painting a johnny cash theme motorcycle tank

 
 
 To begin this project we sand down the surface of the fuel tank so we are able to lay body filler.

To begin this project we sand down the surface of the fuel tank so we are able to lay body filler.

 
 Once the primer is sprayed, we must sand it smooth by hand.

Once the primer is sprayed, we must sand it smooth by hand.

 
 Black and white layers are sprayed separately.

Black and white layers are sprayed separately.

 We lay and sand the body filler. Once it dries we are ready to spray the primer.

We lay and sand the body filler. Once it dries we are ready to spray the primer.

 
 We mock-up where our two colours will separate.

We mock-up where our two colours will separate.

 
 A coat of clear is sprayed and then sanded back to prepare for the designs to be placed on the sides.

A coat of clear is sprayed and then sanded back to prepare for the designs to be placed on the sides.

 
 
 
 Something like this…

Something like this…

 
 
 
 To begin the design, first we draw an outline based on the world famous image.

To begin the design, first we draw an outline based on the world famous image.

 
 
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 A specialized paint marker is used to give the edges contrast and also to fill in the solid black areas.

A specialized paint marker is used to give the edges contrast and also to fill in the solid black areas.

 
 
 We add Folsom prison to the design.

We add Folsom prison to the design.

 
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 Well that’s one side done!

Well that’s one side done!

 
 
 
 We repeat the same process to the other side using a different image of Cash.

We repeat the same process to the other side using a different image of Cash.

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 After a final clear coat, buff, and polish the tank is complete.

After a final clear coat, buff, and polish the tank is complete.

 
 
 
custom jonny cash johnny cash tank from Sketchs Ink paint shop Ottawa
 
custom jonny cash johnny cash tank from Sketchs Ink paint shop Ottawa