[CR]RE: Bike colors


Example: Production Builders

From: "Mark Petry" <mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Cc: "Bill Preucel" <billp99@mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 08:59:02 -0800
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODnlsjH1dsDb7x00002018@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]RE: Bike colors

The prettiest bike I've ever seen, bar none, was a pearl white Dave Moulton frame, painted by Cyclart, formerly owned by listmember Ritzmon and now oned by one Wm. Preucel of Palo Alto who rides it to Colorado or Tuscon every couple weeks. This bike had 4 or 5 colors faded under the pearl, from blue to red to violet, when you got it out in the sun it was DAZZLING. Absolutely the prettiest paintjob I've ever seen.

A close 2nd is the "laser purple" that Mr. Baylis laid on my Wizard, which gets comments everywhere it goes. I'm partial to the deep blues and purples found on Hetchins, but the poly enamels cant possibly match the current crop of paints available from Dupont or Ditzler.

What I want to know is how they get the "wet look" in the paint. This has got to be the skill of the painter, laying it on just right with no sag.

===================================================== Mark Petry 206.618.9642 Beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net ===================================================== "The main difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits"

Albert Einstein =====================================================