"The Salt Shaker" update 8/1 finshed

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  1. jaba13

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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    Those fenders turned out really nice. Great work. JB
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    That's looking great!
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    Fantastic pinstriping 8)
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    Wow! :shock:
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    Dig that... kool kolors... fantastic job!
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    "but i hated painting with rustoleum so oh well"

    What is different about rustoleum? I'm clear coating my frame and haven't bought the paint yet.
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    I can only add to what's already been said. Fantastic! Where did you aquire your painting skills?
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    Exactly what I had to say.
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    the clear for rustoleum looks awesome high gloss, but the nozzle gums up alot and makes it a paint in the butt . on the other hand the krylon gloss clear doesnt even look like a clear coat doesnt feel like one either but sprays on nice ... next time i paint something im going to test out if i can spray color with kyrlon and clear it with rustoleum's clear ill insert a picture to show u
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    the monark above was done in rustoleum and has the clear on it .. see how glossy it is i did a primer,paint and clear on it the whole bike shines

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    this is the chain guard of the salt shaker you can see it doesnt have that high gloss look to it . and it has a primer,paint and clear on it
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    im still learning! :) for sray bomb this is my 2nd time painting a bike actually .. pinstriping i picked up a few years ago i do alot geared in the hot rod world, been around cars my whole life and love them so paint ideas some to me easily... lettering is more challenging for me and im taking on that challenge as we type haha
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    I wish I had some of your skills,or should I say most, the paint is off the hook
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    thanks man!
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    ok sooo today i painted the hardwear .. yea the cheap route sorry on a budget
    i need to get new tubes im just going to use the old tires ... there pretty awesome lookin so why not
    want to make a paper patern for the wheel disc's tonight along with pinstriping the back fender .. ontop of a guitar i need to get done asap but im addicted to this bike ..


    oh ya i need to find a switch to fit in the switch hole on the tank :| :?:
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    best color choices and paint skills! :wink:
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    so i had to make a trip to radio shack for something totally not bike related then i thought about the whole tank light switch and battery tray ... radio shack should have switches? ... radio shack should have something to hold double d batterys right ? ... SCORE found a switch that fits to the T into the tank switch hole even where it screws in , and the battery tray fits , i need to attach the long skinny braket that screws into the bottom of the tank onto the new tray .. and figure out how to wire all of this to work hahaha .... and i got the tubes for the tires

    .. i did not pinstripe anything on the bike today :( ... really had to work on this guys guitar finshed that and now im relieved and can focus on the bike tomorrow
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    definitely one of the best pinstripe jobs i've ever seen! very nice!
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    HotRodJen, I'm becoming a big fan of yours.

    Because Rustoleum is an oil based paint, it flows as it dries basically self leveling. Krylon is acrylic so it needs to be put on in wetter coats. I usually spray one or two mist coats to seal then two or three wet coats of Krylon. There is a fine line between wet enough and too wet where it'll run.
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    well thank you very much :) ,
    ahh haaa didnt read up on rustoleum being oil based , i love the look of the paint but hated the tip that it sprayed out of maybe ill switch tips might help me out ,
    and the krylon i did do the mist coats and then i tried another heavier coat really didnt want any runs .. ill take this into consideration next time thanks so much
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/12 Pinstriped!

    alrighty since i want to keep it on the cheap side since the $ went into the aluminum i didnt feel like finding and paying for skinny tires for this bicycle .. i looked at the old one yea theres a few cracks but it will be fine :) .. but talk about dirty and faded so with my insiration being bonneville i thought back to a great movie the world fastest indian and burt used shoe polish on his tires ...
    well i so happen to have shoe polish so i "polished" my tires
    [​IMG] kiwi works great!
    it was time consuming b/c the detail in the tire
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    [​IMG] can ya see the difference?
    [​IMG] like new
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    back fender is done , thats all the pinstriping i can do on it b/c the back rack will block the rest
    and then ...
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    i worked on making a templet for the wheel disc's
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    thats just a pic of it layed on there there will be a over lap piece to size it to the rim better
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    Re: "The Salt Shaker" update 7/14 TIRES and more lines

    now seats ...
    the seat that was on it forget it i hate it , so i think im going to take my 49 schwinn leopard print seat and recover it in something just for now ... since the schwinn is down :( .. i should take a look threw my fabric and shirts see if i can come up with something fun ..

    i also cant rock a front basket on the bike b/c the headlight ... so i picked up a crate to strap onto the back rack( i will put something to protect the paint) .. ill only prob use the crate for when im at bonneville to tug my camera gear/water /sunblock around ... im of corse painting the crate .. just a little bit :)

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