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Old 01-27-09, 03:31 PM   #1
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Pic request:Bass boat sparkle/chameleon paint.

Im considering painting my frame in either A bass boat sparkle or chameleon,but havent seen any other frames with such paint jobs to compare. Color doesnt matter since I havent decided on the color yet.Although all my parts are black so far if that helps any.
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Old 01-27-09, 04:08 PM   #2
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The Pake comes in a bass boat sparkle green & sparkle gold.
http://www.thebikebiz.com/PhotoGalle...=BK-TRK-PAKE01

With black components I would stick with warmer, earth-tone colors. Black with greens & blues looks off in my eyes usually. Gold, browns, or gunmetal grey would look pretty sick, but what do I know?
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bass boat?
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This is bass boat sparkle dude.
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Old 01-27-09, 04:30 PM   #5
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oh.
not familiar with bass boats.
born & raised in the city.
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Old 01-27-09, 04:38 PM   #6
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is chameleon that paint that looks different depending on the angle you look at it?
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Old 01-27-09, 05:41 PM   #7
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lol @ bass boat sparkle
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look at high end paint jobs from major njs companies and u'll see sparkle

only bikes person that i remember using chameleon paint was land shark
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i love bass boat sparkle.
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Old 01-27-09, 07:03 PM   #10
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so far I think Im gonna go with somthing like this....


or this




I have all the equipment to spray it at my job,so that wont be a problem.This is where Ill get the metal flake to mix with the clear(it goes over a black base coat)......

http://www.paintwithpearl.com/

http://www.paintwithpearl.com/flakestore.htm

Im leaning more to the red.
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Old 01-27-09, 08:58 PM   #11
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Take a look at almost any NJS frame. They all have a two-tone fade, or sparkle finish.
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does it attract bass or something?
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Old 01-28-09, 12:05 AM   #13
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yeh, do that what u posted. keep the components simple though
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does it attract bass or something?
yep. keeps wheelsuckers off you in a group ride, the bass are fast enough to keep up.
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my friend had a bass boat this color. it was ugly.
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so far I think Im gonna go with somthing like this....

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I have all the equipment to spray it at my job,so that wont be a problem.This is where Ill get the metal flake to mix with the clear(it goes over a black base coat)......

http://www.paintwithpearl.com/

http://www.paintwithpearl.com/flakestore.htm

Im leaning more to the red.

If you want a finish like those, you will want to paint over a metallic base coat, not black.

Also, you will need a special tip for the spray gun.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2210588_spra...paint-car.html
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does it attract bass or something?
No silly, lures attract bass. Sparkly bass boats attract bass boat fisherman (buyers).

I guess now the size of your sparkle will be the new guage eh
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Old 01-28-09, 11:43 AM   #18
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load that ***** up with flake! its gonna be pricy but man does it look good!
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Is Bass BOat the same as Metal Flake?
I've never heard of it refered to as Bass Boat.

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Is Bass BOat the same as Metal Flake?
I've never heard of it refered to as Bass Boat.

bass boat paint is just large flake.
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Old 01-28-09, 01:23 PM   #22
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does it attract bass or something?
Holly f'n BatChrist Robin, I think you're on to the truth.. I always thought it was just hick pimpin, but you're probably right...Thanks for the insight... Ha Ha!
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Waterford is quite fond of this paint style...as exemplified by my former employer's bike. As far as I know, Richard Schwinn, the barrel chested man behind Waterford, is an outdoorsman and loves outfitting bikes in gaudy paint schemes. The brilliance in this particular paint is achieved by glass flakes, not metallic flakes, so it retains a translucence in low light and a nearly blinding refraction and almost holographic effect in high light.



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Old 01-29-09, 08:56 AM   #24
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You can get a matching seat from Soma...
http://somafab.blogspot.com/2009/01/...good-good.html
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What is the covering on those saddles? It doesn't look too breathable and would make for a real sweaty arse.
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