Archive for the ‘restoration’ Category
On this restoration we will be giving the paint a facelift (Cannondale Blue) – sticking with the original masked areas, and doing a few of the detail treatments in yellow. Decals and remaining detail treatments will be done off site.
From the decal applications to the metallic gold pin striping – this frameset looks better than the original (from what I’ve seen in the images). The amount of research and attention to detail paid off in the end. Hopefully I’ll be getting some images of this frameset at built up.
The first pass of pin-stripping is showing great potential. These decals were the original set from 1970, so difficulty of placing them were quite high. There is a lot more prep work to go but you can get an idea what the finalized frameset will look like.
The decals along with the detail treatments in yellow over the candy red look amazing! A few coats of clear to protect all this awesomeness – we’ll be in business to build her up.
Ohh man! This baby is dripping wet so much without the slightest touch of polishing. I wish I was restoring the rest of the frameset but I think it looks nice and juicy as is.
After the patching and removing all the rust underneath the paint – there’s some quality work! If I had it my way, I’d but a nice euro clear over the frameset and call it a day. But doing a full restoration is just as satisfying.
We are just about done with removing all the rust on the frameset and prepping the metal for prime time. Images coming soon of primer, along with the color tint.
It’s a bit difficult to capture the incredible effects on the surface, but hopefully I’ll get some sun images of the GoKart in the next couple of days. Otherwise, I can’t complain on the end result. The NJS combo with a hint of glass flake will literally blind folks when this number is on the race track.
Restoration of the week goes to this vintage frameset – OLMO. After years of use, it’s time to make its way into the Icecream Shop for some goodies. We will be replicating another classic OLMO with a satin red/orange tone.
The glossy black against the original chrome tone is a beautiful combination. The clean masking just needs one final touch of the detail treatments.
Restoring the whole frameset – from the detail treatments, the candy apple over metallic sivler, and the original decal set (hopefully). As usual, I’ll keep you folks in the loop
This gokart’s shin is taking shape slowly by surely! I would try to get some sun images for you folks out there but this number is quite hard to move around. I’ll just have to wait till completion day (coming soon)!
This number is just about done with its final effect package and clear sealers; now it’s time for the the detail treatments and decal placements