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    color ideas, need some input

    Alright, the plans for my project are finally starting to come together. I've been jumping around sections asking questions about one project. This one is about color. Satin black cruiser frames seem way over-used. What about a light brown, or maybe a satin army color green? I'm looking to use a color that will look good with the whitewalls and black fenders, but one that isn't overused.

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    ....umm, you mean there are colors other than satin black?

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    Black, Neon Green, and Hot Pink.

    But, seriously, the black fenders pose a problem with light brown I would think... Maybe not, I'd have to see the bike... Pastel/light green could look good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggler2 View Post
    ....umm, you mean there are colors other than satin black?
    that's great. You remind me of my dad. "I'll buy a motorcycle in any color, as long as it's black."

    Maybe some black pinstripes on the frame? I'll try to get a pic up of it. Maybe a darker brown, or a copper? I painted this bike with rattlecans, a duplicolor paint called burnt copper. It's a metallic paint, and is still in good shape after 3 years.


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    Alright, here's the $60 monster, in all it's ugliness. Sporting factory peeling decals, ugly powdercoat, and actually a decent aluminum frame under all the mess. It'll have springer forks, with the curved tubes painted to match the frame.


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    I know y'all got some ideas, speak up!

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    I'd go for teal, but I tend to lean towards lighter colours. A really interesting shade of dark green would look good too.

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    Took one of my 'builds' to the auto shop and told him paint it the color you next use on a car...I got it back pea green, which is not so bad...I need to do some re-work on it so may rattle can over the pea green with something darker. One of my other bikes is yellow, which i like.

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    Green is always good on a bicycle
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    an old jeep green would be perfect : ) matte finish.

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    btw, basscadetz. . . that's sick, awesome ride : )

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    hmm, I like the idea of taking it to an auto body shop, and having them spray it with their excess paint. Seems like everyone likes green, so I'll look into that too. I will most likely end up rattle canning it. A matte military green would be nifty. basscadetz, nice bike you have there.

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    Go with raspberry red, be bold, be different, why be cookie cutter?
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    music man try and find montana gold paints in your area. theyre the best and a really good color palette.

    i decided to aim for a theme on a daily bike of mine, M&Ms
    riding and pimpin again

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    There's a whole bunch of greys you could use. I'm taking it your looking for a flat/matte finish of the rat-rod style, but don't want black?

    Generally they're left primers-grey or red. If you go with flat green every ones gonna call it an Army bike.

    The brown might be better.

    Then there's always shiny colors.

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    I'm ok with a glossy paint. But for satin colors, I was only thinking about the green or black. I am trying to go with a retro color if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basscadetz View Post
    Do you wear a lid when you ride now you're in Oz?

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    I've really taken a liking to Cream color lately.


    BMW puts a great cream color on the Mini Cooper that I really like.



    I'm dropping a frame off at the local auto body shop tomorrow or this weekend and I'm thinking Cream and then I'll hand paint brown accents on the lugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by deez View Post
    I've really taken a liking to Cream color lately.


    BMW puts a great cream color on the Mini Cooper that I really like.



    I'm dropping a frame off at the local auto body shop tomorrow or this weekend and I'm thinking Cream and then I'll hand paint brown accents on the lugs
    That is nice, I've been thinking of a dark grey for one of my bikes.

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    I like dark grey especially when its flat primer.

    I actually really like the look of Grey or Black primer as the final coat. With glossy red or white Wheels

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    Raspberry red WITH...

    Raspberry red WITH a shade of gray.
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    Blood red or burnt orange with black pin stripes/fenders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert '55 View Post
    Do you wear a lid when you ride now you're in Oz?
    i didnt for the first few months i was here, only because i have a big head, and finding the right fit was an issue. i found an old vintage cricket helmet for 3 bucks that fits well.

    so yes, i now wear a helmet! 50 dollar tickets from the man sucks.
    It's all fun and games till somebody gets hurt. Then it's just fun.

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