Harley Davidson Sportster Silver Doubled Edge & Red Pinstriped Flames
Motorcycle Custom Painting by Eye Kandi
This is a Harley Davidson Sportster Nightster Motorcycle paint set that Eye Kandi was commissioned to do some custom painting on. The owner of the motorcycle had given us some pictures of a paint job he really liked & told us that he wanted something kind of like it. He liked the colors on the pictures of the motorcycle custom paint job that he had seen but wanted to have us make it work with his bike & he also wanted to keep the factory Harley Davidson logos that were already on the motorcycle tank.
After we had received the motorcycle paint set, it was prepped for the new custom paint & airbrushing work.
Soon after, the motorcycle tins were ready for fine lining on the custom flames. Layout on custom painted flames is everything. It has to have good composition, work with the flow of the motorcycle, as well as in this situation it has to work with the existing gas tank logos.
Here the motorcycle tank & rear fender have the first set of flames laid out.
On the front fender, having good knowledge on exactly how the fender sits on the motorcycle is key to keep the custom painted flames flowing good.
Here is the front fender laid out.
Late model Harley Davidson Sportsters have removable metal side covers which make for a nice canvas to add to a custom paint job. Knowing exactly how they are positioned on the motorcycle is crutial here, it can really make or break the paint job.
Here the flames are masked & ready to have the silver metallic base painted in.
Here all the pieces of the motorcycles sheet metal are painted in.
Then we had to go back in & lay out another set of fine line tape to assist us in creating the double edged flame design. This can take quite a bit of time to do a great job to ensure no mistaping, especially when doing additional parts.
Photos below show the gas tank with the fine line finished, Now to move to the next stage.
This motorcycle custom painting blog is continued in Part: 2
In Part:2 we proceed with the next stage which is airbrushing some black base coat along the fine line edge of the silver metallic flames, as well as continue throughout the complete process of clear coating & the finished product.
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