BTW: your varsity is OVER THE TOP!I've seen models cleared with that, it's a subtle finish over a solid colored surface. It's a micro fine pearl, not a flake. You would think being applied to round tubes would always have an angle of highlight to show it off. I found this not to be true, add your multi color base and it makes it worse.
I based my Varsity with white Ice Pearl over white. It never really shows, and Ice pearl is way bigger than the Effex you are spraying.
I just reread your process for painting, you only applied 1 coat of the effex? If so, that is nowhere near enough.
Sorry for digging this up from page two, but I can suggest a solution, where you don't need sunlight. I used it for the keyboard that I'm currently using on my PC an almost 30 year old Chicony. The keys were washed in the dishwasher (eyup it works! Just don't let you're wife/GF see it )
Good find: I had actually seen this video, but did not pay attention to the lighter, multicolored valve colors where the pearl is difficult to see vs. the black. All I saw was the black and was like - YEAH!I found a video that shows how the basecoats can affect the Effex. If you look at the solid color base, compared to the multicolor base, you will see what I've been saying. It shows well over the solid base and is barely visible over the multicolor base.
Have you tried the Mr Clean Magic Eraser or similar or similar products? They work pretty well with plastics are only mildly abrasive.
Thank you. It's all fresh paint and freshly de-rusted and polished chrome. Along with that is some new parts. I probably spent more on this bike than it's worth, but I'm enjoying it.BTW: your varsity is OVER THE TOP!
I don’t know if it’s the color combo or what, but I swear, that looks like the cleanest bike I have ever seen!!!!
Thanks! Yeah, actually I think the super clean is a similar product to what you’re talking about RustyGold recommended I try.Have you tried the Mr Clean Magic Eraser or similar or similar products? They work pretty well with plastics are only mildly abrasive.
Thanks PG!!Those wheels look good.
Got any powdercoating shops near you? Although not as shiny as chrome, some powders are pretty close.