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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Playin with some paint

Here's some pics of my side covers.
I was a Wally-World and seen this hammered paint, I've been thinking of some diff options for paint and figured I'd see what it would look like.





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Not bad. I was looking at some textured paint myself at home depot. Kind of give it that bedliner look maybe. Hammered looks nice though.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 10:47 AM
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Hammered is good for the bike, not the rider!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Looks like Old Rust Pitted Metal that has been spray painted over.

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hmm it sure makes a piece of plastic look like something steel.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 09:10 PM
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I like it!

I'd seen a custom bike with a black crinkle paint finish and brushed nickel in place of chrome. It had a real industrial look that was beautiful.

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I used hammered paint on my fender flares. It looked good for about 2 years and then started being blasted off from tire sling. $8 dollars more and a little tape they looked brand new. The hammered paint gave my truck a "custom" look on the flares

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that looks cool gives me some ideas now
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Nice Job. Now just visit a sign shop & get some custom 750 badges!

This is what I had made. I liked the origional design, just not how it stuck out. Yours applied over that paint would look like it was painted on. Very sharp. Then just clearcoat the whole thing & you can wax it awsome shiny!

Here's my decal. If your interested in the file I could send you a vectored pdf which any sign shop hould be able to use.



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Thanks for the sticker idea, but I'd be more interested in the tank stickers than the side cover. I did try to clear these after I took the pics, but the clear takes away from the rough finish. I plan on useing the hammered finish on the rest of the sheet metal, but might use a different color. Possibally a two tone, hammered/ reg gloss paint.

"DAISY" 85 VN 700 19K
Owned since 09/12/09
Done list
Windshield
Marbled
Metal radiator drain plug
Removed exhaust baffles
TOCMAN. ACCT's
VN900 Seat

TO Do list
To much to list


VN900 seat on my VN700
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12903

Debaffling my stock pipes
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12756
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