Monday, August 26, 2013

Here is a studio shot of the frame set I shot for one of the local guys.  Beautiful!
 Rather than measure when you are opening up the lug ports, I just lay a straight edge across and eye ball it.  You can see the left is a little higher than the right.
 The mono lug is done.
 Unable to come up with a theme for this bike, I decided on circles.  I actually quite like the simplicity.
 The large circle and re-shaped point look very clean.  I might paint each circle a different color or make fancy decals to put in them.  Or maybe nothing at all,
And the fork is finally done.  And my garage made fixture worked perfectly.

Monday, August 12, 2013

 I shot the second coat of clear today and will let it cure for 48 hours.  Then a final sand as necessary to remove any nibs or surface debris and buff.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

 I got the masking done and shot the color coat last night.  When I get back from camping on Sunday, I'll shoot the first coat of clear.  After an over night cure, I'll color sand it and shoot the final coat of clear.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Behold!  The color match has become a reality.

So I shot some DTM primer, white ground coat, and pearl mid coat.  After letting all that cure over night, I have begun the masking for the peach base coat.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

 I went ahead and took the frame set down and glass bead blasted it.  I then put on a coat of etch prime.  I called this morning and the primary color has still not been matched to the mixers satisfaction.  Kinda frustrating.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

 Long time, no posts.  Just too busy with repairs, tunes, wheel and bike builds, etc.  But, back to work on the mixte.  Here is my new angle indicator,  It's a lot easier to ste the fixture uo than using the old large protractor.
 I'll try for the third time to finish up the fork.
I think I'm going to use the lug ports I cut off the head tube lugs to make a lug for the lateral tubes support.
 The mono lug is taking shape.
I am honored to have been asked to spray one of our local builders frames.  The paint shop is having a difficult time color matching the peach chip he supplied how ever.