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post #1 of 20 Old 04-20-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Bored wih current Tengai color scheme

Hello Friends,

As the title implies I am looking for new ideas to rattle can paint my Tengai. i don't wanna completely copy somebody else's idea, but the most appealing scheme to me is as pictured below. I love how the yellow and blacks are playing together.

So am I totally crazy? Of course, it won't be a duplicate of the 'throttle' bike. The decals will be completely different. I am thinking mostly black, skid guard yellow, the plastic around headlight yellow, hand guards yellow, and hard bag rack yellow.

Please somebody good with photoshop or somebody with different ideas help me and post.

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post #2 of 20 Old 04-21-2013, 01:06 AM
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I think the Tengai's prodigous amount of plastic would be good for a P-40 Flying Tigers shark face scheme, myself. You might have to change the orientation a tad, but it could be done:






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post #3 of 20 Old 04-21-2013, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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I think the Tengai's prodigous amount of plastic would be good for a P-40 Flying Tigers shark face scheme, myself. You might have to change the orientation a tad, but it could be done:

I like it a lot. And my ex-military friends would love it as a couple of them have some warbirds RC planes in their basements.
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post #4 of 20 Old 05-25-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Well had a couple of days off and decided to plastic weldings and ABS repair, sanding, painting, and applying decals.

I went out to a field and took pictures and did not like the way the blue Tengai seat looked. I cleaned and painted the seat with Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric spray paint and am very impressed with the result. It was very quick drying.

I was planning to leave the fenders white color but again not happy. So the fender is off and has gotten degreased and cleaned. Tomorrow I will finish painting and be done with this for now.

My kids spend hours playing Zombie video games and watching Zombi TV shows. So that was the inspiration for this theme. Total cost was about $25 in paint and $25 and decals. I already had sand paper, degreasers, and several hours.

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I like it! Looks sharp!
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post #6 of 20 Old 05-25-2013, 09:55 PM
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Cool color scheme! Bet it'll get lots of looks and comments as you ride around.
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post #7 of 20 Old 05-25-2013, 10:27 PM
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That combination would be real easy to get carried away and create "gaudy city", but you did a nice job!
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post #8 of 20 Old 05-26-2013, 12:31 AM
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Nice job, man! I had no idea you could spray paint your seat. It will be an attention-getter for sure!



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post #9 of 20 Old 05-26-2013, 12:36 AM
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Looks Great.

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front fender painted also.

The bike looks sharp. My Mom-in Law looked at it and asked my wife if I had bought a new bike!
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