• I am tempted to do the stem half/half as well, but opposite of the frame, but it might be too much. I always liked the Deluxe and Cadence painted stems. Maybe I’ll do the same squiggly lines on the stem to match the seat tube.


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  • This is the type of thing I want to do, but less straight lines and more bigger abstract squiggles.

    https://www.thespoken.cc/firefly-bicycle­s-x-ten-speed-hero

  • Had an idea to try and do matte black and gloss clear masking a design on the stem. Might try it today.

  • Did a test on an old stem and some left over cut vinyl. I did two coats of gloss clear on the matte finish stem. I’ll let it cure today and see how it goes and whether the vinyl masks it enough and if there’s enough contrast between the gloss and matte finishes.


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  • If this doesn’t look that great, I might do some eyes like this.


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  • No dice on the vinyl masking. It just ripped up the clear coat and didn’t leave anything that was defined. Which is fine. I’m just glad I had a chance to experiment.


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  • Really enjoy seeing people experimenting with paint on here, looking forward to the build!

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