Monday, March 28, 2011

Don Smith show..

Just got back from the Donnie Smith show.. Good show.. Tons of people..I was working the Ardcore booth so I didn't really get to walk around much.. But here's a few bike I got to take pics of..

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

close but oh sooo far..

Work is flowin' in and out of the shop just like it should..Now if i only had a few more hours in the day..After yesterday and today i think i'm takin' a day off..No kids around so maybe if I'm lucky it will not be raining so I can go ride for a few hours..
Here's Bill from Bama's tank..not quite done but oh sooo close..

holy shit!!!

I hate having to pull all nighters.. Did it last night getting the Pro mod painted.
on another note here's a vid of one of the NAHBS bike I painted..

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Time consumption

Bustin' ass all week to get somethings ready for paint..
First up a '70 pro mod Camaro..
all primed up (now blocked) and ready to shoot monday A.M

And a tank for a customer down in Alabama.. You should have seen what a fuckin' disaster this thing was when I got it.. No tank should be covered in a 1/4+ inch of filler..

Tons of work at the shop which is great,so there will be lots of updates when I can,that is..

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I love it when a car with some history come into the shop..
This 29 roadster has been owned by the same guy since 52. Its gone through many changes since then and now it in our shop for a freshen up.
Full report coming soon..

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I though I was over all this sickness only to wake up yesterday and could hardly breath..
$200 later I was home with a full round of meds..Yeah fuckin' 10 pills a day for 3 weeks and an inhaler..WTF!!
Oh and the doc said no work for a few days..well sorry doc thats not happening I got tons of shit to do.
it seems like everyday I come home from the shop with a stack of boxes full of parts at the door.
So there should be tons of new paint here in the next few weeks.
First project to knock off the list is the pro mod car jeff and I are working on.
Then its sand blasting and priming a big batch of MC parts..
An update on the pooch..the fucker is getting big..

Friday, March 4, 2011

2 wheels no motor..

Well I'm not much of a bicycle guy but as of late my career as a painter has taken a turn into the handmade bicycle industry. With this new direction(not to say I don't paint motorcycles anymore cuz I do)I have been checking out what this little industry is all about.What have i found? Well, for the most part its not much different than the moto industry other than the fact that the people that are into it are VERY vanilla with a few exceptions.
Recently NAHBS was held in Austin,Tx and I was fortunate enough to have several bikes there that I painted,so well scouring the interwebs for updates about the show and to see what was happening since I couldn't make it I found this.

I have never in my life thought "god damn that's a fuckin' rad bike",ok maybe thats not completely true I did go pretty ape shit when I got a GT performer as a kid but that was a long fuckin' time ago.

This bike was built by a shop calledNaked and there is not one expose bolt on it.. The builder even specially designed the front hub.

I was talking with Tim the builder I paint for and we were discussing the amount of time and thought that went into this bike. Yeah to most its "just a bike" but if you really take the time to look at it and compare it to any other bike you have seen there really is alot of engineering involved. Tim and I wondered how many things didn't work before they found the one that did..

I think if I had a retarded amount of excess funds I would want to have this bike for my very own..