So glad I stumbled on this thread.
Would you mind listing the products you used? I saw adhesion promoter mentioned and am also curious about primer, paints, hardeners, etc. I am not a painter on the side so it is all rather foreign.
Looks killer though -- glad I joined the thread late so I didn't have to wait in suspense as long.
Stellar work Adrian, really looking forward to the build. I'm still planning a paint job for mine but simply can't decide on theme, color, or frankly anything. If you get a chance check out some of the paint jobs that Speedvagen does, the word "luscious" springs to mind. Yet the boldness of color and simplicity of yours really makes it a great looking bike.
1. AP01 Adhesion Promoter
2. BC-26 White Basecoat
3. Custom mix of PBC 31 & 32 Sunset Pearl and Tangelo Pearl
4. UC-35 Clear Coat
Last edited by Adrianinkc; 04-24-14 at 09:02 PM.
Adrian, what would something like this cost someone without your skill-set? I have wanted to paint my bike for a while now but I figured it would cost me as much to have it painted as a new bike would cost.
Looks awesome so far!
Speedvagen... Yes, please.
Friend of mine had an old Klein Rascal repainted and it cost him north of 500 bucks.
Waiting for the final product!
Cervelo S2 | Zipp | SRAM | Rotor
Last edited by seymour1910; 04-25-14 at 11:01 AM.
It is times like this, we talk turns to custom bike paint, that I miss 55/Rad the most. Ah, epic story of Tete and the Never Ending Paintjob.
Quick pic leaving the bike shop. Will get better one tonight.
I would like to voice a complaint about this whole thread. It did NOT move in internet time. I just checked - 5 whole days from start to finish. Unsat!
The finished product looks awesome though, well done. The stem and seat post look awesome and there are just enough little black bits hanging around to make it visually interesting. Your large chainring looks like a sump of blackness though. Maybe some gray or orange chainring bolts would break it up a little without changing the overall look.
It looks great. Terrific job.
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
That looks fantastic!
Now... how are we gonna de-logo those tires?
Now go start a "Post your orange bike" thread because this is a perfect bike to kick off that thread.
Speedvagen... Yes, please.
I'm talking C, not F.
Considering where non HTg resins flow I wouldn't go higher than that. There can be a problem of BB shell alignment on BB30 or PF30 frames because of this.
Been there, done that. Didn't get a t-shirt.
Bike looks awesome, I picture some deep black carbon rims to make the orange pop more. Just a great job on it, kudos.