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  • Just had my forks painted…..schweeede ;) [HD pics] GW Designs
  • walla24
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    Been wanting to get these guys to paint my forks ever since I saw some of their insane helmet airbrushing skills!

    Here they are, what do you think?
    Stealth Fox graphics in a silver flake, gloss black and blue flake all over.

    The finish is amazing, you can literally see the sky reflected in the clear coat finish….

    The chap is called Greg of G W Designs






    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I think you don’t need 4 x 1Mb images to see the quality of the paint job πŸ˜‰

    I’d be scared to ride them but they do look lovely πŸ™‚

    boxfish
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    Liberace called. He wants his forks back πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Oh, I really like that. Pretty much the last thing I’d do to a mountain bike part, but still.

    Rogan Josh
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    Forkin ell

    walla24
    Member

    I won’t show you what they look like now…was mucky up on the moors!

    Liking that. Can you get a shot with a bright light reflected in it so we can see how much orange peel there is in the finish ? πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    GW, you say ?

    😯

    brakes
    Member

    so it’s true?
    whilst you can’t polish a turd, you can roll it in glitter!

    walla24
    Member

    orange peel

    is that a secret pro technique? πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    LOL @ Box.

    Pimptastic.

    stumpy01
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    Would be interested in a rough price for these. They look really good!

    I’ve been thinking of getting the 08 Reba’s on my Barry White Inbred re-sprayed with a black glitter paint to match the frame & then some gold Reba decals to match the On One decals on the frame.

    IΒ΄m with Northwind, itΒ΄s so not me but I think that looks absolutely ace.

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Lush. What bike are they on?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    from the link, “Super stoked with how these turned out” πŸ™„

    walla24
    Member

    They are on a Yeti ASR5-c

    Price depends on what you want but from Β£80 for lowers.

    batfink
    Member

    they look great from an inch away (as per the photos) – curious if you can see any difference from any further than that.

    wiggles
    Member

    Wow…

    I like the paint but will be interested to see how the look on a complete bike?

    Just seems like you will spend your rides wincing every time you hit some loose stones or some branched across the path

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    I’d enjoy that for a couple of minutes before it dissapeared under a layer of muck never to be seen again! πŸ˜†

    hora
    Member

    Can they do graphitti etc? Personnally I’d have custard yellow, gold or turqoise lowers.

    walla24
    Member

    Wiggles, I did think that too but the clear coat top layer seems really thick. I reckon they are pretty resistant to scratching.

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Why though? Looks lovely but are you planning on riding it or looking at it?

    Scratches pending.

    walla24 – Member

    is that a secret pro technique?

    πŸ˜€

    If there is any, it just means something wasn’t done quite right. Here’s a before & after of it being corrected with wet & dry:


    woodsman
    Member

    They look great, very subtle – perhaps too subtle but you will know it’s there under the mud and that’s all that matters.

    I did mine (I paint cars) to match my custom Soulcraft, in fact I pretty much paint all my forks to match bikes – just because I can that’s all.

    core
    Member

    Subtle, maybe too subtle – not sure you’d notice from more than a yard away? But, as has been said, you’ll know what’s underneath the mud, it’ll make you love your bike, and want to ride it, so cool.

    That is such stealth bling! Pete, is the Soulcraft built up then?

    woodsman
    Member

    No where near Alex, just accumulating parts as and when I have the spare cash

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Very nice!
    I hope it goes well with the full bike.

    An idea of cost would be good.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    I pretty much paint all my forks to match bikes – just because I can that’s all.

    If I could I probably would too, but I can’t be trusted to paint a skirting board, so I don’t πŸ™‚

    OPs look a little too understated for the money he probably paid, mind you anything more bold probably would be a bit Liberace

    Got a frame painted bomber orange to match the forks a while back, I liked it but CBA nowadays.

    walla24
    Member

    Β£80 depending on what you are after, send him a message.

    tightywighty….ah I see! haha none of that on them πŸ˜†

    I like those woodsman, where are you based if you don’t mind me asking, have a car to paint too!

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Β£80 depending on what you are after, send him a message.

    Sounds very reasonable.

    woodsman
    Member

    I’m based near Gatwick walla24, classic car restoration is what I do

    walla24
    Member

    Ha bummer on both counts, it’s a skanky old saxo and too far away. Cheers though

    hora
    Member

    Woodsman now thats what Im talking about πŸ™‚

    jools182
    Member

    Look great

    No idea how you are going to wash them without scratching the top coat though

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Β£80+?

    They are pretty (for now) I’ll grant you but come on what’s the point? Its pair of subtly blinged MTB forks you could have put the money towards something useful…

    +

    Less than Β£30…

    bigrich
    Member

    it’ll last longer than the anodising on the stanchions.

    avdave2
    Member

    I’d enjoy that for a couple of minutes before it dissapeared under a layer of muck never to be seen again!

    Judging by other posts on here quite a few could do with the mud painted on to give the impression they actually ride their bikes. πŸ™‚

    theflatboy
    Member

    walla and woodsman, both paint jobs on show are very nice.

    woodsman, do you manage to resist the temptation to custom paint everything you own? I’m visualising toasters with flame paint jobs and front doors with sunset fades… πŸ™‚

    woodsman
    Member

    You’ve seen my house then theflatboy πŸ˜†

    It’s quite easy to resist working trust me!

    I think the comment that the paint will last longer than the anodising is so true. I’ve just worn out a new set of uppers this winter – grrrr!

    iolo
    Member

    Plasticote is where its at. You can even keep a can in your camelback for those occasional offs.
    Good luck OP in thinking that they wont scratch. You will never be able to patch it without redoing the whole lot again.

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