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Custom Paint - 2003 Honda VTX 1800

 

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Custom Paint - 2003 Honda VTX 1800 - Flames

Here is the finished bike:

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Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

Here is the work in progress,
Disassembly started:

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Prepped and wetsanded:

Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

Flames and clear done (Sanded prior to compounding):
(I missed taking ppictures during the flame painting)

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After compounding and hand rubbing:

Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX
Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

Reassembly started:

Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

2003 Honda VTX

Additional Work on fairing and saddlebags:
Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

On the fairing, I had to repair the orange part after the flames were already done. This is the second attempt at finishing the flame. The orange was candy orange, so the first step was a gold base (notice the flames covered with masking tape):
Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

Next came the orange candy/pearl topcoat:
Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

Then came the flames. These needed minor touchups:
Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX

Finally, the shadows and the clear:
Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX Custom Painted 2003 Honda VTX


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