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Custom Paint - 2003 Honda VTX 1800 - Flames
Here is the finished bike:
Here is the work in progress,
Prepped and wetsanded:
Flames and clear done (Sanded prior to compounding):
(I missed taking pictures during the flame painting)
After compounding and hand rubbing:
Additional Work on fairing and saddlebags:
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):
Next came the orange candy/pearl topcoat:
Then came the flames. These needed minor touchups: