Monday, March 27, 2006

I am really diggin' polished stuff lately.

Drops before...



Drops after...



The faces will be masked of course. The skewers won't kill the paint.



This Nitto stem looks really nice, but I wasn't satisfied. I wanted it to match the ultra-sweet finish of the Phil Wood hubs that are going on a classic fixed gear.

Stem before...



Stem after...




I still have some more work to do on the stem, but I like the way it is coming out. What say you?

3 comments:

jeremyb said...

that looks really great---did you polish the dropouts on a buffing wheel?

its cool to see this process----

take care
jeremyb
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zank said...

Hi Jeremy,
Yeah, after sanding to 400 grit, I started with a sisal buff with emery compound, followed by a spiral sewn buff and stainless compound. Lastly, I used a loose buff and white rouge to bring out the color. I plan on polishing and buffing some Spooky brakes for my cross bike. They will will way better than the stock black!

jeremyb said...

yeah spooky polished will look really good----will you spray the Spooky's with a clearcoat to hold the shine?

What about the dropouts--some kind of wax?

take care
jeremy
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