Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here is the front fender and side covers after I laid out the flames and masked them for paint.
Here is the gas tank after I laid out the flames on one side. Now I have to make a tracing of them and transfer the design to the other side.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Here is a picture of the gas tank. The next step after you sand the primer is applying sealer. Sealer has a few functions, it acts as a bond coat between primers and base coats, prevents topcoats from soaking into the primer and reducing gloss, and in this case will make the tank and fenders the right color for faster coverage of topcoats. I then clear coated it. This will seal the white down so when I lay out the flames there won't be any tape tracking. I also like to do this when there is going to be some airbrushing so if there is a problem I can easily fix it with out having to re-base it.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Welcome to my blog.

Here is my latest project.

It is a victory motorcycle. When it's done it will be white on the top black on the bottom with a red tribal flame graphic and a platinum pearl pinstripe.

I started by sanding the paint and fixing some damage on the front fender. I also primed and blocked the area where the old two tone stripe was. The reason why I do this is because the stripes from the factory are usually stickers that are clear coated over. So if you just feathered it out you would still see a line after you painted it.
Check back later for more updates.