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Just wanted to share some pics of my new paintjob ...I have about 50 hours into it,and about 150.00 in paint and 200+ dollars in a new airbrush to do the job...There's some screw up's in it,but overall I think it turned out pretty descent,tell me what you think,good or bad...Thanks Big John Yeti for the airbrush advice!
 

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Nice work - very cool.
 

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That's pretty cool. Hello from Harrisburg and where did you get that done?
 

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I personally don't like flames on a bike. It's kinda cliche'ed in motorcycles. Every time you mention a new paint idea to a none rider you get the "How about flames on your tank?". It's kinda like it's expected. If your going to paint, be original. That being said, yours is original and I like how it came out.

Is this your first time airbrushing? If so, thats a real good job. I have to respect the talent and time it takes to do it. Good job, your bike looks good.
 

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I did it my self....I went to school in York,Pa. for graphic design...Graduated in 91...My favorite class was airbrush and I never landed a job in that field(I work at a car dealer 20+ years),but I still like Airbrushing,so I figured what the hell.....I'll paint my bike...This is my first attempt at bike painting and I would love to get more involved in it...
 

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I personally don't like flames on a bike. It's kinda cliche'ed in motorcycles. Every time you mention a new paint idea to a none rider you get the "How about flames on your tank?". It's kinda like it's expected. If your going to paint, be original. That being said, yours is original and I like how it came out.

Is this your first time airbrushing? If so, thats a real good job. I have to respect the talent and time it takes to do it. Good job, your bike looks good.
Thank you...
 

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Great Job! I am not a huge fan of Kawy Green on our bikes or more mine specifically but I think you pulled it off.

Great job!!!!!!!1
 

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Looks great !! You did a fine job !!
I forgot- what airbrush did you wind up getting ? Was it an Iwata ?
It looks a lot like my bike now LOL..
 

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that is a great job done on it, congratulations on having skills that i can only dream about.
If you want criticism on it i got my own thoughts on it but for a maiden voyage doin a flame job, that is a hell of a start.
I would love to see the work that you put out in a year or two of practicing. Dont stop playing with that airbrush you have definately got a hand for running it. Too bad you dont live in the midwest then it would be possible to put you to work with it next winter. Ghost flames over candy orange would look awesome.
 

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Very nice job, and the best part is when people ask you who did it.......
 

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Looks great !! You did a fine job !!
I forgot- what airbrush did you wind up getting ? Was it an Iwata ?
It looks a lot like my bike now LOL..
Thanks!..I ended up getting an Iwata HP-C.It's way better than my old airbrush and I'm really happy with it..Question for you,what kind of paint do you use?Urethane or water based?Your bike looks great btw!
 

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I use urethanes, HOK,mostly, depending, SEM makes a great white that shoots from the airbrush nicely without too much tip dry. Dupont makes good uros, and the Sherwin Williams automotive line makes a great clear that lays down and buffs out easily. For the airbrushing I use the slowest reducer to help curb tip dry, but it always happens anyway..
I have 2 Iwata HP Cpluses, but my favorite airbrush is my Mike Learn Mojo..Wish I had another..
You did a great job for being out of practice..lol
 

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I use urethanes, HOK,mostly, depending, SEM makes a great white that shoots from the airbrush nicely without too much tip dry. Dupont makes good uros, and the Sherwin Williams automotive line makes a great clear that lays down and buffs out easily. For the airbrushing I use the slowest reducer to help curb tip dry, but it always happens anyway..
I have 2 Iwata HP Cpluses, but my favorite airbrush is my Mike Learn Mojo..Wish I had another..
You did a great job for being out of practice..lol
I'll probably try urethane paint next time..I used auto air paint,and tip dry was a pretty big issue for me.I think i'll try the Sherwin Williams clear next time too..Clearing was the worst part of the whole thing,I blew the garage out with an airhose,wetted the floor,had fans moving and still got particles in the clear...At least most of it came out with 1500 and 2000 grit wet sanding though..I should have just taken it to the paint booth where I work and put down the clear...It was a learning experience.I have a new respect for body shop workers.
 

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I like to use their 6030 2 part clear- it flashes off in about ten minutes.. I hate when I shoot the slower clears, they stay wet/tacky for a coupla hours, so anything in the air will be attracted to it and settle in. When you come back in a few hours you look at it and go WTF ! I like something that flashes off so it repels any dust that wants to settle in- stuff always does. That`s why I always do 3 rounds of 3 coats ,with wet 800 in between. That way,if something is in the clear you can get it out without worrying if you`re gonna cut into the artwork when you do the final cleanup and buff. Before the 2 part clear goes on, always put 2-3 coats of intercoat clear to protect the artwork. If you don`t,the 2-part might dig into the artwork and dissolve it...ask me how I know lol..
Dupont makes what they call " Snap Clear which flows out great,and goes off fast,made for panels.. but it`s 4x as expensive as the Sherwin Williams..
If you do need to go water base,the Auto Air "auto-borne" line has come a long way..
 

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I bet he is divorced, and still can't figure out why she left him :)

Great Job! I am a big fan of green. Not bad for a York County Hick. (I am from Lancaster, no better). Anyway, congrats.

Tony
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Keep up the good work vtwinrider, it looks good.
 
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