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 Post subject: Project Project 2
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:12 pm 
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So I needed some P2's for my 1997 Kula build and I managed to get these for £5 BIN :shock: off ebay! They are even tripple butted :D but in that daft modern black colour, so I set to work on them..


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File comment: Ooops, I seem to have spilt a little nitromors on them, how clumsey of me!
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:15 pm 
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Continued...


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File comment: A touch of Rover Gunmetal me thinks...!
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:16 pm 
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And the before, middle and after shots..


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Nice job 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:22 pm 
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Here a slightly higher res of the finished article..


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 9:01 am 
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Another great paint job. Did you manage to get that finish with a spray can or something more sophisticated?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:21 pm 
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Just a spray can, from halfords :roll: ... and loads of care and attention between coats.

Once stripped I applied two coats of primer, flatting off between coats, then about four coats of the gunmetal, again sanding between coats. Finally I very carefully sanded (1200 grit with loads of water) to matt of the top coat and applied laquer. Stickers were applied between coats of laquer.


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I would have straight swapped the black ones for an original set in mint condition in the colour/decals you ended up with :(


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Nice paint work. I bet you are pleased with the result :D :D 8) Hope we will see the complete bike


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:45 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
I would have straight swapped the black ones for an original set in mint condition in the colour/decals you ended up with :(


But that would take the fun out if surely... respray yours black.. :shock:, I've got another black set coming although I'm not 100% what they are. If they are any good I might still be up for a swap..?


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