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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend Project : Continued

Alright, so this weekend with nothing to do I ran down to the local paint shop where I purchased some Pearl White automotive paint and some paint stripper. Stripped down the original paint job, gave the frame a light sanding with a 180 grit paper followed over by a 400 grit paper. Sand blasted all the welds and tight spots in which I couldn't get with the sand paper to get the following result.

Raw aluminium frame

After the frame was sanded and prepped for painting we whacked a primer on the frame (which can be seen below ) gave the primer a very light sanding with 1200 grit paper just to get any imperfections out of the primer coat, then the final coating of paint. Unfortunatly the paint which I received was the wrong paint (not the one on the colour chart I originally chose). Instead of running back down I decided to just go with the colour (more of a pearl grey than a pearl white).

Primer coat

Overall the job turned out alright so far, just waiting on a sticker kit before giving the clear coat on the frame, and a brake bleeding kit, which should be here by the end of the week. Everything for this bike that wasn't stock has been ordered of eBay. This job really wasn't that hard and really only would of taken a couple of hours (lucky I have just about everything I needed to do this job, ie. Air Compressor, Paint guns, sand blaster etc etc).

Final coat of paint without clear coat.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekend Project!

So I got a little bored on the weekend (like every other weekend in this city). So I decided to whack out the old push bike and do it up a little. Originally I bought this Norco off a guy at work (for around $400-500), after a while I chucked a new SRAM Sprocket and de-railer on the back (didn't like the old worn out shimani stuff). So now I'm thinking about changing it's colour to something different. So I quickly took a photo of the original (bottom left) and did a quick render with a white colour frame (bottom right).

So straight to work I ended up stripping everything off leaving nothing but a bare and exposed frame. Next step is to strip the paint off down to nothing but the raw aluminium under the paint. Unfortunately I ran out of my paint stripper and being a Sunday nothing is open. So at the moment the project is on pause until i get some more. :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

been a while....

Yeah so its been a while since i been on here and did any blogs, had some interesting stuff happen in the last week, well not very interesting not interesting enough to blog about :O

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Addiction!

So I'm totally hooked on Full tilt poker now... cant stop playing!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Woohoo it's the weekend already!

nooow what to do, cut the grass maybe...fix the car..... or just lounge around until monday...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Oh So Over It!

Yep sure am getting over it, only half way through the week and dont get paid for another 7 days, fortnightly pay wtf is this?!?!? :'(

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sounds of Existence: Greatest Highs

Sounds of Existence: Greatest Highs: "Greatest hits album by Kottonmouth Kings. I discovered this hip hop group few days ago and I'm just blown away. Group was officially formed ..."


this bloggin actually aint too bad, will get onto it more later during the week. :)


Well I really don't know what to blog about just yet, but im sure in a few days ill have a whole lot of stuff that will not only not interest you, but maybe just maybe do something else....