Orange Pearl on Chrome Yellow

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Lorgair, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Lorgair

    Lorgair Member

    When I first saw the Chrome Yellow RG I really like it, but wished it had been metallic or something to offset those vast expanses of flat yellow.

    I've thought about old school flames, ghost flames, even a checkered flag which ain't gonna happen or it'd look like a taxi.

    Then I took this pic this weekend. Notice the fading orange in the side cover, just a trick of the light.
    So I'm thinking someday maybe an orange pearl fading to chrome yellow would be sharp. Something like this.

    Any thoughts on graphics or effects on a chrome yellow base would be appreciated.

    NYSDEUCERIDER Active Member

    I think that quirky side panel is calling to ya! :) There is a custom car builder/painter named Gene Winfield that perfected fade-away paint jobs (Google him!) I can see this bike done in a blend of the tones of the colors from your picture. Picturing a darker shade along the center of the tank and fenders, fading to ALMOST the chrome yellow (along the logo area of the tank, for example) and then back to a very deep tone at the bottom..... Oh yeah, ya won't lose that bad boy in the parking lot!
    By the way, Gene is still spraying and is a true legend AND a gentleman!
  3. TXRKC

    TXRKC Member

    I think the change in color on the side panel is being caused by the shadow of the pole. I think the yellow looks great as is, but I'm not against custom paint either. :D