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Well finally got the frame wet sanded and ready for paint, if weather cooperates tomorrow I will have it base coated in satin black. Sticking with this color for now, also started thinking about parts, was originally going to keep it a skip tooth, but found something in the shed from a few years back;
can't get much better for a drivetrain, just have to find the bottome bracket and get a conversion kit.
I had a thought a while back about building a high tech cruiser, but never got around to doing it so maybe...
Thanks Kota, I am sure it would get some cyclists lycra shorts in a bunch, but I am OK with that.
Weather held out so I btoke out the EPA approved spray booth
And got some paint down
forgot to work on the fork so got that primed
I will be going back out of town but when I get back I will paint scallops in gloss black maybe some pearl on top of that and I want to put dark gray pinstripe on and then I can start to put it together. I am hoping to make a custom tank out of wood and fiberglass, painiting it to match bike. I have seen a lot of great builds with authentic patina but I have been researching some faux finishes and would like to take a new bike and make it look much older with some old parts and painted to look old, but that is a winter project.
OK just got back from a little vacation and I realize 2 months have gone by now so started picking parts for the frame. First up is The seat. I love springer seats but want to do something alittle different, so goint with this
I bought this last year on ebay, absolutey hated the finishso I sanded it all off
Then I painted it different brown
and it has sat since then. Tomorrow I am going to paint it gloss black and satin black same paint scheme as the frame. I painted the fork and stem. Then started masking off the frame for the scallops, hope to get the pics up tomrrow.
Ok wanted a different style of handlebars, my brother just put some mary style MTB bars on his 29er so I got some cheap knock offs
These will be painted gloss black likthe stem.also found some grips that I think will go nice, torpedo style but 2 toned.
cheap knock offs! yes!!!!! i cant wait to see the seat. then its done. a whole lot of new parts. but will it look old? hahah. keep on keeping on!
i hate "slow"
Thanks Scott, and Snydur I think ultimately it will look new, with old styling, kind of like taking a '68 Camaro and putting 20" rims and low profile tires.
I got the bars stem and fork painted and on the frame, I should have waited because the paint is still soft.
and the seat painted
at this point I thought I should put wheels on to see if the stance looks good
I like it, but trying to keep from nicking the paint is driving me crazy! Also not a whole lot of difference between the gloss and satin paint.
I am thinking my options are; 1-change color of scallops to a charcoal gray 2-scrap scallops altogether or 3-go to a cream color and distess the finish on it (maybe a crackle finish) to make it look older. I am open to suggestions
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.
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.
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.
Should have resultstomorrow, wish me luck.
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