[CR]Re: Fork paint, was Re: Teledyne forks

Example: Framebuilders:Masi

From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 12:44:12 EST
To: sachs@erols.com, youngc@netreach.net, feldmanbike@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Fork paint, was Re: Teledyne forks

In a message dated 1/6/2002 8:42:21 AM Eastern Standard Time, sachs@erols.com writes:

<< 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. >>

Hey Harvey, I see tons of young men driving around with auto primer on their 1968 Chevrolets! Maybe they replenish frequently to keep "just that look?" Ha!

Actually (as always) you are correct.. IF the shade of auto primer turned out about right, I would then do a clear coat of semi gloss or maybe even flat to match (?) that odd ball anodized finish on the Teledyne Titan.....

Dale Brown
Greensboro, North Carolina