The Schwinn Dixie Dreamcycle: My Entry for the 16th Annual Rat Rod Bikes Build Off

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Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Bottom tank mount holes are done. Sandblasting has begun once more. And this time, parts are getting powder coated immediately afterwards.
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
While I'm waiting for the sandblaster to build up air pressure again, I'm wondering about how I'm going to paint the tank. I've got some universal bonding primer, which I plan to apply first, followed by some filler primer, then metallic white, topped with a high gloss clear coat. The issue I'm trying to figure out is sanding between coats, or sanding any imperfections in the gloss clear coat without messing up the glossy finish.

Anyone got a solid method for painting wood tanks without the grain?
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
It's happening! Dad and I are in the doghouse with Mom, but it's happening!
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Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
And as if tonight couldn't get any crazier, I bought this bad boy from one of Dad's friends in between sandblasting passes. Spur of the moment thing, but the price was right, and I figure I could trade it for something I'd really like down the road.
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Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Here are a few more shots of last night's progress. First are all the parts besides the frame after being powdered with clear coat.
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Same parts after curing.
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And here are all the orange parts, frame included, after curing.
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My phone doesn't have the best camera, and the lighting wasn't ideal, but hopefully I'll have some better photos of the bike later today.
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
2nd coat of primer, specifically filler primer, is on. There's a problem though. I'm getting a ton of these tiny chunks as I'm spraying, and I don't know what's causing it.
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