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Guys, doing these Champion Patriot bags for "showmevtx" right now. They had been previously painted by someone else, with a pine limb, from the looks of things. :nope::eek: I got them all sanded smooth, the existing paint seems to be (if nothing else) bonded well to the bags, so there's no reason to try and strip/remove it. I had to patch a few holes in the back of the bags and am doing a little bodywork now, then we'll be spraying some high build sandable primer in a few places. I don't want the old flame job to "map" through into the new paint on top.

Speaking of which, you talk about hard to get? The green paint on this bike is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get. It was only produced by US Paint for 2 years, I think they said they made 30 gallons for Honda for the 1st year, and about 9 gallons for them for the 2nd year. There was a minimum purchase requirement, so we'll have plenty left over and will be looking to sell some of it off to others who need this color or who want their bike done this color....

 

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Your time is coming Scott :mosh:

One thing is for sure, you will NOT be disappointed.
 

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Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
 

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...Speaking of which, you talk about hard to get? The green paint on this bike is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get. It was only produced by US Paint for 2 years, I think they said they made 30 gallons for Honda for the 1st year, and about 9 gallons for them for the 2nd year. There was a minimum purchase requirement, so we'll have plenty left over and will be looking to sell some of it off to others who need this color or who want their bike done this color...
went through the same thing with us paints for american red just recently. minimum of 1 quart to purchase from them. they guy i talked to with us paints said the paint is a little different than hok, ppg, etc to spray as well. waiting on the fed ex man to bring the activator and primer now :icon_mrha
 

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Bryan, looking good can't wait to see this ("special dark metallic green") going on. And as far as the extra, well maybe a woody's fairing and hard lowers may be in my future (who knows).
 

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And as far as the extra, well maybe a woody's fairing and hard lowers may be in my future (who knows).

Now you're talking Scott......keep diggin in those pockets. You're bound to find some loose change :nope: (it's so easy spendin other people's money:bleh:)
 

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Would the green paint in question be the pearl uranium green #GY122?
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nah, I have some of that on the shelf. Sprayed it plenty of times before. I don't have the info in front of me right now, but it was a limited color used only on some of the Spec 3 bikes that were 2 tone. They had a 2 quart minimum purchase requirement :banghead:
 

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I'm really interested in what this green looks like and what you do with the bags.
 

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Getting closer........

Guys, i called champion sidecars and they are sending Bryan new locks, hinges, reflectors and weatherstripping. they should be like new again (only better).
 

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3yr old daughter gave me my fathers day gift this morning.....

i guess mom and her figured out how to order these saddlebag liners from champion and i think they will be handy for trips (it's good to be a dad).

 

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Nice Scott! Happy Fayhers Day!
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got the high-build sanded smooth. Need to put a touch of filler in a couple pinholes and then shoot the sealer and some black base & clear....

 

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Now to let them sit up a bit and harden, then I'll carefully wet-sand them smooth and start shooting the graphics and green in a while....

sealer....


black base.......


2 coats of clear....
 

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Bryan, i like seeing the bags in the black...they are starting to look very fast, can't wait for the green and graphics. if you need anything just ask.
 
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