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baumisch

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Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« on: July 01, 2012, 04:39:20 AM »

Hi guys,

it's saturday night in germany, and instead of partying hard I am playing with the Gimp (like photoshop) to spend the last 24+ hours before my Zero delivery on monday morning :)

So - I am planning to get my new Zero S painted - and I was brainstorming over colors.
For everybody who wanna play with colors themselves - you can just download gimp (www.gimp.org) and use my prepared file, all parts are seperated as layers ... -> https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6re0ofgcatht3e/2012-Zero-Farben_chopped.xcf



Here are a few examples (I chopped the tail in Gimp and colored the bottom as well):







I somehow like all of them  ;D

what do you guys think?
« Last Edit: July 01, 2012, 03:46:34 PM by baumisch »
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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 07:02:36 AM »

Are you having the whole bike painted (torn down to the frame) or just the plastic parts?

I couldn't see the images you posted here - can you re-upload them?
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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 12:20:13 PM »

Hi Baumisch,

hope you don't mind uploading your photo, but I think most guys won't install gimp for having a lock at your Photo. As a linux user gimp is standard on my pc.

I really know how you feel at the moment. I have produced a bunch of photos too, at the time I had to wait for my Zero.


2012-Zero-Farben_chopped von BSDThw auf Flickr



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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 03:39:33 PM »

You can't see the pictures i embedded in the post?
Strange - I can see them even not being logged in in chrome and firefox ...

UPDATE: I uploaded the pics to different hoster ... should work now
« Last Edit: July 01, 2012, 03:47:51 PM by baumisch »
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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 04:26:37 PM »

Hi Baumisch,

I realized it is not possible to correct spelling if it is not your own thread / now I have to "look" ::) better!

Yes I can see your Photos now!

Are you able to paint plastic parts?

I know/heard there are special methods. I had once painted plastic by my self and it was not scratch-proofed. Looked ugly, soon!

Thumbs up for your gimp work. Shades and all the tiny part, I always struggle at that point.

The color make it look really fast.

Maybe we have a trip together, its silly to go with the e-bike on the trailer to have a ride but if you take in mind that my top-speed is not as high as yours it could be fun.





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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012, 06:27:22 PM »

Hi all
how about a total black version. recall Harlan has done one. the whole bike blacked out looks pretty good as well.

obviously always chooped fender ...
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2012, 07:49:10 PM »

I like the blue one above.   :)
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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 12:57:48 AM »

Gute Nacht Baumisch!

They all look great...I love the blue and yellow ones.
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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2012, 02:34:08 AM »

I like them all.  I dunno, I think I like red, yellow and green but they're all good.
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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2012, 08:48:58 PM »

I am interested in the tail removal. How do you guys do it?? Is there a replacement kit for the light, plate holder and turn signals that will fit?
Please advise.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2012, 06:12:12 PM »

hi, in first step I just took it all off. replaced with a LED tail light and bracket. not the final yet as finish not perfect -- but already much better !

got parts of ebay etc. pls see other thread LED conversion
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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2012, 09:48:14 PM »

Ya this is so much better!!!
I wish Zero dealers would offer a LED conversion kit such as yours.
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Re: Zero S 2012 - ZF 9 - Color Chooser - planing for paint job
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 09:28:33 AM »

I am interested in the tail removal. How do you guys do it?? Is there a replacement kit for the light, plate holder and turn signals that will fit?
Please advise.
If you are looking for a complete kit or a nice finish solution for the Zero contact Harlan and Hollywood Electrics. What I did is more cobbled together and not final yet  ;)
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