Thanks for the tip. I might try to clean those up today. They were kind of a whim, wasn't sure I would keep the seat white, but I like how they 'class up' the build a little; and the white seat does that too for me.I noticed you got a bit of "silvering" on your decals. There are solvents made for softening the decals and allows them to conform to the surface. I use Microset and Microsol.
You apply Microset to the surface before applying the decal, and Microsol after you apply it.
Jude, you really landed on an idea I originally had; smoked chrome or black chrome. Now that you have brought it up, I'm really tempted to do that. It might really separate this bike from the more traditional chromed muscle bikes. Thanks!I actually do like the black seat idea.... and photoshop!!!
You’ve definitely got time to spare; if you want to get crazy, do your seat in black and smoke all the chrome.
I actually watched that vid and a couple other of the Duplicolor guys as I was getting started on this build.
I’m in upstate NY and can definitely sympathize with you on the cold weather hampering builds!!!Jude, you really landed on an idea I originally had; smoked chrome or black chrome. Now that you have brought it up, I'm really tempted to do that. It might really separate this bike from the more traditional chromed muscle bikes. Thanks!
The one problem I have, is our days are numbered for being able to do any painting from here on out. Today is 60's , but drops to low '50s tomorrow through the week, with lows in the high '30s. Those temps don't allow paint to cure very well.
But I'm super intrigued by the idea!
I like the two-tone idea! Now you've got me thinking.Personally, I'd never dream of putting a white seat on a boys/mens "muscle bike", unless... it was extreme in it's muscularity in every other way.
But different stroke, right.
My vote. The black matches the frame accents and blends well with the bike as a whole, as opposed to standing out on it's own.
Looks great!, I think.
Maybe a two-tone, black top with ratsberry sides, or black sides with ratsberry on top.
Opinions always matter! With that, the grips are original, so they will stay. Something about all the hands that have grabbed those grips to guide this bike through history, I just have to keep them (ala my "Helen Wheels" build this past summer).I like the white seat. If it was mine, I would add white grips to match the seat.
But it's not my build, so my opinion doesn't mean much.
I've been planning to build some ichi style seats out of a skateboard and a snowboard....whenever I get around to it.I like the two-tone idea! Now you've got me thinking.