking somethin' like photo 4. Careful not to peel your striping tape, because then you'll just be straight up shit creek without a goddamned paddle. And that's a bad place to be... so don't fuck it up.

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=helmets4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/helmets4.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Set that aside for a minute to cure. While you wait, call your Grandma and get the low-down on what fabric stores have the best lace options. Go buy some, and keep in mind - when painting a helmet, that shit's gotta stretch over a dome. So look for stretchy. If there's not enough stretch, you're gonna have a hard time... especially on big panels.
Once you're home with your fancy new lace, mask off everything except the panel that you're gonna be sprayin'. I used two different laces on the left side of my helmet... first the front panel, then the back. Patience is a virtue... spray one, let it dry, peel it, change your mask, do it again.
Oh... this is probably important. You're gonna have better results if you use a transparent paint. I used Duplicolor's Metalcast line... first I laid smoke over the lace, peeled the lace, then laid orange and gold over the entire panel to mellow it out.

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=1tapeLACE.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/1tapeLACE.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=1tapeLACE2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/1tapeLACE2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

blacklistVISUAL
08-14-2009, 4:06 AM
Allright. Onward we roll...
So, you've laid down your fancy lace section... awesome. Next up, the sunburst panel.
But...
Lame. I didn't photograph that.
Because my hands were covered in paint, and I didn't wanna get any on my fancy camera that magically pays my rent. So I didn't.
But, I did it poorly anyway, so who cares. Basically, I cut a mild swoop shape out of a Cap'n Crunch box, then tried to hold it against the helmet with one hand, while I tried to lay a fade against it with the other. This did not work so well. I had uneven fades, drips, and a whole shit-box of issues. I didn't care, because this was just an experiment, anyway. I tried again later, on another project, and masked my sections as I went... that worked out exactly 149.5% better than this. But that's another story for another day.
If you've been following along, you should probably have a bunch of shit sprayed onto a helmet at this point. Hopefully it looks awesome. If you've got shit you wanna fix, now is the time. BUT. Do not wet sand any of your candy areas. Unless you're planning on taking the whole area off, don't touch it. In your solid areas, you can get away with a little wet sanding (in my case, it was to remove mosquito's who'd settled in the paint), but don't go lower than about 1000 grit.
Once you're stoked, it's time for clear.
I used Duplicolor's clear from their "Truck, Van & SUV" line. 4 cans of it.
As with all painting, start light and misty. By can 4, I was layin' this shit down as thick as honey... but start light.
Once you're all built up, walk away for a few days - you need to let it cure. Put it on your kitchen table, get stoked when you walk past, make you're old lady look at it and tell you how rad you are. Just don't touch it, because you need it to cure. After a few days, put a movie in the VCR (yes, I still have a VCR), preferably a foreign horror flick. Turn the TV so you can see it from the porch, then sit back with a beer, and let the wet-sanding fest commence. I started with 1000 grit, then worked my way up to 2000. This is what makes all the difference... so take your time, and do it right. If you finish before your movie's over, then you went too fast.
After you've worked up to 2000, pull out your 3M polishing compound and an old t-shirt, and follow the directions on the bottle...
And when that's done, you should be looking at something like this... only, with your steez. Not mine.

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=3left.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/3left.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=1right.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/1right.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=5top.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/5top.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=2back.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/2back.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

And that's how you paint your stupid trendy helmet in the latest trendy fashion.
Get on it... it's fun, and it's pretty damn easy. It might even get you laid, too... never know.
And remember - it's just spray paint. So get fuckin' wild with it... if you don't like it, it'll sand right off and you can drop another 12 bucks at Autozone to do it all again. And, as a wise old hippy-biker-guy-who-talks-to-deer named Marshall once told me... when you're paintin' with a rattle can, it's obviously not about perfection - it's about your own artistic vision. Well, I think artistic visions are bullshit, but the rest I agree with...
So have fun, and don't stress too much.

WayneBallard
08-14-2009, 4:14 AM
**adding to your post**

One of these are always good to have if using alot of paint
http://www.painterforum.com/catalog/images/6000.jpg

I understand you might like getting high off the paint fumes but these air mask can save you in the long run.

blacklistVISUAL
08-14-2009, 4:14 AM
... into something that matters.
After doing the helmet, I took what I learned and applied it to my tank.
I took a little more time, went a little slower, and tried to make sure it all went smooth.
This is what I got... same techniques as above.
The shit news now is, it's rattle can... so, as soon as I spill some gas on this, it's game over.
Lame. Lotta wasted time... but, flakey paint adds character, right?
One day I'll try it with real paint.

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=tankBUFFED.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/tankBUFFED.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

blacklistVISUAL
08-14-2009, 4:16 AM
I understand you might like getting high off the paint fumes but these air mask can save you in the long run.

For sure. Kids, use a mask.
I just chose a well ventilated area... in my front yard, in the wind. Terrible painting conditions, but great for my lungs.

BolliverShagnasty
08-14-2009, 9:57 AM
That tank is the shit!

payupcycles
08-14-2009, 9:58 AM
makes me want to go out and try it. looks great!

Magickman
08-14-2009, 10:21 AM
ve.
The shit news now is, it's rattle can... so, as soon as I spill some gas on this, it's game over.
Lame. Lotta wasted time... but, flakey paint adds character, right?
One day I'll try it with real paint.


You can get 'real paint' in a rattle can at high end auto parts stores. Problem is th $$$. Ain't cheap.

BTW, not only a great write up but great humor too!

RockinRyan
08-14-2009, 11:01 AM
Great write up. I think this deserves sticky status. Anyone else agree?

McChop
08-14-2009, 11:06 AM
Masks are for pansies.
(ignore my avatar pic)

Spoke
08-14-2009, 12:13 PM
Have you ever thought about teaching school?

blacklistVISUAL
08-14-2009, 12:23 PM
Teaching school?
Shit yeah! I'd be the raddest teacher, but I know that all the hot high-school senior chicks would be constantly trying to seduce me and get my ass thrown in jail for statutory rape, and I don't think my chick would be to into that.
So I fight that urge... I will not walk that narrow line called "high school teacher".

americanjunky
08-14-2009, 12:45 PM
blacklist,
Thanks a lot for the little how 2. Now I'm bumming because I have a ton of ideas and stuck at work for a few more hours. But look the hell out when I get home.

superflysnow
08-14-2009, 1:49 PM
killer ghetto tech....

For the spay bomb + fuel = wasted time problem, here is the solution....

Urethane 2 part Clear-coat spray cans.... about 20-30 bucks a pop from people who sell autopaint supplies... it is a two part premix can, once mixed it lasts for about 24hrs and works fantastic.... it is COMPLETLY CHEMICAL RESISTANT so that bad ass tank can stay badass for eternity

http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww289/superflysnow/beezer%20for%20sale/IMG00093-20090617-1733.jpg

blacklistVISUAL
08-14-2009, 2:02 PM
Superfly...
Yeah, I'd heard about that shit. I was planning on lookin' into it before I ran the tank. I've still got a little while before that scoot'll be back on the road, so I've got some time to figure it out.
Thanks.

NHMike
08-14-2009, 8:46 PM
That fuckin helmet looks the balls!!! Great write up!!!

maddaddy
08-15-2009, 2:20 AM
very nice!

jfk
08-15-2009, 3:03 PM
Looks great. Time for me to hit the garage sales for some candidates.

lobstermobster
08-15-2009, 11:47 PM
stick for sure. I cant wait to hit up my grandma tomorrow

KY13
08-16-2009, 9:02 AM
Have a buddy or local shop clear coat yr tank and helmet with a good quality urathane it may eventually peal but us about a million times more durrable than rattle can and shiny too. also gas and uv resistant. I bet you can find someone on this board that would do it for cheap shit I'd do it for free if you payed the shipping both ways. and blam perfesional paint.
Ky

ashy
08-16-2009, 9:32 AM
doot, thanks a million for posting up the pics and writeup, so rad. Im gonna start painting everything!

currysurr
08-16-2009, 10:09 PM
this is awesome, I am assuming it will get moved into a tech forum.

philbey
08-17-2009, 2:33 AM
Absolutely killer post.

trichardson21
08-18-2009, 3:08 PM
Stickie that shit!
If you put a couple layers of good clear coat it will prolly help with the gasoline spill situation. Im not a painter either so dont take my word, but it worked pretty well for a touch up job on my tank.

JessicaWarren
08-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Will be stealing the lace idea for my helmet. thank you

billdozer
08-20-2009, 12:17 PM
We don't want a bunch of stickies on the home page so I've moved this to the "Greatest Hits" forum where above average threads that deserve to not fade away are going to be stored. Thanks for the good post.

Kokuma
08-20-2009, 1:41 PM
Yes, you can use rattle can paint (I do), but dont' skimp out on the clear coat. I like to use PPG DCU2021.

americanjunky
08-20-2009, 3:20 PM
Bill when you moved it over here it looks like we lost the pretty pictures, has that happened to anyone else?

billdozer
08-20-2009, 11:21 PM
Bill when you moved it over here it looks like we lost the pretty pictures, has that happened to anyone else?

Whew! Fixed it. The images are back in there.

Halwade
08-21-2009, 9:46 PM
This thread is so good, we're sending it to the home page as a feature, which means it will be stored with other how-to's from the news feed forever more.

Thanks blacklist, I have a little surprise for you that you'll read about when your story breaks on the home page this weekend.

McGoo

TSF
08-21-2009, 10:55 PM
that helmet is fucking tits...great job....that write up is a kick in the pants for me to get on it....thank!

tommyBhoy
08-22-2009, 5:49 AM
... into something that matters.
After doing the helmet, I took what I learned and applied it to my tank.
I took a little more time, went a little slower, and tried to make sure it all went smooth.
This is what I got... same techniques as above.
The shit news now is, it's rattle can... so, as soon as I spill some gas on this, it's game over.
Lame. Lotta wasted time... but, flakey paint adds character, right?
One day I'll try it with real paint.

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=tankBUFFED.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/tankBUFFED.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Thanks, I think you did a great job......you make it look easy, but I know it was not and it is a good step to step"how to do it yourself" for any one that whats to try, like myself.......one question though, how did you get those verticals lines darker on the opposite sides?? is it the tape you use?

cheers, great fuckin' job

TommyBhoy

redsox716
08-22-2009, 10:38 AM
WOW! Great writup and pictures! I am definately amped to try this out on my tank and sidecovers this winter.

blacklistVISUAL
08-22-2009, 2:45 PM
Yes, you can use rattle can paint (I do), but dont' skimp out on the clear coat. I like to use PPG DCU2021.
Kokuma - I' think I'm gonna pick up a cheap Husky gun and throw some real clear over everything... just wasn't sure if it'd eat the rattled paint or not...
I'll do a tester first. Your tank looks sick, though!
And, to the powers that be, thanks! The "surprise" bonus is a pretty sweet gig... looks like I need to head to the store and see how many points those sweet-ass t-shirts will set me back...

NewAmerica
08-22-2009, 5:43 PM
awesome write up!!! rattle can or not, your work came out great!!!

intheweeds
08-22-2009, 9:07 PM
i love this article!!!! beautiful work!!!! i've always want to paint!!!!!!! thanks for posting this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

suprbikr99
08-24-2009, 9:52 AM
Awesome write up blacklist! I'm was planning on painting my bike this winter, but I may just rattle can and clear coat it now after seeing your tank. Looks awesome and the helmet is killer! Let me know how the rattle can/clear coat combo works for you. Thanks!

runnerg
08-25-2009, 9:48 AM
Thats pretty damn cool! Hell I'm gonna try that. If nothing else later I can buy the expensive cans of paint once I do all my helmets...thanks man.

customrunner
08-28-2009, 8:35 AM
Very cool, Thanks for the insperation.

Kokuma
08-29-2009, 5:22 AM
I've used rustoleum on all my stuff. The PPG generally won't interact too badly if the clear is mixed right. I also color sand and degrease/dewax between coats. Here's what I did with my Buco recently. Your stuff looks great. The dog's bollacks!!!

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs184.snc1/6128_1195271958764_1137393554_30595934_1886735_n.j pg

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs164.snc1/6128_1195272158769_1137393554_30595939_2359513_n.j pg

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs184.snc1/6128_1195272518778_1137393554_30595948_7619868_n.j pg

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs164.snc1/6128_1195272718783_1137393554_30595953_5873103_n.j pg

Homebrew
08-30-2009, 4:58 AM
I decided to try it. Took a white helmet painted it flat black taped it off, laced the sides and a simple stripe over the top. Painted thru the lace and over the top with antique white pearl then over the whole helmet with metallic red, kinda gives it a red metal flake hint in the sun. Then used flat clear over the whole thing. Oh yeah and my wife relined it too as it was rotted right out. And because it's a small and I'm an XXL it is going to look nice on a shelf in the garage.
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm308/homebrau/Helmet/IMG_1978.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm308/homebrau/Helmet/IMG_1972.jpg

Doubleclutch
08-30-2009, 11:49 AM
Ok here's my attempt at doing one of the helmet I had laying around. Gutted the inside and removed the rubber edge lining sprayed it Royal Blue and started buy masking it down the center. I started the first front to back stripe witch is right of the red stripe buy misting on some small water droplets and then spraying a mist of white and black. Put it under the heat lamp to evap the water.
Same thing with the next front to back stripe but with a mist of just white paint. On the side I stretched the lace over and shot it with white.
On the Left side I masked off where I wanted to put the lace and use a finer type lace with Red Paint.
Down the left center I started on the back bottom and misted it with water and sprayed it with Red and White and back under the heat lamp to evap water. 2nd stripe up from bottom I Masked and misted on some Red and applied small round stickers and misted on White and removed the stickers. The top I masked off and sprayed on a layer of Clear and laid on the Gold Metal Flake. Got some Gold Flake Pin striping on and put a couple layers clear on. Now i got to sand and put as many layers of clear on till it is smooth.

dalebfast
08-31-2009, 1:18 AM
Great thread! I use duplicolor, and their clear. I don't have any issues with gasoline, once it cures. Hell, I just spit on it and it wipes right off!!

blacklistVISUAL
08-31-2009, 8:31 PM
... y'all are makin' me proud, and stoked to see I wasn't wastin' my time!
Now let's see some more!

7dirty3
09-09-2009, 8:43 PM
This post was fuckin' awesome! I went out and painted my bike for shits and giggles after I read it. Flat back Rustoleum, but I still like it. Just need to find the time to put it back together this week. Maybe I'll try my luck at some scallops or something over the winter.

Now, can someone teach me how to clean up my bars by moving the electrics somewhere else, please?

howiejdog
09-10-2009, 9:40 AM
Thanks for the inspiration to do something to my helmet, even though my wife thinks it looks girly now...
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36578084@N04/3904579492/" title="IMG_1260 by Howiejdog, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3904579492_8294f69f99.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1260" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36578084@N04/3904579034/" title="IMG_1259 by Howiejdog, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/3904579034_973d404a14.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1259" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36578084@N04/3904578604/" title="IMG_1258 by Howiejdog, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3904578604_22a45f17fb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1258" /></a>

blacklistVISUAL
09-10-2009, 11:54 AM
Dude, girly is the new black. That looks fuckin' slick!

Kokuma
09-10-2009, 12:00 PM
That's like at least 3 kinds of AWESOME right there!!!

Twinkies
09-10-2009, 12:27 PM
scored some spider web fabric from the halloween section at Jo-Ann Fabric...
Marble "ghost web" effect was created by an uneven base coat, running out of paint on second orange coat, and overlaping fabric stencils. Luckily the red top coat and clear coats mellowed it out, and overall I like the way it turned out.. Hard to get a good picture of it without sun glare blurring it out...
Thanks for the inspiration!

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmets004.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmets005.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmetpaint006.jpg

swiffer
09-12-2009, 4:32 PM
You want an expensive helmet?Misprint but made me look.http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/mcy/1370552519.html

justbrian
09-12-2009, 5:22 PM
Thanks for the inspiration to do something to my helmet, even though my wife thinks it looks girly now...


It is pretty girly, but it's a mighty pretty girl. :) I'd rock it. Remember - pink is the new black.

pangeaspeed
09-20-2009, 10:54 PM
yo steve, looks really good. you can get cans of clear and any other color at superior on 13th south and 7th west. let me know if you are having trouble getting that tank sprayed if you cant find anyone i can do it my boss just isnt stoked on me using our booth after hours but it can be done.

MikeD
09-28-2009, 5:28 PM
Awesome article.

ashy
09-30-2009, 8:23 PM
after some work, i finally got my buco finished, and yep i will confess i completely jacked the idea from this helmet.
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5435/79909791.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/79909791.jpg/)
but as they say, immitation is the highest form of flatery or some shit like that....
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/202/helmeth.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/helmeth.jpg/)
yep, i'm backin the boltsaction peeps
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/754/helmet1z.jpg (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/helmet1z.jpg/)
its not perfect by any means, with paint runs, bumps and shit. but what can you do
thanks again to blacklist for the writeup

JayTucc
10-27-2009, 8:58 AM
scored some spider web fabric from the halloween section at Jo-Ann Fabric...
Marble "ghost web" effect was created by an uneven base coat, running out of paint on second orange coat, and overlaping fabric stencils. Luckily the red top coat and clear coats mellowed it out, and overall I like the way it turned out.. Hard to get a good picture of it without sun glare blurring it out...
Thanks for the inspiration!

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmets004.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmets005.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmetpaint006.jpg

That helmet is fucking rad!!!
Damn now I might have to dig out one of my old lids and give this a try.

damned
12-01-2009, 5:28 PM
Great helmet Ashy!
This Buco really kicked ass!

steffan
12-21-2009, 2:29 PM
sweet write up and great pics. i love these how to threads!

tobiism
01-08-2010, 11:34 AM
So I fight that urge... I will not walk that narrow line called "high school teacher".

That is fucking hilarious.

Jashole
01-08-2010, 5:38 PM
great thread. gread ideas. thank goodness for chop cult.

dukerollo
01-14-2010, 12:53 AM
Thanks for the how-to. I have officially been inspired to baby shit green my vintage bell.

Edge
01-16-2010, 9:32 PM
Helmet looks awesome. I have 2 that I'm going to ghetto. AWESOME work.

Jashole
01-20-2010, 9:24 PM
dam i need stencils or something. my lid needs a new look. i love this post.

klem
02-09-2010, 5:58 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you:
The Ugliest Helmet In The World
http://vader.joemonster.org/upload/zcg/512_32832002c473a3100_2286.jpg
http://vader.joemonster.org/upload/zcg/512_3283225b8e2964100_2288.jpg
http://vader.joemonster.org/upload/zcg/512_328327fb41c3ec100_2290.jpg
Before I paint my bike I decided to practice on something that can be fixed easy.
That was good move. I've learned a lot - which end of can is to hold it, what NOT to do and how NOT to paint.
Now it need couple days to cure and then I'll wet sand it.
Oh, btw, here is fender my 16yo brother did. I hate him because he did it 100000 miles better than I did.
http://vader.joemonster.org/upload/zcg/32832936acf38c22468_1275777068183_.jpg

newoldskool89
02-14-2010, 10:52 PM
Wow that is so bitchin

philbey
02-16-2010, 7:13 AM
i'm trying to get my head around metalflake base that shows through a Lacework panel, i'm guessing that using the transparent paints is the go. Any suggestions, pics, tips etc?

Also, klem, that Lace pattern is so simple but works really well, good shit. How'd you paint it, white base, blue over the top of the Lace?

klem
02-17-2010, 7:37 AM
i'm trying to get my head around metalflake base that shows through a Lacework panel, i'm guessing that using the transparent paints is the go. Any suggestions, pics, tips etc?

Also, klem, that Lace pattern is so simple but works really well, good shit. How'd you paint it, white base, blue over the top of the Lace?
White primer, then gold in palces without the lace, then dark blue on panels, and blue with the lace.

flattrackhooligan
02-19-2010, 6:54 PM
so it's true that Duplicolor Metalcast is practically transparent... ?

i bought yellow i think or goldish once, to spray on my fog lights and it definately was transparent and every extra coat made it darker...

i think i'm gonna use the red Metalcast to spray over my tank and fender under some silver with silver glitter so it'll be red metal flake look.

thanks for the right up!

dan

badmojo
05-25-2010, 9:51 PM
I wanna paint something NOW,fuckin good shit!!

redsox716
06-17-2010, 4:14 PM
Where can I get 1/4" or 1/8" pinstriping tape locally around Boston? I can get it online but it seems silly to pay $10 shipping for $15 tape. I'm trying my hand at painting my own tins thanks to this tutorial!

pTc
06-30-2010, 9:43 AM
scored some spider web fabric from the halloween section at Jo-Ann Fabric...
Marble "ghost web" effect was created by an uneven base coat, running out of paint on second orange coat, and overlaping fabric stencils. Luckily the red top coat and clear coats mellowed it out, and overall I like the way it turned out.. Hard to get a good picture of it without sun glare blurring it out...
Thanks for the inspiration!

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmets004.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmets005.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/mightywhitey17/helmetpaint006.jpg

I like that

Jumpstart
06-30-2010, 7:24 PM
Bitchin' post. Thanks for the how-to. That's some inspirational shit.

BeerWolf
07-17-2010, 6:48 PM
Has anyone tried the roth metalflake rattlebombs? I just heard of it last week I kinda wanna try it.

BullyGuns
07-17-2010, 6:49 PM
A guy on here did a helmet in those. It's......................... interesting. Better luck with yours.

C

BeerWolf
07-17-2010, 6:57 PM
I'm having no luck with the search, any idea where that thread is? Thanks

WolfHunter
07-19-2010, 8:11 PM
For rattle can clear coat -that wont get fucked by gas try this stuff:
Spray Max Clear Coat. (http://www.repaintsupply.com/pd_2_part_2k_aerosol.cfm) Sells on ebay for 18 bux a can.

SICKLEBOY
07-21-2010, 2:44 PM
Has anybody ever tried painting a Pendleton style shadow plaid instead of lace?
...just a thought ,might be wild enough to try!

WrenchTV
07-22-2010, 9:46 AM
after some work, i finally got my buco finished, and yep i will confess i completely jacked the idea from this helmet.
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5435/79909791.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/79909791.jpg/)
but as they say, immitation is the highest form of flatery or some shit like that....
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/202/helmeth.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/helmeth.jpg/)
yep, i'm backin the boltsaction peeps
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/754/helmet1z.jpg (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/helmet1z.jpg/)
its not perfect by any means, with paint runs, bumps and shit. but what can you do
thanks again to blacklist for the writeup













This is really great, the old 70's racer style never gets tired, the runs and errant marks are what makes it awesome, it's got character, think one nut hangs lower than the other, perfection sucks, mistakes are great!

BeerWolf
08-23-2010, 6:48 PM
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/5000/4683/42222.jpg
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/5000/4683/42223.jpg
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/5000/4683/42224.jpg
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/5000/4683/42225.jpg

I used this threads tips and tried it out myself, I tested some techniques on a propane tank then painted this helmet. Duplicolor rattle cans and clear, I forgot to use a high bond primer first and should have sanded more, but next time will be better. Plus I made a trade and got a nice little Paasche airbrush kit so I won't have to rattle can again.

DirtBagRob
08-24-2010, 1:39 PM
Has anyone tried the roth metalflake rattlebombs? I just heard of it last week I kinda wanna try it.

I just finished laying the clear on a helmet I painted w/ roth rattlebombs. I'll put up pics after I get the clear wet sanded and all of that. The paint has ALOT of flake in it but not much color. The spray nozzle worked great; no clogs or runs and it came out very evenly through the entire can. I used one can of the bad azz blue and one can of the greasy black (about 4 light coats w/ each can) on different areas over duplicolor metal specks silver and the "blue" area is now light grey blue and the "black" area is kind of a light charcoal color. I originally wanted really dark bold colors but I actually ended up liking the way it turned out better. I'd say if you want deep rich color along with your flake, you're going to need several cans.

Lbfam730
09-11-2010, 7:00 PM
Here's is my effort. Followed the helpful how-to step by step but got lazy and only sprayed one can of clear. It's nowhere near glossy as the others so it needs to be worked on more. The stickers are there to cover up the mistakes.

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park
10-07-2010, 7:44 PM
Wow, I just learned a lot thanks. I painted my air cleaner with rusto and it turned out ok, but that lid is tits! I'm going to start my owne soon, prob going to have to read this a few more times. Good fucking job!

gyro
10-15-2010, 11:22 AM
wow this is great i was gonna start a thread and ask for some tips for a cool paint job using spay paint but i found this. fugin perfect. now i got to find something to practice on before winter sets in for good. suck it trebek!

park
10-21-2010, 4:58 PM
Starting mine now, old lady picked up primer that was self etching, uh that didnt work. Will start over tomorrow.:eek:

park
10-21-2010, 5:02 PM
What the fuck is this coach bag shit! I should get one for the solo!

joeythebrush
10-21-2010, 7:31 PM
this thread was very useful . did my tank , kept it simple . came out pretty good

ghostshadow
10-25-2010, 2:32 PM
Fantastic post. I love the shades effect the most. This actually reminds me of some xbox 360's I have done in the past using fishnet stockings. You get essentially the same kind of effet, looks a lot like scales. Here's an example. I have also done one on a flat black helmet a couple years ago but I no longer have that.

http://www.knoxware.org/imagehost/uploads/d857423a69.jpg
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http://www.knoxware.org/imagehost/uploads/972bdfb258.jpg

speakerboxxer02
11-03-2010, 9:58 PM
I really like how well this turned out without the need of any airbrushes and expensive candy colors. that gold turned out nice..I saw you said that you sprayed orange first and then the yellow over the orange to make it gold. Or is that gold just the metalcast yellow sprayed over the lace??

gyro
11-04-2010, 3:38 PM
I'm on my way to the paint store now gonna try this out. I'll post some pics if I end up with something nice.

gyro
11-07-2010, 8:44 PM
Ok so I have been trying to do this and I suck. I don't have the patience and for some reason my tape keeps pulling the paint off the piece of metal I'm working on. I haven't givin up yet we see what this week brings.

gyro
11-08-2010, 7:37 PM
I got rid of the piece of scrape metal I was practicing on and tried it on a fender. same thing the tape is just pulling the paint right off. What am I doing wrong?

dubs83virago
11-08-2010, 10:17 PM
... into something that matters.
After doing the helmet, I took what I learned and applied it to my tank.
I took a little more time, went a little slower, and tried to make sure it all went smooth.
This is what I got... same techniques as above.
The shit news now is, it's rattle can... so, as soon as I spill some gas on this, it's game over.
Lame. Lotta wasted time... but, flakey paint adds character, right?
One day I'll try it with real paint.

<a href="http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/?action=view&current=tankBUFFED.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/Nikki_Angell/tankBUFFED.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

how do you tape something like this off and get the fade into the darker color? that shits fucking legit i want to do it!

EricWoodward
11-18-2010, 9:19 PM
The hard lines where the fade starts and is darkest is where you tape, then you just lightly spray a darker color over that edge, and feather it out from there. Then unmask the next section and tape up[ what you just did... repeat.

gyro
11-22-2010, 12:47 AM
I think I am giving up for now I have been trying this and suck at it. the only thing I did that came out ok was painting over some lace. maybe I'll try again later but I don't think I have the patience for this. You guys that can do this I envy your skills.

CreatureFucker
12-12-2010, 6:04 PM
Awesome job. I will be doing the same basic design to mine here within the next month. Hopefully it works out for me as good as it worked for you. I'll take pics and post them once I get mine going.

fxrjocky
12-12-2010, 6:51 PM
Awesome job. I will be doing the same basic design to mine here within the next month. Hopefully it works out for me as good as it worked for you. I'll take pics and post them once I get mine going.

and then when your done with yours we will start on mine

Wayland137
12-21-2010, 8:51 AM
The helmet is too sweet! Well done!

CreatureFucker
12-27-2010, 10:17 AM
This thread is awesome and great help for me since I will be painting my helmet soon. I ordered some metalflake rattle bombs from mooneyes. Well see how good it works and ill post some pics once I'm done with it.

CreatureFucker
12-27-2010, 10:19 AM
Forgot to ask what type of tape did you use for the ray effect.

TXLucky
01-22-2011, 6:38 PM
My backyard/weekend/beer drinking project. I was inspired by this thread and had to try it myself. I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt at spraypainting. I will say that it looks better from a distance though......

markd4life
02-01-2011, 10:27 PM
Long time listener, first time caller. So I'm getting ready to paint the tins on my humble little late model Honda. Gleaning alot of great info from this site - and this thread! - and from around the web. What I'm not clear on is how far I have to go in initial prep. Do I have to sand/sandblast to bare metal before priming? I've got a factory paintjob on there now. How far do I have to go?

I'm planning on using a Rusto Auto Satin Green and the SprayMax 2K Clear. Any help would be super appreciated!

pfunk
02-06-2011, 3:20 AM
here's a lid i painted as a christmas gift for a friend. inspired by stone and the bolts' blogs. gold metallic base, forest green, emerald green. it's since been striped by a friend but that's next on my things to learn list. the other is my second attempt, my personal helmet, soon to be relined. storm gray metallic and black gloss.

squirts
02-06-2011, 7:44 AM
here's a lid i painted as a christmas gift for a friend. inspired by stone and the bolts' blogs. gold metallic base, forest green, emerald green. it's since been striped by a friend but that's next on my things to learn list. the other is my second attempt, my personal helmet, soon to be relined. storm gray metallic and black gloss.

Not bad, Pfunk! :) I like tha' poochie... Only thing better would be if'n he shit diamonds. :)

Mercado
03-06-2011, 1:17 AM
Great tech! One question though...
I sprayed about 8 coats and i thought that was alot, with the 4 cans, did that make it all ''cloudy''?
It has cured for 4 days now, can i sand and lay down more clear or would that fuck it up some how?

thanks

JakenBake
03-14-2011, 8:28 PM
This thread is TITS!!!

samuelscreech
04-07-2011, 9:05 PM
Mercado

8 coats of clear ? that is a lot, and the reason it got cloudy... don't spray more than 3-4 coats, then you can wet sand, buff and polish ... or wet sand and spray on a couple more coats of clear.

BT
04-14-2011, 7:22 PM
I love driveway painting my lids. Why have a lid like everyone else? I do spray gun my clear, but the drawings {mostly} are spraybombed or hand brushed. Getto lids for life!
Here are a few.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8519_3048.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8520_3278.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8517_7345.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8516_7110.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8527_3813.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8526_3617.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8538_5606.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8537_5905.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8535_5491.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8534_5285.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8532_6342.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8531_6094.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8530_5849.jpg
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc193/tdark_hart/art/n1591650749_8529_5597.jpg

CanineMerc
05-05-2011, 5:54 AM
Great work bro. Probably the best rattle can I have ever seen.

CreatureFucker
05-17-2011, 12:53 PM
I just posted a thread about the RarrtleBombs paint if you are interested. I am currently painting my helmet with it. It isnt cheap but to me it seems worth it. Also I didn't go cheap on clear coat. I got the 2X clear, it's like 20 bucks a can. Awesome stuff though. If your interested in seeing the end product let me know.

CreatureFucker
06-03-2011, 9:22 PM
Here is mine done with the Roth Rattle Bombs. It is the Custard Pie, basically looks like a gold flake. Not all to much money for what you get and its fun to see the progress. At least for me it was. Here you go.

Grindhouse
08-17-2011, 2:32 PM
My girlfriend's uncle gave me a white full face helmet, so i've decided to change its color:

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/IMG_2251.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/IMG_2253.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/IMG_2254.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/IMG_2257.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/IMG_2258.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/IMG_2259.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/IMG_2262.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/The_Vault_Project/IMG_2263.jpg

One coat of primer, two coats of Dupli-Color universal black and two coats of Dupli-Color clear.

StillIll
08-18-2011, 8:45 PM
I have a flat black Biltwell Hustler. Not really a fan of how it fits/feels so it has been relegated. I wouldnt mind trying out some backyard painting. Is there any difference in prep (paint strip/wet sand) since its the flat black? I imagine all the biltwell lids are the same so the process should be, but you never know.

davidabl
08-18-2011, 9:31 PM
[QUOTE=Grindhouse;200332]My girlfriend's uncle gave me a white full face helmet, so i've decided to change its color:

You've really got the whole 'futurama" thing going on now. cool.

Grindhouse
08-19-2011, 10:04 AM
[QUOTE=Grindhouse;200332]My girlfriend's uncle gave me a white full face helmet, so i've decided to change its color:

You've really got the whole 'futurama" thing going on now. cool.

Hehehe yeah, and i'm not really into full face but i've got this one for nothing, the paint cost me around 30$ and it will be useful on a very rainy ride.

ksroger
09-10-2011, 10:45 AM
I have a flat black biltwell helmet, I want to paint racing stripes down the center of it, since it is a rubber compound, do I need to sand down the area I want to paint?, then clear coat it?

chief
09-21-2011, 12:26 AM
i got bored with my helmet.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/supracruiser/paint/140920111583.jpg
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/supracruiser/paint/140920111584.jpg
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http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/supracruiser/paint/160920111596.jpg
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/supracruiser/paint/160920111597.jpg
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/supracruiser/paint/160920111599.jpg

royota
10-09-2011, 11:59 PM
I took my helmet gave it a ghetto makeover and it turned out great now for the liner.18913

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davidabl
10-11-2011, 1:57 PM
Cool, esp. since an eye-catching helmet is probably one of the best safety features out there...
And anything that gets anybody to want to wear a FF is all good.

cstafford
10-12-2011, 12:35 PM
Im having a hard time with the wet sand process, maybe I need finer grit?

xKANANx
11-29-2011, 11:59 PM
I can't find this thin stripe blue painter scotch tape you're all using, Wally mart only has 1 or 2". Save me some gas, should I try Home Depot/Lowes/Ace or head straight to paint section at Checker/Kragen/O'reilly Auto parts?

All impressive brain buckets guys, thanks for the inspiration

inmotionphotog
11-30-2011, 5:21 AM
Here's my humble first attempt at a distressed helmet.

The pin-striping was the only thing done by a pro.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6011/6199880025_cca10d733d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6199880025/)
293 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6199880025/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6160/6199880723_5ef38ac52a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6199880723/)
294 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6199880723/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6175/6199879389_8d301ac32d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6199879389/)
297 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6199879389/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6161/6200400004_6e43964855_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6200400004/)
299 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6200400004/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6164/6199900171_6682b75a9e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6199900171/)
306 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/6199900171/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6126/5969719540_052fc51352_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/5969719540/)
_DSC0024 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/5969719540/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6122/5969169603_0b3dba90d2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/5969169603/)
_DSC0083 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/5969169603/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/5969177131_a1da62ebeb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/5969177131/)
_DSC0101_1 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmotionphotog/5969177131/)

Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/

jigstafari
01-19-2012, 2:06 PM
SwEET LOOKING HELMET DUDEE

TyroninFXR
03-28-2012, 4:47 AM
The hard lines where the fade starts and is darkest is where you tape, then you just lightly spray a darker color over that edge, and feather it out from there. Then unmask the next section and tape up[ what you just did... repeat.

About how long does it usually take for the paint to dry enough to tape it off and move to the next section? I've gotta try this technique, been messing around with scales for a couple days now.

BobberFOD
03-31-2012, 8:33 AM
Has anybody ever tried painting a Pendleton style shadow plaid instead of lace?
...just a thought ,might be wild enough to try!

not sure if this is what you where talking about with the plaid...but this is "Kilt Lifter". tank is striped in dark grey and lettering in gun metal with red stripes on the side. flat black base, red flake square sections, then metallic silver stripe, metallic gun metal gray stripe, then another shot of red flake, then candy apple red. lettering is the hand made stencil i cut for the side of the tank. didn't get any other shots of the tank up close finished as i've had it torn down doing some other work to it. and now i'm on an 8 month west pac on a destroyer. a lot of plans when i get back with this bike for sure.

CriminalKZ
03-31-2012, 9:08 AM
Duplicolor Metalflake from Auto Zone. Need to order some Rattle Bomb next time.

<a href="http://s1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj608/dallasg1985/?action=view&amp;current=P3270001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj608/dallasg1985/P3270001.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

TyroninFXR
04-02-2012, 2:50 AM
<a href="http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll273/tyronin/?action=view&amp;current=stripes1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll273/tyronin/stripes1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
<a href="http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll273/tyronin/?action=view&amp;current=flakeonclear.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll273/tyronin/flakeonclear.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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and done
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KAISERDERN
04-15-2012, 5:15 AM
Nice job!

TyroninFXR
04-18-2012, 12:18 AM
Thanks Kaiser, not bad for a Carp haha;)

KickassSeaBass
04-18-2012, 2:17 AM
I'm looking forward to doing mine soon. I'll post pics when I do...

theangus
04-26-2012, 8:52 PM
About how long does it usually take for the paint to dry enough to tape it off and move to the next section? I've gotta try this technique, been messing around with scales for a couple days now.

10 - 15 minutes depending on temp, you dont want it to dry, just slightly tacky.

theangus
04-26-2012, 8:55 PM
Also, all you guys might wanna check out Rice Paper from Blick. Killer effects for laying down scallops with "Distortion" or texture. The rice paper is almost like the fabric idea, but finer holes, so it lets thru less. use it as your stencil and youll get some sick gradients and really cool end result.

Other painter will probably kill me for giving this tip away, but I learned it from a old timer who was passionate about keeping the art alive.

shovelpan69
05-09-2012, 7:45 PM
why is the adhesive from my tape either coming off on my helmet or messing up the paint job? I thought it might be cuz i didnt let the paint dry long enough so i let the latest coat dry for about 18 hours overnight.. tapped off for my next coat and it did the same shit. What am i doing wrong here ?

Detale
05-15-2012, 12:07 PM
why is the adhesive from my tape either coming off on my helmet or messing up the paint job? I thought it might be cuz i didnt let the paint dry long enough so i let the latest coat dry for about 18 hours overnight.. tapped off for my next coat and it did the same shit. What am i doing wrong here ?

What tape are you using? What paint are you using?

TyroninFXR
05-16-2012, 3:23 AM
10 - 15 minutes depending on temp, you dont want it to dry, just slightly tacky.

Cool, thanks.

bp626indamix
05-23-2012, 2:29 PM
Where do you guys buy the really narrow tape 1/8" for making tight turns?

johnnybarndrunks
05-24-2012, 3:16 AM
+1 on the tape question, where do I get some?

jbob
07-05-2012, 10:35 AM
napa auto parts had it locally by me.. otherwise I would check fleabay.. 3m makes the one I got...

jbob
07-07-2012, 6:56 PM
here is my tank just finished... First effort and I am really pleased... Duplicolor silver base, black, then the metel flake burnt copper.... Man that copper really sparkles in the sun.... fender is next...all thats left is clear...

daniel
07-07-2012, 7:16 PM
That tank looks good man

timebombkustoms
07-08-2012, 12:45 AM
Where do you guys buy the really narrow tape 1/8" for making tight turns?

Kustom Shops has tons of tape on their website

Trinda
07-10-2012, 6:59 PM
how serious is the "4 cans of clear" ???
mine as of today:
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3839/dscn0178w.jpg

timebombkustoms
07-18-2012, 11:28 PM
not sure it counts as ghetto but here is a daytona helmet I just finished up....http://www.flickr.com/photos/timebombkustoms/sets/72157630647025260/

JustinP
07-19-2012, 6:31 PM
not sure it counts as ghetto but here is a daytona helmet I just finished up....http://www.flickr.com/photos/timebombkustoms/sets/72157630647025260/

Yep over qualified, to nice a neighborhood to be considered getto...lol

Nice job man.

Moto4fun
08-03-2012, 5:44 PM
Ok, I need to know: what is gold leaf vs gold paint. I know in some cases gold leaf looks dynamic and has movement (in the art sense). The helmet in the link (http://www.crownhelmets.co/collections/custom-painted/products/glossy-black-gold-leaf) has what is described as gold leaf, but looks like gold paint to me. What gives?
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0149/0753/products/IMG_0258750x750_grande.png?632

Moto4fun
08-06-2012, 11:11 AM
OK...taking helmet painting to an all time low! Here is my ghetto paint job:
Gold spray can over black primer over previously flat black with horid stripe/outline. I think the best think I did was layout the design with masking tape, but even that job was botched when I found a bit gold under the tape. Oh well.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bXKKbpFsPOg/UB_5zXclOFI/AAAAAAAABQ8/OMpNmY2CzxI/s128/helmet%20paint%20gold.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ie7ZoOLGEG4/UB_5mSG3fYI/AAAAAAAABQw/Cty8HZhiMEU/s912/IMAG0329.jpg

tgc
08-06-2012, 1:27 PM
here is my tank just finished... First effort and I am really pleased... Duplicolor silver base, black, then the metel flake burnt copper.... Man that copper really sparkles in the sun.... fender is next...all thats left is clear...

really dig this. nice custom look with clean lines and not to flashy. nice job!

JustinP
08-06-2012, 8:12 PM
Ok, I need to know: what is gold leaf vs gold paint. I know in some cases gold leaf looks dynamic and has movement (in the art sense). The helmet in the link (http://www.crownhelmets.co/collections/custom-painted/products/glossy-black-gold-leaf) has what is described as gold leaf, but looks like gold paint to me. What gives?
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0149/0753/products/IMG_0258750x750_grande.png?632

Gold leaf is tissue paper thin sheet gold that is glued on with a sizing. Gold paint is.....well, paint that is gold colored.

It's hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like it could be leaf. But I'm not sure if it's top coated with anything to protect it?

Moto4fun
08-07-2012, 9:52 AM
Gold leaf is tissue paper thin sheet gold that is glued on with a sizing. Gold paint is.....well, paint that is gold colored.

It's hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like it could be leaf. But I'm not sure if it's top coated with anything to protect it?

I always thought gold leaf was done to give a particular texture, but it seems that you can do a smooth finish as well.

Moto4fun
08-28-2012, 4:07 PM
So I made a solid bone head mistake yesterday:
I have spent the last couple weeks painting a helmet (full face RF1100 to be precise) and it has taken a lot of work. Masking and prepping a full face seems to be twice as much work (or more) than a 3/4 helmet. So after many hours of prep, design, paint coats, etc., I am finally ready for clear coat. I lay down a full can of clear and get ready to start on the second can. As I was clear coating my helmet, I was also painting parts for my bike. As I am laying down the second pass/stroke on my helmet I realize that I just fucked up. I had grabbed the flat black instead of the clear! "You gotta be fucking kidding me!" is all I could think of.

It doesn't look horrible. Fortunately the first stroke was on a black section, and the second was only a dusting. If I can't sand it off, I can live with it. But what a bone headed thing to do. I just might have to paint a bone right over that area to remind me not to be a bone head!

VPNick
10-02-2012, 10:13 AM
what kind of polishes do some you guys use on the clear coat after wet sanding it

Phantom309
04-04-2013, 8:03 PM
A very inexpensive solution I used on my Honda 750 short chopper, was using VHT clear engine paint. I blew about five coats on my gas tank and valve cover. I have dripped gas on both parts three times so far, with almost no ill effects at all. I get a very slight whitish stain, but so far it's rubbed away with some polishing compound. I'm going into my second riding season with this stuff, and it seems to resist scratches and marring as well. Another year, and I'll probably just wet sand it lightly, and pour on another couple coats. Total cost for five or six coats on my tank and valve cover was $14 for two cans, and I still have slightly over a half can left. I'm working on my Kawasaki 750 twin cafe racer right now, and I'm going to use the same idea, but I'll bake it on this time. Should be even better, I'd think. Time will tell.

calicruiser
04-05-2013, 5:40 PM
Gold leaf is tissue paper thin sheet gold that is glued on with a sizing. Gold paint is.....well, paint that is gold colored.

It's hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like it could be leaf. But I'm not sure if it's top coated with anything to protect it?

i leafed and striped this helmet. you can either brush or shoot a clear over the leaf to protect it. in this case i brushed a clear over it. the light must hit the leaf at the right angle to really see that it is leaf. in perso. it is mucb different than in photos.

josh

ironhead77
09-19-2013, 9:06 PM
GRANT GR-9. not done!!

inkedmonkey
09-20-2013, 11:35 AM
Here's some ghetto paint I did a couple months ago. First try on a helmet, but I'm happy with the results. I used Twilight and Silver Glitter Blast from the hardware store....

Started with a plain white Biltwell
http://i39.tinypic.com/v7b4zn.jpg

and finished....
http://i44.tinypic.com/262tk7a.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/htybsz.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/28srp06.jpg

SewerRob
09-20-2013, 12:43 PM
First time really messing with paint, gotta start somewhere

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/03wrxer/photo_zps3a6acfff.jpg (http://s305.photobucket.com/user/03wrxer/media/photo_zps3a6acfff.jpg.html)

82jaeskel
01-23-2015, 9:31 AM
Awesome thanks for taking the time to explain I am going to try this