Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Don's Yo resto, picture progression

From the dirt to the paint booth, here's some pics of Don's Yo frame resto

An old yellow finish with it's share of dings, dents and rust...


Frame aligned, rust repaired, dents filled with silver, blasted and imperfections skimmed with icing...

Matching BOI fork with stress tabs...

Three sanded primer layers in place, ready for some classic Aqua Fade colors...

Beginning with a few coats of a nice lime green...
And then the Aqua Blue...
Working in the fade transistions with the airbrush takes time as these are opaque colors and do not allow for easy visual transistions...
Adding the decals...

                           

And four coats of clear later, the final bake...ready for a new life on the trail :)


Rody

5 comments:

laffeaux said...

Wow!! What a difference paint can make!

Bikewright said...

That's a supper sweet job!Enjoyed that post

hansdativ said...

Rody, if I had a Yo and it was in perfect shape, I'd torture it with fire and rain, wire brush and acid - only to have it restored by you.
Thanks for brightening up yet another morning! David

Rody said...

Thanks guys...I always tell folks that bikes are meant to be ridden hard, they can always be brought back to nice shape again :)

OldNSlo said...

Dang! That came out REALLY nice!