Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 BIKES' started by Indyjps, Sep 1, 2016.
Black coat, dropped a little silver metallic in it.
Dark blue pearl in the first coat of clear
Since this is a muscle bike, I figured why not go flashy, mixed up more clear with aqua pearl and shot 3 dust coats on the back and faded it forward. Depending in how much the aqua pics up the sun, the bike should fade dark to light, front to back.
Here's a comparison of the forks, darker color in flourescent VS sunlight. Pops pretty nicely.
This paint is at least 10 years old, been frozen a few times. I mixed and shot a test on each run and it was acting fine so I used it. It's called Hawthorne, the company later became "paint for cars" online. Budget enamel, the pearl is from an ebay seller. gun is from harbor freight 1.4 tip used on everything. Didn't want to mess with the good guns.
Nothing high buck.
You've got that paint process down to a "T".
That paint looks great!
Thanks guys, shot a lot of single stage in the past, second time doing a pearl job from scratch.
I've got some equipment to shoot soon, I'll do a how to on using industrial enamel with a harbor freight gun. I use valspar or rustoleum on that stuff, lays down nice and hardens up with the mix ratio I use. Perfect for bike resto, much more durable than rattle can, reasonable cost, readily available.
Here's the first pearl job I did. Went overboard on the pearl. Blue pearl, red flake, purple over that, pink over that. I lost the base color completely, but it pops in the sun.
BMX I'm doing for my daughter, I'll ride it til she gets a little taller. Got her on a diamondback RM Jr currently.
I'll do a build thread on it soon. I have a couple aluminum frame BMX in the works after this build off is done.
Great looking build Indy. WoW.
I LOVE all of your McGyver moves. Ceiling fan, sink strainer...next you'll be making a wheelie bar out of a spatula...lol.
I'm diggin the paint job, for sure.
I've been watching this one...especially the shifter part...cuz I have the same deal... 3 spd. rear freewheel, and using the stub of the shifter from the original Univega Road Bike...I think that's going to be my challeng, I never did a shifter conversion .still not sure if i 'get it'.....yikes.
Seeing that 'spacer' thing you did on the freewheel...most excellent..blends in nice since you painted it black too
That paint looks awesome!
I love a bike that changes color depending on what light it is in. Great work on the paint.
Funky little stem I found, gave up on it twice and finally got it working. Had to shorten the shaft into the fork, and grind the bar hole to normal size, it was some odd small kid bike diameter. I'm stepping up my photos guys, plaid background is era appropriate-right??
Assembly this weekend, wanted to give the paint a good cure time before I started clamping and bumping it around, its been difficult to let it sit though.
Franco, appreciate the kind words, im having fun with this. I'm watching your shifter conversion too, we're both figuring it out as we go, I got the idea from other threads on here. Got a cool shifter rod made, mounting is still a little hazy. May take a few trips to ace hardware, luckily it's a block away.
Mines across street, every cashier knows my phone number... Awsome parts bins to raid!!
looks like a mongoose stem
Disassembled a C Star V Brake lever, I have multiple left hand and no right for some reason, so lefty it will be.
Oven cleaner in a big gulp cup to strip the black anodize, will polish it all. wanted a chrome handle but need to be sure the pull ratio is right on the brakes.
Not even mongoose, single row of bolts, came off a 16" dept store kid bike, but it's shiny, different looking, and I don't plan on any jumping with this rig. Hope it clamps up tight, if not I have some chrome quill stems that I can use instead.
Reassembled, greased, shiny, installed.
Making, modifying a seat post clamp, cut this off a donor bike.
Ground the bolt hole square, will cut this bolt down, paint it all silver, or black.
I was not going to run one since the seat post mounts like a quill stem, but it just didn't look right.
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