Too much chrome is never a good thing but the Couch taught me that I do respect a modest amount of factory chrome. Jess and I thought long and hard on what we both like and which direction to go with Evel Glide. Other than the extra pin striping this is just your ordinary Road Glide Custom. Just blacking out the shine isn't really Knievel's style so we decided on a mix of High Gloss Hot Coat Black with certain pieces getting a second stage of Red Explosion to more reflect Evel's showboat style.
Used an old hairdryer to remove the trim pieces andblasted the factory chrome with 70 grit sand.
It's one thing to blast a "ham can" but it was damn hard to pull the trigger on the dash.
Turned out better than planned. Here you can see the red and gold fire popping out and below there is the subtle green gold twist. We left the fuel cap single stage black to tie in with the tank paint. Just Josh helped out with moral support and extra hands while I also coated the horn and starter cover in two stage.
More to come! RTP/HTFU/H