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I'm glad ''black out'' came along because as my 95 ages and parts corrode, they are easy to cover up under some gloss black with clear coat.
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Exactly Ron. Flake never went away. It evolved into different methods. Personally, I still like the less is better method. Spray clear, then sprinkle a small amount of flake that can look like stars in a night sky or a constellation if you use more flake.
Yeah, that's the artistry I was talking about. Desire for a "style" ebbs and flows but respect for true art lives forever despite the "style" (I consider the whole bike functional art, would rather my chrome rod covers and bolts over an elaborate murals myself, but I can still respect the creativity and talent; I just also respect the creativity and talent of HD engines and Jammer bones ...... and I do dislike when folks cover up that beauty with fairings and giant saddles and saddlebags buts that's just my taste)
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Yeah, that's the artistry I was talking about. Desire for a "style" ebbs and flows but respect for true art lives forever despite the "style" (I consider the whole bike functional art, would rather my chrome rod covers and bolts over an elaborate murals myself, but I can still respect the creativity and talent; I just also respect the creativity and talent of HD engines and Jammer bones ...... and I do dislike when folks cover up that beauty with fairings and giant saddles and saddlebags buts that's just my taste)
Yeah. That's why the pile of crap I pulled off my bikes outweigh the bikes.
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Gray primer is the new fad, some clear it. More and more car are primer gray these days; poser bikers will follow, just check it out.
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Gray primer is the new fad, some clear it. More and more car are primer gray these days; poser bikers will follow, just check it out.
In the 50's it was red primer on bikes and hot rod's.
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it went out of vogue when they took the lead out of fuel and red-lead paint was banned.
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it went out of vogue when they took the lead out of fuel and red-lead paint was banned.
True. I'm in the sign business, and our old standby lettering enamel (One Shot) kept the lead base until just a few years ago (maybe 10 or so?). That's why it was the old standby. It really did cover in one shot. It really did hold up except for fade in the reds and blues but even that was better than in most other paints. Now it still holds up well, it doesn't like the new EPA approved paint thinner (makes it gel where the original mineral spirits did not and thinning lettering enamel is an absolute must.) So that makes it hard on very expensive lettering brushes. My wife would be rich if she had all the money she spent on brushes in the last 50 years. Most are still good because she takes very good care of them and has real mineral spirits for thinning paint and for the final clean. Then stores them in oil. She is such an amazing dinosaur.
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