A lamborghini colour on a harley-davidson?

Written and Photographed by Jeremy Constantineau

 
 
 Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

 
 

What should you do when you want to put an unpainted new part on a custom-painted bike? Bring it to Sketchs Ink, thats what.

A customer brought us his bag-less Harley-Davidson bagger, along with a set of new gloss black saddle bags. He needed the bags colour matched to the rest of the motorcycle, and for us to match the style of the flames that flow across the bike. 

 
 
 Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

 
 
 
 Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

 
 
 
 Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

 
 

We were able to match the base orange colour using a specialized paint scanner. Once we had the colour code for the bike, we could lay the base coat of orange, clear it, and sand it back to get it ready for airbrushing. Once that was done, our airbrush artist, Tim, took the saddle bags over and began the long process of matching the flames to the rest of the bike by eye.

So remember next time you're asking for a professional service, cheap work ain't good, and good work ain't cheap. There was only one way to complete this project, and that was the hard way. 

Riders that understand this end up right here at Sketchs Ink.

 
 
 Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

 
 
 
 Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

Custom Harley-Davidson saddle bags done by Sketchs Ink | Photo by Jeremy Constantineau

 
 

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