Custom Painting my Xmas gift! 06 XL 1200C

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Maustarman, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Maustarman

    Maustarman Active Member

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    Hello there..
    As posted before I got a 06 XL-1200C around Xmas in a good deal! Even though it was custom painted its not my style so, I've decided to get to it and change its look.
    I'm doing the paint job myself so, I thought I would start a tread with pics of the process.

    Here is what the bike look like when I got it[​IMG]
    I trade the tank with one of the forum members cuz I didn't want want to sand down a nice paint job...here is the tank I got[​IMG]
    Here is what it looked this morning after 15 mins.[​IMG]
    It took me about 2 hours to get the the fenders and tank ready for Primer
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  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    That is a very good start i do know it can be a pest getting the old paint off as i have spent many hours in the shed with a sanding block in my hands

    Brian
     
  3. Maustarman

    Maustarman Active Member

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    Thanks Brian
    Man... Yes, the sanding part is the one that isn't fun.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :s A labor of love:s
     
  5. Maustarman

    Maustarman Active Member

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    Ok... Things are coming along so far..I did the designs for the tank and fenders...
    Need to do the airbrushing for the shadows & effects next ...ohhh and the side covers too.
    These pics don't show much .......just the process .[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Maustarman

    Maustarman Active Member

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    Ready for clear !
    I wanted to go with something sort of conservative this time around... Plus I had some friends telling me there were to many flames designs out there
    So here [​IMG]
     
  7. Kegger

    Kegger Member

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    I like looks great. Wanna do mine?
     
  8. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    Really looking good Maustarman!
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Nice job, should look good rollin down the road:s
     
  10. Maustarman

    Maustarman Active Member

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    Sure why not...
    Just let me know :)