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  1. #1 Default The Triumphs 2013 Re-Paint 
    So I started this a few weeks ago and even though its close to being done now I figured I'd share with you.

    Decided to try my hand with some carbon fiber. Mistake one... lol. I had done some work with fiberglass in the past, mostly small bits, and figured this couldn't be all too hard, boy was I wrong. I ended up having to change my original idea a bit because the cf got screwed up, anywho, here are some pics.



    The almost finished product.


    After adding some filler to smooth out the edges and rough spots



    Primer



    Mixed up my own color of red (not really anything crazy, just some bright red and a bit of black to darken it up)



    Got all the red base coat sprayed





    Added a metallic mid-coat




    And here is the carbon reveal (still needs to be cleaned up from the tape and wet sanded).




    Next step will be to wet sand to 2k and finish it off with a clear coat.

    I also plan on having the lines where the paint meets the carbon pin striped with gold leaf, the wheels will be finished in either black or gold (haven't yet decided), and the seats are being re upholstered in a carbon look cloth.
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    cool idea. the gold leaf will set it off
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    Damn, that's pretty awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjm4life View Post
    cool idea. the gold leaf will set it off
    Thanks, I'm just worried about turning it into a fire truck.
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    black striping will be better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trptguy View Post
    black striping will be better
    I want something to break up the black from the red. I chose the gold leaf as the factory powder coat on the front forks and the brake calipers is gold, as well as the rear spring (more yellow, but w/e).

    If I were to paint a pin stripe on it would either be white or silver.
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    Final clear coat.








    This is the one piece that got screwed up, should still be fixable with the gold leaf.
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    Started putting things back together.

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    Is where the carbon meets the tank hidden?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fanatic View Post
    Is where the carbon meets the tank hidden?
    Do you mean where it is painted over? Yes, it is blended into the metal with some light body filler.
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    Just got the seats back from upholstery.



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    And shes done:



    Will go get some real pics with the DSLR tomorrow, after I fix a fuel leak.
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    Here are some shots from today.





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