I'd like to start a thread dedicated to all things paint. There are a ton of custom paint forums out there specifically towards this topic. Custom Bike forums, paint forums, and so on. I am a member of a couple, but I dig it here at Victory Forums and thought it would be a fun and informative place to share our custom Victory/motorcycle paint experience, tips tricks, projects, how to's, youtube links and discussions.
The vast knowledge members of this site have it got me thinking there must be its share of painters in the mix. Since I am currently in the process of teaching myself to airbrush I wanted an outlet. And what better outlet than a place guaranteed to share my love of pretty Victories? However if you have any automotive paint experience I'd love to hear from you as well. I know there is a lot of custom paint on bikes belonging to this forum and we can see those in your "show off your..." section. But, I still think one collective paint thread is a good idea. If it isn't this thread will fade into darkness and be archived.
I have a spare Judge tank that (as soon as I haul the dent out) will begin painting to swap out for my tank. Also, nice weather so I can strip it outside. I've just been practicing masking techniques and mixing on various items around the house (luckily my wife is cool about it). So I'll start it off;
1. Any painters out there? What do you use (paint brands wise, gear wise)?
2. I hear painting your helmet is a bad idea for a couple reasons. What paints are safe for the plastic? and can it still be DOT approved with custom paint?
I know I can google what I need to know, but i figure here we can all bounce several ideas around should the need arise.