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T3 Repaint
« on: December 07, 2022, 07:33:34 AM »
Iím going to have another tank and set of side covers painted for my Ď79 G5/T3FB mashup before I sell it.  The current tank has a dent and some sentimental value so I want to keep it. Iím also going to pull the Motogadget gauges and bracket and install factory T3 gauges and housing. I have all the parts and can keep the uber expensive Motogadget gauges for another build. I donít think they add anything visually to this bike.

What is the most saleable color?  I think black again, but a cream white might really be appealing.  I donít think I want to get involved with striping the tank so most likely just a solid color. Here it is presently with the dent visible on the right side.


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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2022, 10:46:59 AM »
A Google search reports that Black is the most popular motorcycle color.
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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2022, 12:19:23 PM »
My opinion is if you do black it needs the stripes. Solid white would be good too
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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2022, 01:29:15 PM »
The saying goes, ďThere are just three colors for motorcycles, red, black, and black. ď I thought black without any stripes looked good on my T3, and I am now beginning to miss it.



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Re: T3 Repaint
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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2022, 02:11:46 PM »
A solid colour paint scheme without striping is like pie without ice-cream...  DonG

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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2022, 02:18:19 PM »
Even a home applied stripe job would look good. Couldnít be too hard. Not like the length of a car
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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2022, 05:41:07 PM »
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The saying goes, ďThere are just three colors for motorcycles, red, black, and black. ď I thought black without any stripes looked good on my T3, and I am now beginning to miss it.
A bit of white doesn't hurt.



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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2022, 06:50:04 PM »
The saying goes, ďThere are just three colors for motorcycles, red, black, and black. ď
Well if that's the way it is:



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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2022, 08:05:04 PM »
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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2022, 08:08:15 PM »
Two other options-

Leave the new tank in quality primer without going to the expense of final paint.  That allows a buyer to save a buck and choose their final color, even if it is the primer thatís the recent cool fad. 

If not, go black or red and consider adding some tape pinstripes for bling.  Again, itís less expensive and more flexible than real pin striping.  Then the buyer can either later afford good $$ pinstriping or just pull the tape to have a solid color tank.
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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2022, 08:26:16 PM »
I used a water transfer set of pin striping on my G5 when I repainted it. Quite inexpensive, and it gives the correct spacing of the wide and narrow stripes. Clear coat afterwards. I think I got them from Steine Dinse, although the American suppliers may carry them as well.
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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2022, 09:19:32 PM »
Just swap tanks with that old clunker sitting beside it :evil:

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Re: T3 Repaint
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2022, 09:36:45 PM »
Just swap tanks with that old clunker sitting beside it :evil:

Steve

Thanks for noticing Steve. The Rapide tank is an old repaint too but still pretty good. One of my friends was fussing with the handlebars and put a ding in it last week.  I tried to be gracious and not cry.

I worked out a deal to trade a Motogadget gauge for some striping. Another client bead blasted the tank overnight and itís already in primer.

Survey says black so black it is.

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