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This is a discussion on Swirl Painted my Sportster within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I showed a pic of your swirl paint job to a customer and he wants the bobber I'm building for him done in black and ...

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    I showed a pic of your swirl paint job to a customer and he wants the bobber I'm building for him done in black and silver.

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    That is cool AF.
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    I don't have any desire for an ironhead Sportster.
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead Sportster.
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead Sportster.
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead Sportster.
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead S...

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    I gotta admit... when I was reading the initial post I was thinking "oh this is going to suck BIG time". Then I looked at who the poster was and thought "really?"

    Then I saw the pics and realized I was being a dork, those parts look pretty good. The follow up posts and other pictures only convinced me even more of my dork-dom. I had read about it before but it was pro shops doing the transfer patterns. I didn't realize average Joe's could do it in the driveway with garbage cans.

    So... thanks I think? Because I really needed another "thing" I wanted to try... and I'm in the same boat of trying to convince myself I no longer have an interest in ironheads. Posts like this don't help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesmoDog View Post
    So... thanks I think? Because I really needed another "thing" I wanted to try... and I'm in the same boat of trying to convince myself I no longer have an interest in ironheads. Posts like this don't help!
    There's always the 8fitty1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanshanomi View Post
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead Sportster.
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead Sportster.
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead Sportster.
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead Sportster.
    I don't have any desire for an ironhead S...

    I've owned half a dozen or so over the years. Which year don't you want the most? I'm very familiar with every aspect of them from 1957 on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bignick View Post
    I've owned half a dozen or so over the years. Which year don't you want the most? I'm very familiar with every aspect of them from 1957 on.
    I really want a '79. Yeah, kind of an oddball that year, but I love them. Basically, this one. Shame so few left with the original siamese exhaust.

    1979 Harley-Davidson Sportster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post

    It has 3 coats of rattle can clear on it and it needs 3 more, a 600 then 1000 wet sand, and a cut and buff. Then it will be perfect. Honestly for the first time it was kind of ambitious and I didn't realize it. I had to do the fender 4 times till I got the pattern I wanted but the tank I got on the first try.

    I don't know anything about paint. What's a "cut"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilderness face View Post
    I don't know anything about paint. What's a "cut"?
    "cut" usually refers to color sanding which is a superfine wet sanding that removes orange peel and imperfections. Some consider compounding part of the cut and some consider it part of the buff, I am one of the former because compound pads are called cutting pads. So I was referring to a wetsand, compound, and then buff with polish and glaze.
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    How resistant is rattle-can clearcoat to gasoline, especially modern ethanol fuels?
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