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Any roccomendations on a nice matallic paint? Anyone tried the mirage changing color paint? appreciate any suggestions for my starflite!

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XBrandon EdgeX /

Are you talking about that paint that changes about 6 different colors as the light hits it from different angles? That would look awesome, but it's about 10 times as expensive as regular paint, and it's harder to apply. You could get paint that changes to 1 or 2 other colors by mixing in pearl (a very fine metallic powder, about $70 for a small bottle) But if money isn't really an object and you know a good auto body person, I think the mirage stuff would look awesome, especially if your moped has a lot of different grooves and imprinted lines in the tank and frame (I mean the kind that are supposed to be there).

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Reeperette /

Testors "Sapphire Blue Metal Flake" - it's awesome...I've painted two mopeds with it, and the irony is that the new Tomos, the Revival, seems to come in a near identical color.

A nice purple metal flake like was once used on Muscle cars is also a bomb-dropper of a statement....didn't they use it on Harleys once ?..I think so, anyhow.

-Ree

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Back in the late 60's- early 70's Harley Davidson did have a purple metallic. The other popular color of that era was the Hi-Fi Blue, a kind of metallic electric blue.

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I just painted my ped with this stuff and its great but i would buy 2 kits because the 8 oz cans are not enough. I used 2.5 coats of each and ran out of clear coat that i can touch up. I used #MP-402 gold/magenta and other than the simple directions i used a tack cloth after wet sanding and between each coat that was applied, at $20 bucks a kit this paint will turn heads...

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it cists 400 dollers a gallon for that paint cause i was gonnna paint my car with it but when i went to my local auto pint sanctuary i left l;aughing at the extreme price.

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I'm dying to paint my ped. I dunno whether to do it myself or take it to a powder coating place, but I'm not sure if they can do custom colours and I'm sure it'll be pricey too. If I were to do it myself, what's the best process to use ? I think there's places around that can do sandblasting and all, but I'm not sure if that's necessary.

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XBrandon EdgeX /

Moby,

Powdercoating can be done in almost any color. It would probably be about $100 to do a moped frame. My brother priced a Go-ped frame once and it's $20 to have one of those powdercoated. But powdercoating goes on smoother, lasts longer, and is more durable than paint.

To do it yourself, you'll need an oven that you can fit your moped frame in. And sandblasting is neccesary.

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Ray Sanders /

Reep,

Are you just using Testors right out of the spray can? What is the best way to paint the bike? Torn apart, masked, ????.

Thanks!

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mike hartel /

Hey i work at a body shop and that stuff is $40.00 an once. its ment for trim and accents so when you see thos guys with whole CARS! do the math moped mike

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Hi,Maddog! If I paint,I'm using the stuff you talked about.No doubt about it ! THANKS!

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