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  • CANDY PAINT AND COVID

    COVID and Candy Paint

     

    During all this chaos of furlough, COVID-19, vaccines, and face masks, there is one thing you can be sure of (well two actually but I’ll get to that later!) that Custom Paints by Complete Café Racer have NEW CANDY PAINT!

     

    While everybody has been tucked away in their homes (Cheers Boris) Tony and the team at our workshop have been developing new colours and meticulously perfecting them (socially distanced of course), so starting from tomorrow we will be showing off each and every one of our candy paint on our Facebook and Instagram pages with our new Candy of the day post. We will of course still be showing anything we paint on both social media sites as usual, but this gives a taste of what colours we have! Fun fact – Every single one of our candy colours has been developed in house by our painter (and esteemed leader-ish), Tony.

     

    Now onto the other thing we should talk about…. Corona – a very underrated beer. Just kidding, it’s of course COVID-19 (we know everyone is sick of hearing about it, but this will be short, I promise). On a serious note we would like to reassure customers we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and we continue to follow government guidance. For the moment, we still remain closed to the public however if you want to have a chat with us just give us a call (just not at the weekend, as the bosses’ daughter speaking, trust me it drives him mad!).

     

    So, hopefully I’ve answered all the questions you may or may not have had about our candy’s and COVID procedures, if we haven’t then read this again!

     

    Cheers!

     

    Siobhan

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  • CANDY MARBLE PAINT – REGAL BLUE

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    CANDY MARBLE PAINT – REGAL BLUE WHEELS

     

    These wheels are for a very special project that we are building.

     

    They were blasted and powder coated black, scotched to form a good key and a perfect base for our paint to go on!

     

    To start with the wheels were painted with one coat of our aerosol pewter silver marble and then stippled with screwed up cling film to get the random marble pattern. Its a lot simpler than most people think!

     

    After an hour or so, candy regal blue was applied over the marble. We used four coats just to make sure that rich deep blue really shone.

     

    To complete it, we applied our “Just like glass” lacquer and voila! Stunning candy marble paint!

     

    If you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your marble dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it!

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

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  • CUSTOM PAINTED TANK – CANDYS AND METALLIC BLACK

    CUSTOM PAINTED TANK – CANDYS AND METALLIC

     

    An interesting job to do and a bit time consuming too! However the final result is so worth it!

     

    We started with the base which is our medium silver flake which we then covered with our “just like glass” clear lacquer. We only put enough lacquer on to cover the flake which we then flatted back ready for the fun bit! The airbrush work and masking.

    We ended up using FOUR (yes four) different candys all blended together over the flake we had put on. Once that was all looking beautifully blended we then removed the masking ready for the metallic black base to be applied. Once again after we took all the masking off it was covered it our “just like glass” clear to make sure it looked delightfully shiny!

     

    If you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your marble dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it!

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

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  • CANDY PAINTWORK ON HONDA CD200

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    CANDY PAINTWORK ON HONDA CD200 IN REGAL BLUE

     

    This is obviously a Honda CD200. It is painted in a slightly darkened course silver metallic base so that the blue can really pop through.

     

    Following this we masked up the Honda logo, chequers and web address for the decals and applied the metallic silver base. We used chequers as it was something we had been doing for a while (and if we’re honest, we had spare masking around!)

     

    We then did the grand unmasking and applied 3 coats of our regal blue candy finished off by 2k clear to give a stunning shine you could see yourself in!

     

    If you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your candy paintwork dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it! There’s mirrors, handlebars, seats, basically everything you could possibly need!

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

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  • CUSTOM PAINT – NICE AND SIMPLE SILVER FLAKE

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    CUSTOM PAINT – NICE AND SIMPLE SILVER FLAKE

    Though it may be simple, it is so stunning! This is our medium silver flake painted on to a tank. I do have to quickly say though, although the result is stunning our paint booth looks like the sugar plum fairy has had an all night rave in there! Glitter everywhere, all over our unit, the paint booth, our houses, in Tony’s beard!

     

    To finish off this custom paint job we put on a few coats of our “just like glass” clear to give a shine and let all the stunning silver flake do its thing.

    If you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your marble dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it! We have mirrors, handlebars, seats, just about everything you could think of to get your bike back to beauty.

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

     

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  • CUSTOM PAINTJOB – MEDIUM SILVER METALLIC BASE

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    CUSTOM PAINTJOB – MEDIUM SILVER METALLIC BASE FOR DUCATI.

     

    Again another simple and classic one, this often hits people for its understated beauty with a nice classic semi-matte silver. I personally adore it!

     

    This custom paintjob was done on a Ducati scrambler tank and we wanted to keep it nice and simple to let the bike speak for itself.

    We painted it in our medium silver metallic base coat which gives it the lovely and simple silver sheen. To finish this job off we finished it in our matte 2k clear which I think gives a nice blend of shine and satin.

    If you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your marble dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it! We sell everything from mirrors, to handlebars, to seats, basically we have everything you need to build your dream bike!

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

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  • RESTORATION PAINTWORK – TRIUMPH T100

     

    RESTORATION PAINTWORK – TRIUMPH T100

    We do offer a restoration paintwork service where we will get your bike back to its former glory!

     

    We fully restored the triumph in our workshop with the careful supervision of Debs (the customer) who also happens to be a good friend who also works on the same industrial estate we do.

     

    To begin with it was painted in black ground coat on the top half of the tank and the bottom half was done in our fine silver metallic base coat. Given this was a restoration we wanted to keep this as simple as possible and avoid our tendency to chuck flake at everything we see!

     

    To finish it off we applied our “just like glass” lacquer to give it shine. Safe to say Debs was absolutely chuffed with it and we still get to see the bike sometimes when she’s at work!

     

    If you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your marble dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it!

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

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  • PAINTJOB – SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE

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    SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE PAINTJOB

    This is a XS1100 paintjob that was brought in by a customer who wanted something simple, yet effective. So we decided to go down the black out route!

    This was painted with our black ground coat for the stunning and solid black we wanted to achieve. To finish it off we applied our “just like glass” clear (For a change!). To give that superb shine we then flatted back the paintwork and polished it which is why it shines so much!

    You can even see our reflections in the paint when we were trying to take photos which was quite frustrating in the end so we just thought we would share ourselves with the world!

     

    If you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your marble dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it!

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

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  • MARBLED CANDY PAINTWORK

    Marbled Candy Paintwork 

    First and foremost we and the customer completely adored this paintwork! There was quite a few processes involved however to get it to its current state.

    To start with, everything was painted in our fine pewter pearl to provide a solid base. Before doing this we had masked off the side of the tanks and mudguards so we had room to put the black ground coat on. Next up was the black ground coat on the tops which again was masked off for the fine line work also on this.

     

    Then the fun bit came, we applied our silver water based marble paint and worked with cling film, patiently stippling until we got to the perfect marble. After a few hours baking in the booth, our candy autumn red was applied to give that deep sexy red this tank has.

     

    The next morning after it had dried we applied our “just like glass” clear to make sure there was an ultra smooth, line free finish.

     

    f you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your marble dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it!

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

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  • CLASSIC PAINTWORK – VMAX ANNIVERSARY PAINT

     

    CLASSIC PAINTWORK – VMAX ANNIVERSARY PAINTWORK

     

    The customer gave us a very specific brief for this bike. To replicate the VMAX anniversary paintwork, however we were told to put our own spin on it to really make it stand out of the crowd.

     

    So we came up with the distinctive Yamaha speed blocks in a black base coat to start with, we then outlined it with the white base before the bumble bee yellow got involved! To make it super vibrant and fresh, we decided to use our bumblebee yellow candy which when lined up against the black gives the best contrast!

     

    AND it wouldn’t be one of our paintjobs if it didn’t have our just like glass lacquer to shine it up!

     

    If you like this paintjob and want something similar just give us a call and we are more than happy to talk to you about making your marble dreams come true! If you want something totally different we can also advise on what colours would look best and make your bike be the envy of everyone!

     

    Our sister company Complete Cafe Racer sell parts which will give that last little details the glow they need to make your paintwork amaze everyone who sees it!

     

    www.caferacerseats.co.uk

    www.custompaints.bike

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  • Steel bratt tank in bare metal with our STRAIGHT TO METAL ETCH CLEAR and a distressed #71

    This steel bratt tank was taken down to bare metal and had grinding swirls added for effect before getting painted with our straight to metal etch clear, this was flatted back and a whitc circle painted, masked for the # 71 then the red painted and distressed when dry, all finished in more clear

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  • Spondon painted in REGAL CANDY BLUE with a MEDIUM WHITE PEARL STRIPE

    This spondon was painted firstly in our coarse silver base coat then the spondon logo was masked up before tinting the coarse silver base with black to make the regal blue darker, except where the logo had been masked, candy applied then masked for the medium white pearl base over a white ground coat.finished in our “just like glass” clear for a super gloss finish

     

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  • Honda cb350 four painted in FINE PEWTER PEARL

    This cb350 four was pinted in our fine pewter pearl over a black ground coat, the striping was the pewter with some black added and we mixed up a red base coat for the flash, all this was finished with our “just like glass” clear

     

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  • Tank painted in CITRUS CANDY, FIRE RED CANDY and FINE WHITE PEARL, with a bit of artwork on the top

    This tank was painted in our coarse metallic silver base coat, the top was masked for the fire red candy,unmasked and remasked for the citrus yellow candy,once dry the fine white pearl was painted on the sides over our white ground coat. A bit of airbrush  artwork was added on the top before it was finished in our “just like glass” clear

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  • Psychedelic chop painted in MEDIUM METALFLAKE and ALL OF OUR CANDIES!

    This multi show winning bike was painted spring 2019 for a very good friend of ours,when it was explained to me what she wanted doing i wasnt too sure at first, but now the finished result has proved me wrong! (first time for everyting)

    We painted this in our medium silver flake, cleared it and flatted it back ready for the candy application, this is where it got interesting, Layla the builder and owner of this chop came into the booth and we let the paint job evolve, both of us applying and blending the candies and fine lining the top and one side of the tank as well as the rear mudguard. our “just like glass” clear was then applied to give the ultimate show bike finish.

    Unfortunately pictures do not do it justice it needs to be seen in the sun to see just how much it spakles and pops

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  • GT750 painted in our MEDIUM METALFLAKE and a special CANDY colour blend

    We painted this show winning bike in our medium metal flake with a candy colour blended to match the anodise orange allen bolts, the flames were airbrushed with an over tinned black base coat and our autumn red candy then overpainted with the orange candy and cleared with our “just like glass” clear, using a total of  7.5 litres

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  • Honda tank painted in STRIKING BLUE CANDY and FINE WHITE PEARL -look out for the honda logo

    Our customer wanted a subtle Honda logo on the side of his tank that we were painting so this is what we came up with.

    The whole tank was painted in our coarse silver metallic base and the Honda wing was masked up, we then added a couple of drops of our black base to the silver making it a shade darker,the masking was removed and the whole tank was painted with our striking blue candy -with candies being translucent the metallic and the different shades show through.This was then masked for the fine white pearl stripe over a white ground coat down the centre. The painted tank had several coats of our “just like glass” clear- the pictures show the paint un polished straight from the gun.

    You should see it in the sun it really pops and the logo can just be seen

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  • Suzuki cafe racer painted using our PEWTER PEARL MEDIUM

    This was first painted red and masked for the red lines, then our black ground coat which was masked for the black lines and text, then our medium pewter pearl was applied over the black. this was un masked and cleared with our “just like glass” 2k clear

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  • gt380 painted in our PURPLE RAIN SPARKLE CHAMELEON

    This bike was first painted in our white ground coat, the white bits were then masked and the rest was painted with our black ground coat, white was unmasked so the purple rain sparkle chameleon could be applied over both ground coats giving a sparkling flip over the black and a sparkling flipping ghost pearl effect over the white. The wheels are white ground with purple rain over the top.

    Everything was then finished in our “just like glass” 2k clear

    very simple but effective!

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