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Another custom paint job

Bike tags: Track bike | bridgestone | keirin | njs | shimano
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52 cm Bridgestone NJS columbus tubing

I painted this frame for my buddy Joe. He couldn't decide on a color so I polished it down and powdercoated it clear. After that I laid on the decals and shot another few layers of clear coat. I also filled the dent on the top tube with silver solder.

Here is what it used to look like:

https://velospace.org/node/13165

People who friended this bike RideEveryday, bio9, mafffoster, DetroitNoah

Advice sought

Is there any chance of the frame rusting? Its my understanding that a clearcut is porous enough for moisture and air to get through to the frame. Does the layer of powdercoat prevent this? Thank you.

The decals don't do anything

The decals don't do anything funny when you bake the frame after applying the clear powder? What temperature did you bake it at?

Process

The powder-coat is laid on first then I lay on the decals, let them dry and cover them with a urethane glossy clear coat to blend them in.

This powdercoat was cured at around 375 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

hey

great job.

were did you find the decals?

Decals

The decals can be found online but have to be re-edited in photoshop to convert into vector and to be resized.

Beautiful steel deserves to

Beautiful steel deserves to be displayed.



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