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    Paint Choice for my new build- 29 SS specific!

    All righty- I have a new custom steel ss 29 being built up and need some help. Paint time! I want a simple yet elegant paint job. Share the best paint jobs out there people! I need some inspiration.

    Here are the pics of my first two....
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    Have them rust it, then clear coat it.

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    im gonna say negatory to that. not without proof of concept at least. Sounds....not cool.

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    I think it sounds pretty cool, but only if 'rusting it' would not compromise the integrity of the frame in any way at all. It might look really good, and it might also keep potential thieves away.

    I like simple colors like different shades of green (army green), blue, red, white, and black. Keep it simple...less is more.

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    yes. im with you. just reposted my most recent rides. less is more for sure.

    as for the inspiratino I need- post pics!

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    I really want to do this if I get a custom frame.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jomissa
    All righty- I have a new custom steel ss 29 being built up and need some help. Paint time! I want a simple yet elegant paint job. Share the best paint jobs out there people! I need some inspiration.

    Here are the pics of my first two....
    Here you go: http://www.art-paints.com/Paints/Cer...Drop-Blue.html

    Dew-Drop Blue, product code #SS29
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    Very Clever Shiggy!

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    Here´s a Kona Explosif I restored to commute:

    It is based on a Baum Expresso bike. You might look at their paints, they are really beautiful.

    Colors in this one are Vaniglia from Fiat and Brown Sandstone from Volvo (this one is metallic)

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/f1BIRp-_DYmGXEptdJgIeMMMYa1iHHfWkVhugGogoz0?feat=embedweb site"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_t7Dfznh-V00/S8DE8qkZTZI/AAAAAAAAA4k/7ZHwsGPE29c/s144/IMG_1607.JPG" height="108" width="144" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/carlosolay/KonaExplosifToffeeRacer1004102033?authkey=Gv1sRgCM Ku2fLKu72gkAE&feat=embedwebsite">Kona Explosif Toffee Racer 10/04/10 20:33</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/IK_qBFFOAc_dDhgUcAVZxMMMYa1iHHfWkVhugGogoz0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_t7Dfznh-V00/S8DFowzvD7I/AAAAAAAAA5I/FYQi6ApWdNM/s144/IMG_1614.jpg" height="144" width="108" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/carlosolay/KonaExplosifToffeeRacer1004102033?authkey=Gv1sRgCM Ku2fLKu72gkAE&feat=embedwebsite">Kona Explosif Toffee Racer 10/04/10 20:33</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qBymDnx-hV8XoHRBne8Kl8MMYa1iHHfWkVhugGogoz0?feat=embedwebs ite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_t7Dfznh-V00/S8DHBFcuubI/AAAAAAAAA6E/ZPZ1ibsuNeU/s144/IMG_1628.jpg" height="144" width="108" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">De <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/carlosolay/KonaExplosifToffeeRacer1004102033?authkey=Gv1sRgCM Ku2fLKu72gkAE&feat=embedwebsite">Kona Explosif Toffee Racer 10/04/10 20:33</a></td></tr></table>

    I run it singlespeed and the paint looks classic, elegant and IMHO, awesome.

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    This is the most memorable "paint" job of recent for me:





    Source: https://www.blackcatbicycles.com/

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    pretty interesting. i like the welds showing through actually. went to the site but cant really tell what color it is....

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    I like the concept of the translucent brown. I would go with a translucent green or orange. It would go great with the Niner fork!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomissa
    pretty interesting. i like the welds showing through actually. went to the site but cant really tell what color it is....
    Here is a comment from the builder: "its a powder coat color. normally there will be an under coat of silver, or sparkly silver and then the transparent coat. we just skipped that pesky first step. quite sure i'm not the first to do it that way.
    came out cool."

    I'm not sure what the tint is on the powder clear, but I'm sure it could be done in other colors besides brown-ish.

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    Gold is good


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    I'm partial to a sparkle green (similar to IF's Quetzlcoatl Green)
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    i ditched that niner fork after a few rides....the new bike will have a custom segmented steel fork.

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    Is the new bike from engin too ? I like the green above, but what about a light green like this ?


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    I remember seeing a Vanilla brand bike that looked very classy. Earthtone light yellow with white labeling area. Bike accented with darker browns looks sweet imo too..

    Check their site...sort of this, but white section where name brand goes..

    http://vanillabicycles.com/frames/touring/1/

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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    Gold is good


    Gets my Vote! Man that bike is sexy
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    if i hadn't done gold i think i would've done a metallic green similar to this Capricorn Very pretty bike(imo)










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