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  1. Funkme

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    :rofl:We would all be rich by now,and be able to build n ride all day long,everyday....
     
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    If only I had set up a camera...
    From touching hot parts,to soldering slag dropping on my foot. The bike falling over... Hysterical I really felt 3rd world....
     
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    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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  4. freederix

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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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    You can buy gold car striping from ebay it sticks to the paint and then you can varnish. I used resin to seal the paint in.
     
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  6. Donniebikes55

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    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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    I used Finesse Pinstriping tape, which is a masking tape that comes in different sizes, spacings, and number of stripes.
     
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    I guess I like doing things the hardest way possible
     
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    Striping tape.... Useless keyboard...
    Comes in different sizes,and for the thin one 2mm I take a double line 4mm and 2mm(cut in half).[​IMG]
     
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  10. freederix

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    I imagined guy with little brush and steady hand... but tape is the way to go.
     
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    This german company has pinstriping tape down to 1mm width and lots of waterslide decals. But I don't know if they ship outside europe
    http://www.abziehbilderservice.de

    Gesendet von meinem K00E mit Tapatalk
     
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  13. freederix

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    I'm in Ireland :bigsmile:
     
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    My hand is not that steady. Taping is much faster,but it is better to heat the bends a little,so they sit down properly.
     
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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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    I started a thread under "How To" on pinstriping techniques if anyone wants to add their methods.
     
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  17. PeteMcP

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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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    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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