Sun May 08, 2022 11:56 am

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Rat 2003 Stella 2T; 1979 P125x (in pieces, out for paint)
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 346
Location: Madtown
 
Hooked
Rat 2003 Stella 2T; 1979 P125x (in pieces, out for paint)
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 346
Location: Madtown
Sun May 08, 2022 11:56 am linkquote
Out-there question, anyone ever silver-leaf their scoot? I randomly have a pack of silver leaf and some glue and a brush made for the task. And I have a flat-black rat Stella. I was thinking of silver-leafing the front of the leg shields on one side, kind of like a fat racing stripe. I'm curious if anyone has tried anything similar, and what the technique is...
Mon May 09, 2022 4:36 am

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VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3831
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
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VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3831
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon May 09, 2022 4:36 am linkquote
I'm curious as well.. but I was trying to figure out how to do it with specific patterns in specific colors.. not just silver and not just random textured.

Hoping someone responds with info!
Mon May 09, 2022 5:41 am

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1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 2998
Location: Veria, Greece
 
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1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 2998
Location: Veria, Greece
Mon May 09, 2022 5:41 am linkquote
Silver / gold leafing, engraving, etc. is common in the UK (Mods and such). Never seen anything similar in other countriesā€¦
Mon May 09, 2022 5:43 am

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2004 PX150E
Joined: 20 Feb 2022
Posts: 6
Location: Brooklyn NY
 
Member
2004 PX150E
Joined: 20 Feb 2022
Posts: 6
Location: Brooklyn NY
Mon May 09, 2022 5:43 am linkquote
https://m.roadkillcustoms.com/how-to-apply-gold-leaf-to-your-paint-job/

its common in the really swanky hot rod world - I work in an architectural metal shop that has done some of it - it's pretty straight forward. Mask, apply adhesive, blot it on and brush off the rest and then figure out a way to seal it up. I think it can go under regular clear coat but I'd call some paint shops/check hot rod forums and ask around
Mon May 09, 2022 6:35 am

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Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 2121
Location: Siam
 
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Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 2121
Location: Siam
Mon May 09, 2022 6:35 am linkquote
Are you making a teapot?šŸ˜ƒ
Tue May 10, 2022 2:55 pm

Hooked
Rat 2003 Stella 2T; 1979 P125x (in pieces, out for paint)
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 346
Location: Madtown
 
Hooked
Rat 2003 Stella 2T; 1979 P125x (in pieces, out for paint)
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 346
Location: Madtown
Tue May 10, 2022 2:55 pm linkquote
No teapot, just increasingly embarrassed to be driving an "Amish black" scooter! Silver leaf would indicate that I have some style.
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