Painted and clear coated.
I made the mistake about 15 years ago by making a yearly trip down to
Southern Arizona and falling in love with the terrain and the mix of
American Indian-Mexican motif and artwork.
I have never built a theme bike. Ever. I have never named a bike either.
Being of true Atomic Zombie blood I always build my frames and main components
of my bicycles from old bikes, spare parts and whatever I have laying around that
is weldable. One day cleaning and sorting I came across A few old rusty
horse head drawer knobs, horseshoes, pitchfork, cast metal stars. The Mix of everything
sitting there mixed together gave me a visual thought. It gave me a flashback of all of my
trips down to Southern Arizona and many trips of crossing the border into Mexico.
Since its conception I had many personal bike projects going. This bike had been put on the
back burner many times. Slowly but surely the American Indian-Mexican motif is turning into
the "SOUTH OF THE BORDER LOWRIDER"
3 coats of paint. 6 coats of clear.
For my color pallet I took blue, red, yellow and black and mixed them to make brown.
and then a teaspoon of brilliant silver.
It's my own color. I call it "Steel Brown". Then I mixed another accent color which is Coco Brown.
I have never painted any bike i've built with brown, so it was a treat to try a unfamiliar color pallet.
All of the pieces are coming together. Mentoring for the High School Robotics Team has just fired up
so I will start reassembly at my leisure. Besides its 10 degrees with 20 inches of snow here. No wonder
i'm dreaming of southern Arizona.