Aug 8  |  Eighteen days

Posted by , August 8th, 2010 at 10:16AM    

The base color has been laid down (as have some smooth Friday afternoon portland beers), some dropout masking for the single speeds and the inside face of the geared drops. During the build process the owner of the bike is on a piece of blue or green masking tape on nearly every tube of the bike along with any instrictions for mitering, aligning, etc. Since we can’t use masking tape of the frame during the painting process (for obvious reasons) the name goes on the stainless that caps the ISP. The 5 pictured are the 5 gents getting Celery from this year’s cross run.

The graphics get laid down color by color with a series of masks and airbrushing. The red makes up the outside line of the panel so it gets laid down first, then a mask is put over the red to preserve it while the next color is sprayed (army in this case). The last shots are of the mask being pulled revealing the red and green together………..

2 Comments »

  1. Love the NB Abbey Ale. Good choice. Thanks for posting pics of the painting process. Strong work fellas.

    Comment by denvercx — August 11, 2010 @ 11:01 am    

  2. Damn excited to see my name on the seat tube!
    love the daily updates!

    Comment by chr15 — August 12, 2010 @ 11:05 am    

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