Getting murdered out…

Chrome don’t get ya home

The guys at Newport Mesa Powder Coating do great work for a very reasonable price.  Definitely give them a shout if you have anything that needs a new coat.
I had chemically stripped my my spare down to bare metal and was just going to clear coat it myself.  After talking to the guys at NMPC we ended up having them powder coat it in “alloy silver” and then throw a matte clear coat over it.  Pretty happy with the results.
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  • nohawk February 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Hey Bullitt nice tank. have you put it on your bike yet? I did something similar with mine,looks fantastic. Real cool blog you got here.

  • Bullitt February 17, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Hey nohawk! The tank is on and looking great. I will be posting some pics of it put together real soon.

    Did you strip a tank down bare yourself or powder coat one?

  • nohawk February 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Sure did, used aircraft stripper to start then used a wire wheel and lotsa sanding to get it neckid, bare metal looks badass but rust will happen fast out here in the humidity.

  • Bullitt February 20, 2011 at 3:41 am

    I'd love to see a pick of your tank nohawk.

  • Robin March 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Please post the maker and type of the handlebars. I just got a Bonnie, found this site and those bars are the exact shape I want.

  • Bullitt April 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm


    Those are 2009 Triumph Thruxton bars. I had them powder coated black but other than that, they are stock. Good luck!