RRBBO13 ♠♣♦♥'SIMPATICO'♥♦♣♠

Jan 2, 2012
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Been there funk . I have countless hours in my rear hinged fender on the skylark & I have no disk breaks . Lol I wish we were getting paid by the hour


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:rofl:We would all be rich by now,and be able to build n ride all day long,everyday....
 
Jan 2, 2012
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Mykonos,GREECE
A dirty shot.
Nothing stays clean for long here...
We have the Meltemi winds.now.
Meltemia (Greek: μελτέμια; pl. of μελτέμι meltemi)- are the strong, dry north winds of the Aegean Sea, which blow from about mid-July to mid-September.
They are at their strongest in the afternoon and often die down at night, but sometimes meltemi winds last for days without a break.
Meltemi winds are dangerous to sailors because they come up in clear weather without warning and can blow at 7–8 Beaufort.






 
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Any tips on painting gold strips?
black bike is just a black bike... but black bike with gold strips make vintage look.
 
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Any tips on painting gold strips?
black bike is just a black bike... but black bike with gold strips make vintage look.
I was sanding a lot of brass once I saved the filings. I put the filings in a salt shaker, masked off the area I wanted gold. Then I sprayed clear enamel, sprinkled the brass powder on it, then sprayed clear again. It looks pretty cool, but I might be a little bit crazy
 
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Any tips on painting gold strips?
black bike is just a black bike... but black bike with gold strips make vintage look.
I used Finesse Pinstriping tape, which is a masking tape that comes in different sizes, spacings, and number of stripes.
 

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You can buy "fineline" masking tape at most automotive paint stores, available in many different widths, @Funkme's suggestion of heating it in the corners is a good one, I had trouble with them lifting slightly.

I used it on BigJim, would have worked well if I had a couple of days to let the paint set, I didn't though, so it was all done in one afternoon and some bits lifted:

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That vid showing the guy hand-striping Royal Enfield tanks tho...! That's skill!
Wonder how many tanks he got through striping like that before he made it look that easy? Bet there's a scrap-heap-sized pile of wonkily-striped tanks somewhere just out of shot in the apprentice liner's department...lol.
 
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That vid showing the guy hand-striping Royal Enfield tanks tho...! That's skill!
Wonder how many tanks he got through striping like that before he made it look that easy? Bet there's a scrap-heap-sized pile of wonkily-striped tanks somewhere just out of shot in the apprentice liner's department...lol.
I often think about this when I look at the faded double box pinstripes on my 1912 Iver Johnson as that was done by hand, but that guy's striping on a compound curved surface with some dude jabbering away next to him. And they're probably paying him next to nothing.
 
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I have Royal Enfield built in India... its really great paint job.

My grandfather was a oldschool grafic designer and book maker. in a "best" times of communism/soviet occupation in Poland he couldnt get lined notebooks for kids for school so he hand made them. draving all the lines with his hand - with no ruler as it was faster for him that way...
 

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