Looking for ideas on paint...

The "Pimp my Ride" section for Soviet bloc bikes. Everybody seems to have their own custom add-ons, modifications & accessories. Share your tips and post pictures of them here.
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mtrdrms
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Re: Looking for ideas on paint...

Post by mtrdrms » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:30 pm

stagewex wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:50 pm
I suspect Andy may be a Red Sox fan so Pinstripes would be blasphemy.
Ha! Sorry to disappoint but I'm a Yankees Giants guy.
And I work with a bunch of New England fans....
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Re: Looking for ideas on paint...

Post by rougaroo » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:12 pm

There's a neat book called Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art, by James Taylor, about the camouflage used on British ships in WWI. They used a bunch of British artists to design the disruptive designs, many of them in black and white. Some if them are very neat, and fit in a weird way with the "camo" concept on Urals.

Check out some of these:
SSOsterleyNY.jpg
hms_kildangan_iwm_q_043387.jpg
c44c649047518d8e3824af606b00caf1--dazzle-camouflage-razzle-dazzle.jpg
razzle-dazzle-camouflage.jpg
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Re: Looking for ideas on paint...

Post by Lmo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:54 pm

Lew Morris
Dnepr w/ '06 Ural Drive Train
C5 Power Arc
125/42 jets
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.030" shims

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Re: Looking for ideas on paint...

Post by Happytrails » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:21 pm

If it were mine I'd go the other direction. Paint the rims, exhaust, valve cover and hubs black. Then maybe add a graphic to the side of the tub in black or whatever. :)
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Re: Looking for ideas on paint...

Post by CamaroEric » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:12 pm

If we're going all out:

Red wheels, maybe with black highlights. Whitewall tires. Red and black hot rod pinstriping all over. And maybe a checkerboard inside the fairing.
Extended hand shifters with Rat Fink or 3 ball shift knobs. Some sort of retro hood ornament on the front fender, if not covered with pinstriping.
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