So i picked up this frame from tassie, owner thinks its a McBain, im not entirely convinced. However it does have campy drop outs and campy tips on the forks, 26.8mm seat post, nice lugs, fairly lightweight.
I wont rant on, but basically, after doing the missus’ mixte, i wanted the glitter to stand out more, so this time around i laid on a few more coats. In all honesty i think its slightly overkill, but im happy with the outcome for now. All my parts are quite plain, so i think a ‘busy’ frame would be ok.
Process - stripped back to bare metal, primered, sand with 600 wet, gloss black, sand with 1200 wet, about 5 light coats of glitter, mixing colours in between, and about 7 coats of clear. Because of the glitter you can see the ‘raised’ bits of the glitter peices, so its a little ‘rough’ to touch, i might need more clear or something thicker?
Build will be complete as im waiting on a few parts.
Onto the pics!
Bare frame, campy tips, nice lugs.
primer and gloss black
First coat of glitter, probably shouldve stopped here =|
A few more coats of glitter later, and about 7 coats of clear
*** Updated 16Dec09***
Teaser night shot, sparkle shot will have to be tomorow in the sun if i get home from in time
some afternoon pics, couldnt get any decent shots of the glitter, i failz at photography :oops:
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