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So lately I have been messing with Hydro dipping. For those that don't know what it is google it..lol
The wife likes the "blacked out" look but that is not really my style. I like the way chrome looks on black, but its alot of work to maintain. To keep the boss happy I'm slowly transforming my chrome into carbon fiber..

Here it is the day I bought it..


These little pieces were my first real attempt at dipping, took me a couple tries but I finally am starting to get the hang of it



Found this cowl and lower skirts on CL for $30, and in grey, the color I need for my base coat. Havent dipped the skirts yet, stay tuned..




Playing around with some wind wings I had laying around, and extra reflectors. Testing to see how transparent the material is


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Looks really good on the chrome, but I think lens need to stay original colors for safety. I don't know what product your using or how hard it is to do that, but it looks cool. I know about paint I was a automotive paint guy for 30 years and have done a lot of custom stuff with graphics and shading. Sold a lot of House of Color candies. That looks like a base color and then sprayed again with the pattern color sprayed thru something. We used to do something with lace dollies for custom motorcycles and put pattern's and then clear them looked real cool at the time. Keep up the good work, and I wanted to put a good paint job on my GL 1100 but ended up parting it out. I will say a goldwing has a lot of parts to paint if you did one complete. It would be a job to do one right. LOL
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Looks really good on the chrome, but I think lens need to stay original colors for safety. I don't know what product your using or how hard it is to do that, but it looks cool. I know about paint I was a automotive paint guy for 30 years and have done a lot of custom stuff with graphics and shading. Sold a lot of House of Color candies. That looks like a base color and then sprayed again with the pattern color sprayed thru something. We used to do something with lace dollies for custom motorcycles and put pattern's and then clear them looked real cool at the time. Keep up the good work, and I wanted to put a good paint job on my GL 1100 but ended up parting it out. I will say a goldwing has a lot of parts to paint if you did one complete. It would be a job to do one right. LOL
HOK is might favorite paint. I really want to do the bike in HOK Burple. I have seen the lace and that is incredibly tedious and awesome stuff. This hydro dipping is fun and I am still learning the techniques. I am trying to go with a metallic dark steel for my base coat..

Got the cowl installed today. There are blemishes on it, but I am going to leave them for now





As for the reflectors, I am just playing around just top see whats possible
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I really like that lower cowl, can't wait to see it in person.

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Me too, the over all effect is really nice.

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Thats a great job on the sidelights and cowl. It really sets it off on the bike. looking forward to seeing the lower cowlings done.

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I really like the contrast of the colors, my paint skills are to less than desirable.lol The lower cowl didnt turn out quite as I expected, there is some blems in it but I wanted to see how it would look as it comes together. I can always sand it down and re dip it over winter, but I really wanted it on for ESMG.
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You did some really nice work there. And the pieces you chose to dip are not the easiest because of their shapes,theyre really impressive.

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