Project Chris

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  1. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    With time quickly running out, I decided that I had better start working on transforming the fiberglass into weatherworn nickel on the TRM Christy Saddle.

    Not much to show yet, but the gelcoat is sanded and ready for primer.
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    Those drops turned out great!
    Can't wait to see the Nickleodeon saddle.
     
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    Been waiting to see this part.
     
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    Here's a closer look at the engine mounts.
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    Got them fully welded in place.
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    @KEMPRACING and I have had a tradition for several years now of having at least one part of my build-off bikes that he has supplied. This year is no exception!
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    More on this later!
     
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    Jim does cool work, this should be fun!
     
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    Rusty fiberglass! Next step: weathered nickel plating.
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    A-maz-ing!


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    Nice!


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    That seat might win it's own OddJob Award for Ratisfaction! :grin:
     
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    Flake'n nickle plate'n is done!

    (Click the pic for more detail.)
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    This looks great! How did you achieve this look?

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    Thanks @SwissGuy! I used Modern Masters Metal Effects for rust, the rest is various layers of rattle can spray paint, some splatter techniques and wet sanding.

    Here's the before and after...
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    " various layers of rattle can spray paint, some splatter techniques.." Haha! the Master never reveals his tricks to the Grasshopper until he can snatch the pebble from his hand....
     
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    Looking top notch as usual. You're quite the master of the faux-tina.

    The coil in the fuel tank makes me a little nervous...:p....but the tank is looking amazing.
     
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    New, light, Rusty Art. That seat pan is unreal!

    Building..... Riding.....
     
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    Great work Jim now beam me up Scotty this is out of the world .


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    Technically it's behind the fuel tank. There's a divider where the fuel ends and the sparks begin!:D
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    That seat is fantastic,showing the mad skillz

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    Haven't got any work done for the past couple of days, but I did throw the parts back on the frame and rolled it out for a look with the new drop outs.
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