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All in all , I think it came out pretty good. The picture quality kind of sucks and I still have to put the stickers on but here it is.







 

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I rattle0canned my stuff, you just gotta take your time and it comes out pretty sweet. One word of advice for you fellow rattle-caners, paint all your stuff one the same day (colors) and but all the cans from the same place at the same time. I say this because my tail section came out a different shade of blue and I think it's because I painted it on a different day. I put the same amount of coats of primer and color, so it couldn't have been that. I think next time, I'm gonna buy some paint and go steal/borrow Quig's shit. Anyways, here it is.
 

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Why dont you guys practise painting with real paint? Cheap auto paint for me costs me 50-60 bucks for a single color.
 

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Why dont you guys practise painting with real paint? Cheap auto paint for me costs me 50-60 bucks for a single color.
Cuz ya need at least two colors to get the number plates on. Last I checked, it ends up being like $150 to do a single bike after paint, clear, hardner, reducer, etc. Not worth it unless you're doing a bunch of bikes. At that cost I'll just pay someone else to do it.
 

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Why dont you guys practise painting with real paint? Cheap auto paint for me costs me 50-60 bucks for a single color.
Cuz ya need at least two colors to get the number plates on. Last I checked, it ends up being like $150 to do a single bike after paint, clear, hardner, reducer, etc. Not worth it unless you're doing a bunch of bikes. At that cost I'll just pay someone else to do it.
Thanks everyone for the compliments. It is definitely just a matter of taking your time, (and having some good rubbing compound).

I have gun (Actually 3 of them), but as Adam said, I went to the supply store and after pricing the 3 colors of paint plus clear and the fact that catalyst only comes in gallons, it was going to cost like 200 +. The spray paint cost me around 50.00 total from Autozone.
 

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Looking good there spiffy . . . novice, huh?

We going to see that paint job up at Loudon on June 1st???
 

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Looking good there spiffy . . . novice, huh?

We going to see that paint job up at Loudon on June 1st???
If the rain stops for a day or two yes.

Novice Huh
 

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Looking good there spiffy . . . novice, huh?

We going to see that paint job up at Loudon on June 1st???
If the rain stops for a day or two yes.

Novice Huh
So far, looks like the rain might take a break and leave us alone for that day.

Two race weekends have come & gone already, you should be well on your way to Amateur . . . slacker.
 

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Looking good there spiffy . . . novice, huh?

We going to see that paint job up at Loudon on June 1st???
If the rain stops for a day or two yes.

Novice Huh
So far, looks like the rain might take a break and leave us alone for that day.

Two race weekends have come & gone already, you should be well on your way to Amateur . . . slacker.
You are so right. The first one the bike wasn't ready and the second one...work prevented me from going to
 

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Why dont you guys practise painting with real paint? Cheap auto paint for me costs me 50-60 bucks for a single color.
Cuz ya need at least two colors to get the number plates on. Last I checked, it ends up being like $150 to do a single bike after paint, clear, hardner, reducer, etc. Not worth it unless you're doing a bunch of bikes. At that cost I'll just pay someone else to do it.
thats what it cost me 150 to 200 bucks for supplies. but i use good paint that holds up, if it would quit tumping over.

spray cans lack a ggod hardner and seem to get sand blasted quite a bit.
 

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Why dont you guys practise painting with real paint? Cheap auto paint for me costs me 50-60 bucks for a single color.
Cuz ya need at least two colors to get the number plates on. Last I checked, it ends up being like $150 to do a single bike after paint, clear, hardner, reducer, etc. Not worth it unless you're doing a bunch of bikes. At that cost I'll just pay someone else to do it.
thats what it cost me 150 to 200 bucks for supplies. but i use good paint that holds up, if it would quit tumping over.

spray cans lack a ggod hardner and seem to get sand blasted quite a bit.
What does tumping over mean.

BTW, I used auto paint in a can (Dupli-color truck and Van paint) Hopefully, it has a better hardner than run of the mill spray paint. If not...It is a race bike and I only need two good photo ops and one way or another, I'll probably end up painting it again for next season
 

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tumping over = crashing.

my bike gets displayed at bike nights now and then so a getto job is not worth much
 

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tumping over = crashing.

my bike gets displayed at bike nights now and then so a getto job is not worth much
Displayed for what it looks like when you crash?? Like the cars they put in front of the police station
 

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heh, the rattle can job looks good. I'd been using Krylon and yea it does chiop easily. will try the Dupli crap next time, i got an upper, 3 lowers, one tail coming so they will need paint!
 
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