View Poll Results: OK - so for a DIY job, how would you rate my Mille?

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  • Wicked!

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Thread: Project Italia

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    Project Italia

    Hi All,

    OK, so i got brave this year, and bought some spray canz...
    Three weeks later, i'm still at it, but she's almost done.

    Whaddyafinksofar?

    Before:


    Massive repair for a tiny ding.... works though!

    During:


    ...so far so good!


    ....yep, metal flake green is good too!


    The bike today - just missing front fender effort and wing mirrors and the rest of the decals to complete


    I should point out, I've not done anything like this before, had a go at spraying a clock in class about 15 years ago!
    Last edited by Phoeno; July 9th, 2009 at 08:35 AM.

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    Dont look bad to me

    Could do with a front end shot and the colour on the tank looks a bit flat but i think the finished article will look pretty good.

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    Looks good but need more pics.

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    Where did you get the silver aprilia decal?

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    I got the set (including a bunch i haven't used yet) from The Image Works.
    Cost 50 for the lot! SOund a lot for stickers, but the retail on the originals is RIDICULOUS!

    they're at http://www.the-image-works.co.uk/

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    Maybe Ill sticker mine up during offseason, quality looks oke and the price is not that bad.

    Good luck with the project, so far it looks good

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    doesn't look to bad from a spray can got to agree with Barry the tank needs some clear on it or even clear with some flake in it to match the green

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    Post some more pics

    Looks interesting.

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for the feedback.
    The tank in that main picture where it's on the table, has now been lacquerd but it's that shitty petrol resistant stuff and seems to have a gloupy texture when you bung it on and well, kind looks like snot when it dries too. Was thinking of sanding it back a little and hitting it with a coat of normal lacquer.. We'll see how it goes tonight i guess!

    More pics to come.
    Does anyone have experience with spraying etc? Need some advice about orange peel!!

    Cheers.

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    Crappy pic, but I'm getting there.

    Hopefully finished by the weekend, I'll get some more pics done - somehwere sunny!

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    needs something on the white panels ..what i dont know just something to soften it up a bit...i still like it though...very individual...yours is the only one like it... How good does that feel?

    Must admit if i could get a set of bodywork i'd change mine but with near mint panels i'm very reluctant to touch it

    p.s. i voted wicked in the poll...

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    Cheers Redrat!

    I agree, I've been holding off on the decals for the white panels as they're the original colours, blue and grey etc... not sure if they'd just throw the whole thing off really.

    Sod It, can always scrape 'em back off if they suck.
    Cheers for the vote, i've been holding my breath!

    Will be finished this weekend, have more pix up over the weekend. Might have to ask the Mrs to get on it..

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    Finally!

    managed to get the rest of the decals on, and they look way better than I thought they would. It;s the chrome lettering man - Imageworks ROCK!

    Sorry about the night shots - I sleep when the suns up.

    Oooooo!


    Ooooo Yerrrr







    Tank - Lackered up.


    Cheers for the feedback all.

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    Turned out alot better than i thought.................good work fella!!

    One thing that is missing that would look good is a chrome ip sticker like ive got on mine

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    Oooo, the poll's looking a bit hit 'n miss..

    She looks good in the flesh ah pwomiss!

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    Mirrors closeup....


    Her idea...

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    dude, pop around and sort my yellow out! been toying with the idea of sorting my 2 tone yellow out my self but first would be to secure the replacement fairing so I can keep the bike on the road.

    Just normal spray cans you used? I was thinking I might invest in a compressor when I do mine, sorry if
    I do like the design but the red is not the red I would have used nice looker now buddy

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    rsvmille
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    wasn't looking to bad till i saw the mirrors, not sure about that buddy

    assuming you have put put sufficient clearcot on the best way to remove orange peel is to wet flat it with 1500 or 2000 wet & dry paper & hire a polisher from the local hire shop as that will save you hours over hand polishing, or, as you have done all the hard work, take the panels to a local bodyshop & ask how much for them to apply a 2k clear for you.

    like the design tho

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    Well I think its tops all from a can or 2. how many cans did you use in the end bud?

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