[CR] 1/2 Chrome Paint Job

(Example: Framebuilding)

Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 16:37:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Kulcinski" <dkulcinski@yahoo.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] 1/2 Chrome Paint Job


Can anyone tell me about the "normal" paint scheme for Nishikis? All of the Nishikis that I have seen have the forks & stays 1/2 painted & 1/2 chrome. When parts are treated that way, are they fully chromed & then masked & painted, or are they chromed to a bit past the 1/2 way mark & then masked & painted?

The forks on my Nishiki are fully chromed, but I am thinking that, if/when I do a restoration, that I should do the 1/2 chrome unless there were those that had fully chromed forks. Mine has been repainted by a previous owner & I don't know what might be under the paint on the stays. I don't want to get started and use any stripper on it until I am committed to the restoration since it is my daily rider.

Thank you,

David Kulcinski
Orange, CA