Dreary Weather Creativity (Horn)

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Iceman24, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    The bad weather continues in NE so got creative this weekend & rattle can painted my cowbell horn HT wrinkle black. Pretty easy process:

    - Remove horn fm bike (obviously)
    - Roughed surface w/#600 paper
    - Printer undercoat
    - Three coats of HT wrinkle black (from Advance Auto)
    - Bake @ 200-degrees for 2-hrs

    So easy I might do some more parts...
    Weather's improving so time to test it out.
     

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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Nice job, did you bake it in the oven?:s
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sweet. Does the directions call for baking? Or is something you just did? Living out here on the beach makes me want to spray and bake the whole bike! Looks Great.

    Bodeen
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Jack...now who is getting "whom" in trouble...! Iceman would ask his friend the Human Torch to "fire" up the Kiln...what better way to use your super powers...? LOL! :sd
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Actually...I did bake it in my wife's oven which probably wasn't the best choice. I did get a look...especially when the kitchen started to smell like baked plastic. :bigsmiley21:

    Luckily she didn't get too mad because I had her remove it while I was at work. :s

    Bodeen; it was listed on the directions to dry for 48-hrs & finish by baking @ 200-degrees for 2-hrs. It was VHT High-Temp Wrinkle Black - here's the site:

    VHT Wrinkle Plus Coatings
     
  6. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    Nice look,, Im a fan of the dark side..
     
  7. Shakeydeal

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    I like it. I've been planning to do something with my horn cover. That looks like just the trick.

    Shakey
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thanks Ice! I'll check it out.

    Bodeen
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Actually wrinkle finish is due to shrinkage rates of two types of paint mixed in the formula...the heat makes the shrink rates and wrinkles uniform. The decision to use the kitchen oven...sorry Ice, was his. Fortunately a my work I use an lab test heat/cold chamber...works better and no mad miss'us. :newsmile092: