[CR]Fork paint, was Re: Teledyne forks

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 08:45:02 -0200
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, youngc@netreach.net, feldmanbike@yahoo.com, , classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Harvey M. Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
Subject: [CR]Fork paint, was Re: Teledyne forks

Our esteemed leader wrote, with respect to getting a proper-looking fork for a Teledyne Titan: "It ought to pretty easy to make a fork that would look similar. Full sloping fork crown, straight forward radius... David Feldman (for instance) how much would you charge to make one of them there? Good old automobile gray primer paint would also look pretty darn close.

With all due respect, Dale's advice seems incomplete, at least for the primers we used. They are designed to give great adhesion. Most have enough vapor permeability that rust can developed if you don't apply a proper overcoat, usually called "paint." At least that was my observation on cars, and the myth we lived by back in the days of DuPont Corlon (?), a wonderful epoxy primer. Properly applied on a properly prepped surface, that stuff Never chipped away.

harvey sachs
mcLean va.