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PCBRC - Pseudo Cook Brothers Cruiser - Vote for your favorite Photo!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by thebigorangecat, May 1, 2019.

  1. thebigorangecat

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    After coat after coat after coat, this frame is finally ready for wet sanding so as the patina will shine. It’s black over green over white over brown over red over blue over black, you might just say it’s....

    BACK IN BLACK

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  2. thebigorangecat

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    It’s becoming a reality! 320 grit to the rescue!

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  3. thebigorangecat

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    Hit it with some more 320 this morning.

    Trying to figure out the best spots to wear the paint away to get that “natural” look.

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  4. OddJob

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    I would say where ever your legs / body might have rubbed the frame over years of riding it, or where it would have been rubbed by a wall, other bikes, trees; things it would have leaned up against. Where tires being put in and out of the frame, kickstand being kicked down into position, etc.
     
  5. thebigorangecat

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    The first go around I just hit the "high" points.............
     
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  6. thebigorangecat

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    Greenzzzzz. Guess the anodizing could be faded??

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  7. thebigorangecat

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    More Cook eBay madness!

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  9. GuitarlCarl

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    Natural weathering on buildings and vehicles is from the top down. Most faded on the roofs, decks and such as that what the sun beats down on. Rain and snow add to that washing dirt from the top down. That said, vehicles also get the splash up and chrome panels and the like, trap moisture so they rust-crust up too. OJ has the rub part right and another rub point could be from repeated polishing. So I looked at my old '53 and it's the most faded and worn right down the center of the top tube, the center on the bottom of down tube right above the BB and on the insides of the stays. Oh and on the top of the chain stay on the chain side.

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  10. thebigorangecat

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    I can finally get my fork mounted!

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  11. thebigorangecat

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    Looking to make it rideable for tomorrow’s Santa Barbara Fiesta Cruiser Run!

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  12. LukeTheJoker

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    The paint looks awesome, loving this build!
     
  13. thebigorangecat

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    Improvised fork race installation kit!

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  14. kingfish254

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    Nice Park Tools FRI-22
     
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  15. thebigorangecat

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    When a one-off sticker costs way too much to have made, its time to improvise!

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  16. Machine Age Victim

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    My artist GF just told me this isn't the best stuff to use.
     
  17. thebigorangecat

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    Well I have laser printed plain copy paper to apply over painted steel.....
     
  18. thebigorangecat

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    Sneak Peek, yes I rode it.

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    And a few pictures I forgot to post.

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  19. kingfish254

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    You can get decal paper at most office supply stores (or Amazon). That is what I used for Firewing and then I clear coated over it. upload_2019-8-8_13-29-22.jpeg
     
  20. thebigorangecat

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    Rode the block looking for some unique photo backdrops. This ones a contender.

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