Transforming Tess (1946 Shelby Traveler)...

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by Saving Tempest, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Nov 29, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I'm going to start and the end thus far and talk and talk about working on the rack I just got today from @JMack

    I have a chrome rack, sorry but it's going to by color coordinated with the rest of the bike...

    Shelby rack painting (1).JPG Shelby rack painting (2).JPG Shelby rack painting (3).JPG Shelby rack painting (4).JPG Shelby rack painting (5).JPG Shelby rack painting (6).JPG

    I got all the missed spots already so it should be ready for paint tomorrow...

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  2. #2 Posted Nov 30, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Prolly another coat or just some light sanding...

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  3. #3 Posted Nov 30, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Too cold for now, need to have it at least 40-45F for around an hour to dry enough to bring it in to finish, THEN another day or so for the bottom and arms.
     
  4. #4 Posted Dec 4, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I have the top side red now, have to go get another can and do the underside and arms and if the weather hold out for me just a day or two more I will have a painted rack to install! The Painter's Touch 2X is surprisingly resilient when left to cure at low temperatures and then brought in to finish by the wall heater. This is good because conditions are falling apart for painting at all.
     
  5. #5 Posted Dec 15, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    It snowed today so I really need a warm place to paint the rest of the rack. It will probably be warm again next week I hear though.