1936 Elgin Bluebird - Progress!


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Velocipedist Co.

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Yes generally. Depending on what kind of base medium your using you can chose one that mixes well. PM me if you want sometime. I used to do ceramics restoration where color/texture/level of gloss match was critical. There are a couple ways to do it. I would often get the final finish by knocking of the excess shine of the final with superfine sponge.
Thanks!
 
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Hawthornecrazy

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Wow Steve that is amazing work. It's great to see someone put in the time and effort to bring back a bike and revive it so it can be enjoyed by you and everyone else in the hobby that gets a chance to see it.Thank you for posting the progress on this project.
 

Velocipedist Co.

Wore out three sets of tires already!
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Ok, I think I'm done kinda. Made some trim tabs to hold that eyebrow in place, painted the rack, and added one of Joe's fender ornaments.

For nostalgic purposes, I chose to leave the saddle and bars that were on the bike when it was pulled out of that old barn. I like the idea that they were likely used by the original owner.

I opted for some busted original grips. Still not too proud of that battery door latch mechanism, maybe I'll improve that later.
 
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