Winter Project....

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Randy007, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Randy007

    Randy007 Member

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    Hi All,

    Too cold and icy to ride. Decide to give the Sporty a face lift.
    Don't laugh too hard. It's the first I shot automotive paint. I'll post
    more pic's as "Project Sporty" progresses.

    007
     

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  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Congratulations on your first attempt. Looks good. Be sure to show pics of finished bike.
     
  3. karlsbike

    karlsbike Active Member

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    That looks like a pro set-up compared to my attempts at painting my bags and rear fender. I think even the dog got a touch of black on her passing by my 'spray booth' (read: open garage). Still, with plenty of clear coat & elbow grease it came out ok.
     
  4. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

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    I like the color choice, it is looking good.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Looks good on my puter:s
     
  6. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    If you're that good on the first try you might have missed your calling.
     
  7. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Looks good. Looking forward to seeing them back on bike.
     
  8. Smooth Air

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    Man that looks really good.
    What kind of gun did you use?
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Nice tins - can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  10. Randy007

    Randy007 Member

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    Hey Everybody!

    Thanks for the kind words. I tried to emulate the "Big Bass Gold" color
    one can custom order from MoCo.
    Used a Sharpe conventional gun (2.0 tip) for the primer and the clear base
    mixed with gold flakes from House of Colors. The two other guns were from
    Harbor Freight, HVLP 20oz. They came with 1.4 tips. On sale for $15.00!
    Used one for clear and the other for base color.

    I'll be awhile before the Sporty is ready. Things planned this month:

    1) Fork rebuild
    2) Polish sliders. Maybe triple trees.
    3) Replace rotor
    4) Install 33" sissy bar
    5) Polish the primary/gear cover/cam cover. Install chrome derby.
    6) Install a Flanders handlebar
    7) Install PM grips
    8) Install LePera solo seat
    9) Fix the lights on the guages.

    I know I'm leaving something out. I've got 2 big boxes of stuff to
    throw on and purty her up.

    Thank you for your kind words.