Seat stencil paint

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Classic Motorcycles' started by Danno, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Danno

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    What does one use for paint? Just ordered a stencil for the Titanic, which has no seat logo (flood must have dissolved it) and I might try to reuse it to freshen up the SS clone's seat logo.
     
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  2. Brithit

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    For silver, I've used Dupli-Color silver vinyl and fabric spray. Found it in Automotive parts stores. Never had found it in gold, but maybe it's out there.
     
  3. Towner

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    You have to look for a shop which sells paint for canvas cover or plastic film (promotion shops, etc.). The color can be applied by dabbing it with a sponge. Needs some hours to dry.
     
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  4. Danno

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    I see Rustoleum has vinyl spray in gold and silver. I've used lots of Duplicolor products. Their prep spray is good for many cleaning tasks as well as degreasing parts so paint will stick.
     
  5. 62Starfire

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    Go to your local shoe repair store. They should carry spray cans of shoe dye (gold). I did mine about five years ago and is still in good condition.
     
  6. Danno

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    If I don't find the Rustoleum, that may be my next tack. The O'Really's had 5 different colors of the Duplicolor vinyl fabric spray, but none of them were gold or silver.
     
  7. L.A.B.

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  8. Danno

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  9. L.A.B.

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    Yes, the chart 'Gold' does look too dark.

    It must be applied in very fine coats
    https://www.vinyldye.co.uk/How-To-Use-Vinyl-Spray-Dye
     
  10. Danno

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    I ordered a can of silver and a can of gold.
     
  11. eskasteve

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    For future reference those scary places that womenfolk seem to adore have all kinds of colors intended for vinyl. I'm referring to places like Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and all of the others that cater to the abnormal crafting and decorating instincts that seems to have infected my wife, her friends, and even my daughter. My wife says that it's no different than our passion for motorcycles but I sure as heck don't see the similarities.
     
  12. Danno

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    As long as it keeps 'em busy.....

    Here's the results with the spray LAB recommended over a $12 stencil

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    So I decided the seat on the SS clone, whose silver logo was faded and almost gone, needed a little love. Copied the logo on the '71 Roadster seat and made a stencil.

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  13. Mr. Rick

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    That silver one looks great! Nice job!
    I'm amazed that the edges can be so sharp.
     
  14. Danno

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    The store-bought stencil clung very tight to the surface of the seat cover. It had to be destroyed to remove. The other stencil was made from poster poster board cut out with an exacto knife. I'll try to clean up the edges with a Q-tip and DupliColor prep Spray.
     

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