Hey it’s Tony here… Thanks for watching this video and checking out the blog today.
In this video, I will show you a tank that I’m taping up with graphics. I’ll show you some of the steps on how to mask for two tone graphics.
I did the graphic with a fine-line tape. It’s this blue tape that is very moldable. It is available in different length and width. You can do a lot of graphics with it like flames.
So, the first step I did was to line out the graphic. Then, cover it with painter’s tape and cut it with a razor blade. The covered part will stay silver.
Then, I’m going to do a green base coat on top of the silver. It’s just like the 2013 or 2014 Green Camaro.
I painted the whole tank silver because I want to give it a nice under base coat. So the green color will pop even more than just painting over primer or a darker color.
The graphic is all done on one side then I have to do the same with the other side.
When I’m all done with taping up, I’ll mix my green paint and base coat the whole tank.
I get asked this question a lot, “Hey, Tony, I’m doing base coat right now on my car and I see dust in it. What should I do?”
If you see what looks like dust stuck in the base coat, scuff it with a piece of sand paper. But make sure it’s dry. You have to wait for twenty to thirty minutes for it to dry before you scuff it.
Make sure to use a 600-grit or 800-grit sand paper and scuff it in a circular manner. But don’t push hard.
Then, tack the entire tank down. You need to tack in between base coats if you have a lot of overspray, which you do most of the time.
On another piece of the bike, I will tape up another graphic for the number at the back.
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