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Posted by: Dan Goldenberg TITLE: CUSTOMS:   custom finishes
I was wondering if anyone has experimented with unusual
finishes for a custom. For example, for my next project, I would like to
have a unique finish, and have thought about perhaps clear
coating the frame over the bare metal to show the lugs, brazing
material, etc. Another idea was to use unusual coverings on
the frame tubes, like cotton bar tape, woodgrain paper,
perhaps glued on fabric, newspaper, or other media covered in
weatherproof varnish, etc. Any ideas?
the frame tubes
Posted by TERRY
HOW ABOUT A FAUX MARBLE PAINT JOB? YOU CAN BUY FAUX MARBLE PAINT KITS AT A ,HOME, RESTORATION SUPPLY STORE.
Posted by JimW.
There~s also that granite-finish spatter spray. It needs a good clearcoat for weatherproofing, but it looks really neat. Another possibility is the trick in which you float
colored lacquers on the surface of a tank of water, then dip the frame in it. It looks pretty amazing.
Posted by Oscar
At the hardware store tonite, I saw textured exterior paint. The texture of the paint is supposed to be raised and look like concrete, or terra cotta.
Posted by Pete LaV
Hey Dan:

How ~bout shellac over cotton Tressostar bar wrap?
Or some twine, jute, string, leather golf club wrap.
Just kidding, I~ve been reading too many Rivendell
Readers and I~ve been idly considering trying the bar
wrap.

Regards,
Pete


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