"I pulled you over for Speeding. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

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Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".

KUSTUM PAINT

KUSTUM PAINT
Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Custom paint repairs

Another recent project that I worked on was a repair to a gas tank, and a cracked fender weld. Blending into existing custom paint.
Click on the image below to watch my video with step by step photos.



11 comments:

mq01 said...

great blog!! the paint youtube vid brings back memories for me. many many moons ago i worked for a man named arlen... :) i know how hard it is to spot repair metal and paint. you have made it look easy while showcasing how careful and clean will produce the best results. that bike turned out gorgeous.

fasthair said...

Mr. M: As I've said before, you don't want me anywhere near a paint can and steel. But these two repair paint posts makes it look so easy. Of course it takes the hands of a master to pull it off and make it look this good. Great work!

fasthair

GYMONR said...

Wow!!! Nice job, you make it look to easy…I use to paint myself, I know better. Well done.
Big Al

Jocelyn said...

DANG! That was another example of some fine work you've done.

What are you doing adjusting insurance???

Mr. Motorcycle said...

mq01,
Thank you! ....Arlen, as in Arlen Ness????

Fasthair,
Thank you!

Gymonr,
Thank you!

Jocelyn,
I used to paint for a living. Now just for side cash, and hobby. When I did it for a living, it became a job. Besides, I rarely got to do cool stuff. It was always the same three custom paint jobs on the same four kinds of chassis, in the same 3 color variations of each. I painted for a custom van and truck conversion center. Booring!!!! It wasn't till I started doing it for fun that I started getting cool jobs to do. I like the steady pay and benefits my insurance adjuster job affords me. Painting is a nice side deal though.
Thanks!

Dean "D-Day" said...

Awesome work!
I think I'll just stick to my rattle-can.

Webster World said...

Yea you are an artist. I can relate to the job thing too. great job.

chessie said...

I leave all artist work to the guys and gals who know and understand such things. I don't care how easy you make it look.

If you watched me tape and finish a room with my mechanical tools, I'm sure you it would pass your mind that you could do it as easily as me...then reality will set in...

That's why they pay us the big bucks, to make hard things look easy, look good, and be right the first time!

You go painter guy! I'd pay you to paint my stuff...yes I would!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Dean D-Day,
I painted my Harley Fridge with rattle cans!

http://01mrmotorcycle.blogspot.com/search?q=Harley+fridge

Webster,
Thanks much!

Chessie,
Thank you! And I agree totally. That's one of the reason's I pay a mechanic to fix my bike. It's not my profession. even though I'm mechanically inclined.

Baron's Life said...

You R very talented..hope you make lots of money

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Baron,

The money is nice, but it's a labor of love as well. I'm very inexpensive compared to most places because I work out of my home, and have no overhead, except materials, electricity, and gas to heat the garage. The tools were all paid for many years ago, and I'd pay my mortgage anyway.
Thank you for the compliment!