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  1. Finished Project This is what I had in mind with Photoshop. I was goin for a 'toy bike' look, haha http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/FIRE3.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/dashboardREVISEDfinal.jpg This is the how the bike look after everytin is done. http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/DSC00018.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/DSC00011.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/DSC00023.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/DSC00015.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/DSC00029.jpg Not too far off, I'd say : ) http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/dashboardREVISEDfinal.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/DSC00034.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/FIRE3.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/DSC00010.jpg Except for the doomed crate of course, lol
  2. After that its the other colors layer after layer. By a 'layer', I mean abt 3 thin coats of the same color. Minimum 3 coats is recommended by the masters, but I feel its juz a guideline. If you're broke, go for 2 http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskbike0.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskbike1.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskbike2.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskbike4.jpg There is abit of planning involved if you're doin 3 colors like me. I sprayed the darker colors first, mask them, den sprayed the lighter colors, so that any spraying errors can be more easily corrected http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskstages5.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskstages4.jpg For the black border, I juz made it the same thickness of the one-inch width masking tape at hand, so I dun need to tink so much, haha Lacquer http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/fpart5.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/fpart1.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/fpart4.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/fpart3.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/fpart2.jpg I can't be sure coz it's been a year.. but I think I put abt 4 coats of lacquer in the pics above, den use hairdryer blow. I was doin it at night coz I'm actually rushing for time. What I did is NOT advisable. At least, you should lacquer and dry it in the DAY. There are alot of advice from the masters about this, some say 4 coats at 15 min intervals, some say muz wait 45 mins after every coat, and some say muz spray den leave it in the sun. Some basic truths remain - Hot is good when drying lacquer, and spraying too thick a coat of lacquer will produce tiny bubbles that ruin your paintwork. And NEVER spray more than 2 coats of PYLOX lacquer if you're aiming for a white bike, coz PYLOX laquer is faintly yellow in color. Go through the horror stories of my white sp for more details. Touch-Up I dunno about others but in all my projects, I make mistakes. It's especially true in this one, since I was in a rush n tend take shortcuts leadin to disasters. Luckily, the golden safety net to fall back on in DIY spray is that in the bigger picture, some wayward spray isn't gonna have a big impact on the overall bike outlook. Mistakes that matter, on the other hand, can be easily covered up to the point that they don't XD http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/touched1.jpg Here you can see some touch ups of yellow and red resulting in the destruction of the black border http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/touched2.jpg Here you can see that the line is now clean and nice http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/touched3.jpg Another example of a chui black border http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/touched4.jpg Another example of magic The magic wand in this case is none other than the Black Marker, lol. I could've tot of other more quality ways to do damage control, but I was too lazy. Nevertheless, it works well enough in the big picture, dun you tink? Now I can spray my damage control of the red, yellow and blue wif ease and juz color the excesses with a black marker. Of coz, your design also determines the type of methods you can use to salvage your artwork, but I tink DIY always requires a streak of improvisation.
  3. Woohoo!! This thread is still alive! Yay! I promised pictures of my Project C70 abt a year ago.. so here they are finally! Lol, better late than never rite? Actually I procastinated on the last phase of constructing a wooden crate as a box till I gave it up eventually.. coz of my FYP no time.. oh well~ Anyway here are the pics! Hope that it will be of use to pple who is attemptin to DIY spray their bikes. Pictures speak a thousand words after all XD Apologies that I'm nt gonna b as thorough wif my explanations as my Project SP last time though. In case anyone's interested in a white SP, look up my ancient but comprehensive threads on DIY-in a Honda SP Original bike when I got it from my uncle http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/P150610_145004.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/P150610_145002.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/P150610_145001.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/P150610_1450.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/P150610_1449.jpg The shiny new exhaust was juz changed before this photo was taken coz it's really fallin apart and posed as a riding hazard. The wind shield, headlight, mirrors and back signal lights were later replaced as part of the project Dismantling of parts http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/old2.jpg Rusted Metal below Seat http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/old3.jpg Sprayed with Pylox Silver! http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/old4.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/old5.jpg Speedometer is dismantled during the second stage of the project Masking and Spraying Stages http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskstages1.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskwhite1.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskstages2.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskwhite2.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskwhite4.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskwhite3.jpg Masking the original bike to spray a layer of white first. If the surface you are spraying on is not lacquered, you could save some time and juz mask and spray. Otherwise, SAND away the lacquer first! I could show you quite a few pics of the paint peel disaster with my windshield coz I tot I could get away with not sanding.. http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskbike3.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskstages3.jpg http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad29/yanxln/sbf/maskwhite5.jpg
  4. im a new kia on a kup kia! haha, got it from an uncle who's not riding anymore i did up my sp when I first got it, so now ill b doin up my cub also.. good to know that this thread is so updated~ it'll b an invaluable resource i posted my sp revamping pics in the DIY section of sbf years ago to share my experience wif everyone, so i'll prob post my pics up here again when this c70 project is over ride safe, everyone ^^
  5. Honda NSR 150SP Likes: Light weight Sporty Design Easily Available Parts / Maintenance Dislike: Noise Fuel Consumption Being a target for thieves and TP alike
  6. Ya, luck would still play the biggest part of all. If you're riding a bike daily, joining the peak hour jam and all, I'm sure having close shaves are already so common that its like, second nature to you. Any one of those close shaves can turn into death (worst case scenario) in a matter of seconds. What to do? That's riding mah~ haha
  7. Once, my cashcard got stolen in a shopping ctr carpark when I forgot to take it out. I dun hav an xtra cashcard wiif me and thus could'nt pass through the barrier normally. Ended up taking the easy way out by tailgating a car in front and tried to sneak through from behind. The barrier came down on my helmet, den hit my shoulders, lol. But luckily, the blow din make me fall or wat.
  8. I heard FR is like somtin Racing, but I'm sure that's just a name, haha
  9. U might like to know that bike towing services seem to charge more on public holidays. On lunar new yr eve I paid $50 instead of the usual $30 for towing my bike. They told me it's e holiday surcharge. Granted I was using a different towing service than usual, but I tot towing prices are all abt the same rate everywhere?
  10. mayb can give salvation army? haha
  11. don't change the whole lock! there's another thread sayin how gettin a locksmith to your bike will be a much cheaper solution
  12. I kena this b4! The first time e workshop say its e kill switch prob. The second time they say its the bike's electrical wiring. After they fixed the electrical wiring, the prob is solved. Hope this works for u!
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