Monday, March 2, 2009
Night Painting.. And a new project!
Night painting.. ahhhh yea.
Early on in this business, before it became a business, I knew very little about how to paint, what to paint with, and how to mechanically put together a reliable bike that can also look good.
Well, whenever I was taking Chelsi's bike home from Dallas to College Station, I looked at it and I realized this wasn't my best work. To put it simply, it was my second bike ever and I had no idea what I was doing. Time to redeem.
So the new project is re-doing her bike- really almost everything- ideally a new crank set and bottom bracket but more than anything the paint- the finish coat I put on it doesn't deflect mud but attracts it. I should have taken pictures, but I was so anxious to get this started and out the door I forgot. Hence, for Chelsi's bike- a totally new sweet paint job.
Today I completely disassembled her bike down to the frame, sanded it, and night painted it (primer white). Her bike is completely white right now; a blank canvas... :)
And so started the night painting...