Friday, February 17, 2006
Scallops, not just for potatos anymore!
I made a little time to get into the garagemobile last night and I did a litle painting experiment. One of the sidecovers on the Honda has nice black metallic paint. It's an N.O.S. piece my buddy Joe Dirt scored for me at the dealer. I masked off a scallop and shot some rattle can gold in there and it looks fairly good. I also worked on sanding the other ugly sidecover in an effort to make some actual progress. The fizz can gold is just an experiment but I think I can pull off the effect. Gymi was gracious enough to offer to help me with the job and I may still take him up on that but I am the king of fickle when it comes to paint schemes. The emblems on the bike are gold which is why I chose gold. I'm going to shoot the other side and try to roll on some gold metallic One-shot. I know this sounds crazy but I saw it in a book I have on paiting flames and they say it works. The amount of metallic in the one shot is quite great too. Again, just experimenting. I need to come up with a nice contrasting color for the outline as well. I can't think of anything that would go with the gold. My bike is a 77' but the emblems I have are for a 78'. Either one will fit but the 78' emblems have a decidedly Trans Am feel to them. Not the TransAmerican roadrace cars, but the cheesy prism-dashed cars with the handcuffs hanging from the rear-view mirror and the "Ass Kickin' Southern Rock" license plate on the front. I'll need a big screaming chicken on the tank. The batteries died in the digicam so no pics of the sidecover yet.
Got the camera working - the emblems needs to be replaced or refurbished but you get the idea.