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What accents on the gas tank should I do?

Gold "Indian" font graphics used on the "new" Indians
7 (63.6%)
Traditional Hot Rod flames with "ghost" paint
1 (9.1%)
Traditional Hot Rod flames with chameleon paint
0 (0%)
Tribal Flames with "ghost" paint
1 (9.1%)
Tribal flames with chameleon paint
0 (0%)
Plain black with the black metal flake - No Graphics
2 (18.2%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Author Topic: I Need Your Opinions For Paint Options!  (Read 317 times)

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I Need Your Opinions For Paint Options!
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:08:50 PM »
Hi everyone!

I'm in the process of finishing up the paint work on my '58 Indian Trailblazer.  So far the bike is completely black with 4 coats of black metal flake and 4 coats of clear.  I'm getting ready to wet sand all the parts and spray 3 more coats of clear.  My problem is that I'm undecided on what on I want to do to the gas tank as far as graphics or design before I put the final coats of clear on.  Here's a pic of the gas tank right now so you have an idea of what I'm working with.  If you have any other suggestions, just leave a comment saying your ideas.

Thank you everyone for your input and thoughts!
Scottie

« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 01:13:42 PM by Scottie J »


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Re: I Need Your Opinions For Paint Options!
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 01:52:41 PM »
A picture of Bambi?
I'm not a flames fan myself. If I had to have flames, they would be very understated, barely.visible dark blue ghosts, and fading into the paint
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Re: I Need Your Opinions For Paint Options!
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 08:32:55 PM »
I say let everyone know what you are riding. It's too cool to go unknown.  8)

Not to complicate matters, but I've seen "Bullet" done in a nice hand painted font before and have always liked the style.  Like this:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KglDufnLM_A/Ti7Ut3yhG4I/AAAAAAAABL0/USKMpYa43VY/s1600/SIlver+Bullet.jpg

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Re: I Need Your Opinions For Paint Options!
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 08:43:07 PM »
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Re: I Need Your Opinions For Paint Options!
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 08:48:43 PM »
I am of two minds here
What I would do if it were my motorbike ?
( doesn't matter )

and

What would get my nod if I were judging the bike in a show or a picking the best at a rally ?
 
Gold Indian script on that tank would look absolutely stellar IMHO.
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Re: I Need Your Opinions For Paint Options!
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 10:28:53 PM »
You guys all seem to like the gold Indian font (for the most part) and that's what I keep going back to as well.  So there we have it, I'll order them tonight!

Scottie


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Re: I Need Your Opinions For Paint Options!
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 07:47:39 AM »
You guys all seem to like the gold Indian font (for the most part) and that's what I keep going back to as well.  So there we have it, I'll order them tonight!

Scottie

It's an Indian, and it should say Indian.
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