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« Reply #75 on: June 13, 2017, 09:44:54 AM »

Pinstripe paint came today, so I did one side of the fenders.  I used an edge tool to keep a consistent line.  I will do the other side tomorrow when the paint is dry.

I haven't decided if I am going to try the tank.  My hand is not all that steady.  I may bring the paint with me to Portland, and have the pinstriper that goes to the meet do it.
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« Reply #76 on: June 13, 2017, 10:35:47 AM »

Your a braver man than I.  And probably a lot steadier of hand also! Wink
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« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2017, 11:28:22 AM »

Rick you've developed a nice touch with the striping tool, looks super...well done.  Rick C.
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« Reply #78 on: June 13, 2017, 01:32:24 PM »

Yup . Looks a bit alright , Rick . Wink

There's an ol' boy down Kansas way that can lay paint better that any machine . I saw his work . Couldn't find a single flaw . Both sides of the rig were mirror images . How he does that Huh Maybe with 30+ years of practice ...
Anyway , if the fellow at the meet is anything close , I'd likely do the same as you .

Is the paint you used an off white , cream maybe ?

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« Reply #79 on: June 13, 2017, 02:02:08 PM »

Yup . Looks a bit alright , Rick . Wink

There's an ol' boy down Kansas way that can lay paint better that any machine . I saw his work . Couldn't find a single flaw . Both sides of the rig were mirror images . How he does that Huh Maybe with 30+ years of practice ...
Anyway , if the fellow at the meet is anything close , I'd likely do the same as you .

Is the paint you used an off white , cream maybe ?

Pete . Smiley

It is OneShot Ivory.  I have an original fender with some of the pinstripe left, and it is very close.
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« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2017, 02:15:05 PM »

It looks like maybe a good match for the rims , too .

That Ivory does look nice on that 'brown' . Wink

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« Reply #81 on: June 14, 2017, 07:53:42 AM »

Rick,
That is looking really nice. Can't wait to see it in Portland all together.
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« Reply #82 on: June 15, 2017, 01:29:40 PM »

Finished the Pinstripe, and put the fenders on.  Just waiting on the air filter and tail light.

Before and after.
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« Reply #83 on: June 15, 2017, 02:49:34 PM »

That turned out real nice , Rick .

I like how the seat coloration seems to fade from light into something close to the tin color .

Is that bumper rubber on the neck support ?

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« Reply #84 on: June 15, 2017, 03:33:40 PM »

That turned out real nice , Rick .

I like how the seat coloration seems to fade from light into something close to the tin color .

Is that bumper rubber on the neck support ?

Pete . Smiley

Yes, I padded the neck so it wouldn't dent again.  I also used the same rubber cushion on the bars were the tank touches.  On my blue bike, the paint rubbed off where the tank made contact, and I want to see if this helps.
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« Reply #85 on: June 15, 2017, 05:58:07 PM »

Very nice!  Shocked You do some fine work.

No pin stripes on the tank? When did Simplex start striping anyway?
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« Reply #86 on: June 15, 2017, 06:56:46 PM »

Rick ,

Before I put the tank in the frame , I applied a medium density foam weather strip with adhesive on one side to the underside of the frame tubes . More to the inside of the tubes. They aren't very noticeable and there's no paint worn away .

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« Reply #87 on: June 16, 2017, 01:57:55 AM »

Very nice!  Shocked You do some fine work.

No pin stripes on the tank? When did Simplex start striping anyway?

I am going to have a guy do the Tank at Portland.  I don't trust myself to have a steady hand to try it freehand.
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« Reply #88 on: June 16, 2017, 06:07:20 AM »

Sweeeet! Before to after in less than a year. Father Simplex is smiling on you Rick. Congrats! I knew how it would turn out before it started. You've got this process down pat for sure. Bob
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« Reply #89 on: June 16, 2017, 07:27:55 AM »

Breath taking job Rick!
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