Custom Paint - Workshop specials.

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  • This is a chrome finish I did about 11 years ago. Wet spraing a chrome finish seemed quite a new thing at the time, in the UK anyway. It was a bit wierd process!
    You do all the normal primers then a 2K gloss black - left to fully cure. Then a silver nitrate solution thinly sprayed, which is gently wiped to lay all the particles down (yeah, sounds strange), then a water based sealant (looked like PVA to me!), then normal 2K clear over the top.
    Never again.
    There are lots of other ways to get a semi-reflective finish now, including that one where they seem to contantly spray the part with distilled water which looks highly reflective after.

    Pictures from the customer once he built up the bike.

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  • Would anyone have any pictures of just the front of a bike painted, i.e. stem, forks and headtube area fading into bare metal. I but there's some out there but my googling is letting me down.

  • Anyone painted mudguards ? If so what guards

  • Anything made out of steel* would be a good base I would think (Honjo, Berthoud, VO)?

    *the first person mentioning SKS will get a virtual slap.

  • Thanks building a Cielo have the pant mix formula from Chris king a really helpful company
    Just got find guards & get decent painter

  • I've got a 2K glossy clear coat. If I was to put it on and decide that I want it matte. Would it be a problem to put matte clear coat on top of it?

    In that case would it have to be 2K as well or would an acetone based paint work?

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Custom Paint - Workshop specials.

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