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Bing Bling

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:22 pm
by CaptAirhead
Having rebuilt the Bing Carbs, I've been waiting for a chance to get outside and re-fit them to the bike but the weather has not been cooperative so decided to add a bit of Bing Bling while I wait for a dry day.

To reinstate the Bing and BMW logos on the side of the carbs, I decided to use some Tamiya model paint and a fine brush. Luckily, as an avid modeller, I had that in stock:-

Preparing to add the Bing bling:-

ImageBing Bling 1 by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Painting in progress with a very fine brush:-

ImageBing Bling 2 by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Painting complete:-

ImageBing Bling 3 by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Job Done. At 72 my hand isn't quite as steady as it was in my younger days but the job turned out not too bad. Just waiting for a dry day to fit them on the bike.
Ian.

Re: Bing Bling

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:09 pm
by gogs01
Fantastic job, Ian - well done ! :bounce:

Re: Bing Bling

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:25 pm
by j8ejc
Well done and a nice finishing touch

John
R11RT

Re: Bing Bling

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:25 am
by Rob Frankhamr
Looks good... I'll bring mine over, you can do them... :smile:

Rob

Re: Bing Bling

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:10 pm
by Tincan3
Hi Ian, Very classy. I didn't know they were originally done like that.............are you taking orders??

Re: Bing Bling

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:44 pm
by CaptAirhead
If you want to do this yourself, there's an easier way to do it, especially if you don't have a steady hand. All you need is a rubber eraser. The eraser on a pencil is ideal as long as it is trimmed flat. Lightly dip the eraser in some paint ( not too much) and gently stamp it onto the raised lettering. Let it dry and if necessary, give it a second coat. Here is an example using the raised lettering on an old redundant plastic card.

ImageRubber paint stamp by Ian Beat, on Flickr

In this example I used the eraser from a propelling pencil but any rubber eraser would do. If the eraser is too big, trim it down to size. If you go ever the edge, wait till the paint dries then rub off the overspill with a cocktail stick. Practice on an old bank card or similar. Once you master that, doing the Bing carbs will be easy by comparison because the logos on the Bings are raised higher than the plastic embossed letters and have more defined edges. ( Unless of course they have been worn down by cleaning)
Have fun.
Ian.

Re: Bing Bling

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:30 pm
by Ruralman
If you want to do this yourself, there's an easier way to do it, especially if you don't have a steady hand. All you need is a rubber eraser. The eraser on a pencil is ideal as long as it is trimmed flat. Lightly dip the eraser in some paint ( not too much) and gently stamp it onto the raised lettering. Let it dry and if necessary, give it a second coat. Here is an example using the raised lettering on an old redundant plastic card.

ImageRubber paint stamp by Ian Beat, on Flickr

In this example I used the eraser from a propelling pencil but any rubber eraser would do. If the eraser is too big, trim it down to size. If you go ever the edge, wait till the paint dries then rub off the overspill with a cocktail stick. Practice on an old bank card or similar. Once you master that, doing the Bing carbs will be easy by comparison because the logos on the Bings are raised higher than the plastic embossed letters and have more defined edges. ( Unless of course they have been worn down by cleaning)
Have fun.
Ian.
Hi Ian,
Nice Job!
Regards
Keith