Elginor

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #6' started by Ken Nighplay, May 1, 2011.

  1. Ken Nighplay

    Ken Nighplay

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    Ohio
    Thanks Gdcast and Rodderz, I am leaning that way too. I am toying with the idea of spraying on the scallops and then spraying a clear laquer on top to lift the finish and then wet sand it and clear it again to give it a crackle finish. Also wondering if I should 'age' the black a little and throw on the original skiptooth sprocket. Decisions, decisions.
  2. karfer67

    karfer67

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,840
    Location:
    sacramento, ca
    i nicked mine already stuff happens. looks great
  3. Ken Nighplay

    Ken Nighplay

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    Ohio
    Thanks Karfer, I know bikes get scratched and nicked, not much you can do about it. I guess it is because the spray paint is too soft that I was thinking of 'helping it' with some well placed nicks and worn spots.
  4. motopsyco

    motopsyco

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    546
    Location:
    S.C.
    I'd say go for #3 also. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
  5. Ken Nighplay

    Ken Nighplay

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    Ohio
    Thanks for the opinions, i was leaning this way, so I masked it last night, I wanted a real aggressive look so they are exagerated.
    [​IMG]
    sanded snd shot a coat of white wasn't fussy just wanted it covered. I guess a smarter man would have tried this first on a piece of scrap metal, but not many have accused me of being a smarter man.
    I also masked the seat to try a technique I found on the web. I have used acrylic paint on the seat. going to paint the inserts white, but first will apply a coat of thinned down Elmers glue.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Should have resultstomorrow, wish me luck.
  6. SCHWINNRAY69

    SCHWINNRAY69

    Rating - 100%
    7   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    8,606
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Looks GREAT :D I like the color combo too :mrgreen:
  7. Ken Nighplay

    Ken Nighplay

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    Ohio
    Thank always like to get comments.
    Day 2, the seat did sort of crackle the paint, but lets just say I didn't like it unless I was doing a Shamu tribute bike. It is already back to black. The big question is the frame, The black is Rustoleum satin black enamel, the white is gloss white enamel, so over the white I sprayed Rustoleum clear lacquer, my thought was the solvents in the lacquer would react lift the white finish leaving part of the black showing through. I sprayed a nice heavy coat, and nothing no reaction at all. Why? Maybe I should have tried another brand? Help me out fellas.
  8. Ken Nighplay

    Ken Nighplay

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ok was dying to see paint scheme unmasked.
    [​IMG]
    I am really pleased to as how it came out, so instead of distressing it I am going to stripe it and start putting it back together. Love to hear from any pinheads as to what color to stripe it, I was thinking purple
  9. Rodderz

    Rodderz

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Bingley, UK
    Just to confuse the matter what about a blue pinstripe round the scallops then some nice striping for a head badge ?
    From the guy who can't decide what to do on his own bike :oops:
  10. pickle

    pickle

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    282
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    came out nice! i like the exaggerated scallops. nice touch
  11. Jake Sensi

    Jake Sensi

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,075
    Location:
    Philly
    YO NICE PAINT JOB!! ICU-BLD-N !! PEACE
  12. Ken Nighplay

    Ken Nighplay

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    Ohio
    Time has been flyin' by, but you all know that. Got my stripes on, wish I could have done it free hand but not that good yet.
    [​IMG]
    Painted my crank and an old set of pedals
    [​IMG]
    I had painted the backside last year to look like aged copper and decided to keep that
    [​IMG]
    Now I have to start putting it all together
  13. kingfish254

    kingfish254 Check out the 30+ Items in my FOR SALE thread! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    64   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    18,107
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    I really like the purple accent stripes.
  14. deorman

    deorman

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    8,436
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    They vary, but rattle cans should really have a week before you handle them. I always throw it together right away, gives it a "used" look. :mrgreen:
    Every time I see this thread, the name reminds me of Elsinore, 4 hundred and something cc's of matched and polished near certain death that tried repeatedly to kill me during my late twenties. The guy I sold it to, like the guy who sold it to me, outweighed me by about a hundred lbs or so, and didn't seem to have that problem. :lol:
  15. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    4   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    4,091
    Location:
    Chicago IL.
    Everything looks great on this build!... Keep up the great work!
  16. Ken Nighplay

    Ken Nighplay

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    Ohio
    Thanks for the comments, and Deorman, hopefully I 'll be safe without a motor on this. I neede to get some work done this weekend so assembled most of it. Changed to white grips, need to stripe the fork, and find the bolt for crank.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    The seat feels great, though to ride it I will need to raise it to ride it, it has a lot of bounce. I like the feel of the bars. I think the crank and pedals are perfect. It has the hot rod look That I was after but don't be surprised if I repaint it in a faux rust, just like that look too much. I have truss rods for this but I can't find the bracket, hope it turns up.
  17. imagearchy

    imagearchy

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    360
    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    i like the way the seat post swoops back on frame! very clean!
  18. kingfish254

    kingfish254 Check out the 30+ Items in my FOR SALE thread! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    64   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    18,107
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Man, that white REALLY makes it pop!!!!
  19. Ken Nighplay

    Ken Nighplay

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    Ohio
    Yes it does, even more so in person. 2 days left.I am off from work because I had some surgery yesterday. I was able to get the crank on and altough I had bought a nice new siver chain on ebay I had to put an old chain on because some one (me)forgot to look and see how many links it came with. Masked of the forks for striping and when I unmasked it peeled some of the black off. So some small problems not insurmountable just little frustrations. I did take it for about a mile ride today and except for the seat height rode great. I think the fork is slighly tweaked, all the more reason to change to a springer but that will have to wait.

    [​IMG]
  20. deorman

    deorman

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    8,436
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    Please don't stick a generic Schwinn-style spring fork on this beauty. A good bench, couple of clamps and a piece of pipe can straighten it out. :| At least get a less common springer. :?

Share This Page