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I want to make her red but show a lot of aluminum still. Thinking Red from the Knee indent area tapering up to were the Ducati decal is. Possibly some red on the top section. Kinda framing everything with Raw aluminum.

Whats the rest of you Aluminum buying nutz going to do?

Anyone good with Photo Shop?
 

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My PS will be painted silver to match the nose but have an exposed brushed aluminum stripe on the tank and cafe tail.
The logos will show some aluminum as well where the white was.

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I'm painting mine to match my car:



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I'm thinking I'd like to get it looking more like the aluminum chain guard I just installed. Looks like a brushed finish that I image using a flap wheel with 180 - 220 grit will produce. I don't want a polished tank, just a nice brushed finish. Then maybe a clear coat over it to keep it clean. Maybe?
 

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I want to make her red but show a lot of aluminum still. Thinking Red from the Knee indent area tapering up to were the Ducati decal is. Possibly some red on the top section. Kinda framing everything with Raw aluminum.

Whats the rest of you Aluminum buying nutz going to do?

Anyone good with Photo Shop?
as I wrote in the other thread, I am exited about the new tanks as much
as if I would own a Sport Classic and would expect one to be delivered to
my door by next week.

before I opened Ducati.MS today, I had the impression of some red graphics
on a otherwise bare aluminium Sport Classic tank.

as soon as Moto comes up with the first pics on a tank stateside and mounted
on a bike, I am more than happy to help with photoshop.

Moto's idea is classic as well, will work great with red too as to be seen on some
current superbikes.

:)
 

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just a nice brushed finish. Then maybe a clear coat over it to keep it clean. Maybe?
a polished tank would be perfect for a classic cafe racer IMO, whereas the
brushed tank pics we saw from Italy so far seemed to be perfect for a more
modern techno kind of cafe racer style.

some clear coat on the brushed tank might not just make for ease of keeping it
beautiful but might be a good combination of the two above mentioned design
aspects as well.

in any way, go for it.

:yeah:


Buddy bought a Moto Guzzi with an aluminum tank this summer, tank hadn't
been polished for a couple of years as it seemed and appeared as if it would
have been painted silver.

it really started to glow once it got polished and felt like christmas in summer then.

;)



we all need more Guzzi pics, we need way more Guzzi pics.

;)


 

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I like this:



maybe it is just the car--but I think this looks awesome...

I can see that done to this combo:




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Playing with Photoshop

Hi All,

My first post so I hope the pictures have uploaded without problem.

I got my tank deposit in a couple of weeks ago and have been trying to work out how I'd like the tank to look on my red 06 mono. I have been messing about in Photoshop since then but I'll probably chicken out and replicate the factory paint job as I can't make my mind up!

I know its been said a few times but a BIG thanks to the Motowheels team for their commitment and all those involved prior to this production run with their endeavors in getting a permanant tank solution to market.
 

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Hi All,

My first post so I hope the pictures have uploaded without problem.

I got my tank deposit in a couple of weeks ago and have been trying to work out how I'd like the tank to look on my red 06 mono. I have been messing about in Photoshop since then but I'll probably chicken out and replicate the factory paint job as I can't make my mind up!

I know its been said a few times but a BIG thanks to the Motowheels team for their commitment and all those involved prior to this production run with their endeavors in getting a permanant tank solution to market.
Photoshop pictures very interesting, especially as I have not made my mind up on painting scheme, either. Right now, I am leaning towards original (black) paint job as I have always liked it....but interested in other options and ideas.

BTW, I have a brother down the road from you in Brentwood (actually in Pligrims Hatch).....but all his bikes made in last century! :D
 

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BTW, I have a brother down the road from you in Brentwood (actually in Pligrims Hatch).....but all his bikes made in last century! :D[/QUOTE]

Small world! I'm checking out the local paint shops now. I'll post some pictures once the tank arrives and after painting.
 

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I've paid MOTOWHEELS for a tank for my Paul Smart. I plan on painting it factory silver with a 3" or 4" brushed aluminum stripe on the top with green frame colored pinstripes between paint and the stripe. I'd like to keep the factory look from the side but also want to "show off ":D my new aluminum tank. Anyone know where I can get paint code for frame color?
 

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I've paid MOTOWHEELS for a tank for my Paul Smart. I plan on painting it factory silver with a 3" or 4" brushed aluminum stripe on the top with green frame colored pinstripes between paint and the stripe. I'd like to keep the factory look from the side but also want to "show off" my new aluminum tank. Anyone know where I can get paint code for frame color?
Colorite. The PPG code is also in your Owner's Manual.

Cheers,

Tmnstr


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You can also have that look replicated with sandblasting, just make sure it gets clearcoated:
Actually, polish the tank and sandblast the DUCATI text on the sides ;) Maybe even sandblast the stripe across the tank top.

Great idea!
 

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I think the tri-colore looks good as long as it's carried thru to the back.

This pictures looks good but, again, only if the same treatment were done to the rear. If just as is, I don't think it looks good at all.

Maybe have the side scallops (dimples?) in the same bare metal finish with paint surrounding it.
 

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I think the tri-colore looks good as long as it's carried thru to the back.

This pictures looks good but, again, only if the same treatment were done to the rear. If just as is, I don't think it looks good at all.

Maybe have the side scallops (dimples?) in the same bare metal finish with paint surrounding it.
I agree, looking at it now it really does need a matching alloy tail. I can see a bunch of tail cowl orders being made now the tanks are on their way!

I've almost convinced myself to order the tail (just to go figure out the money side of it) so I can keep all the original plastic intact for the future and then go for a proper paint job to show off all that alloy. My fave is Motos brushed/polished stripe Cobra.
 

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Actually, polish the tank and sandblast the DUCATI text on the sides ;) Maybe even sandblast the stripe across the tank top.

Great idea!
The configurations are endless, and sandblasting level is just enough to etch surface and provide a very unique finish. I did another one just like the photo, but fully polished, then brushed, and sandblasted text and other stuff. No photos of it, but it looks pretty wicked.
 

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why not just polish and clear coat the tank?

I want to make her red but show a lot of aluminum still. Thinking Red from the Knee indent area tapering up to were the Ducati decal is. Possibly some red on the top section. Kinda framing everything with Raw aluminum.

Whats the rest of you Aluminum buying nutz going to do?

Anyone good with Photo Shop?
 
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