Ive been looking at colours for the reincarnation of my clockwork. I came across this thread and saw the pics and loved your paint job! Nice! I plan to go to Colour Tech too, as they aren't far away. I was was wondering what sort of paint is on your Trailstar? I had been looking at powder coating... until I saw your pics! I am going for all silver components and like the idea of a titanium grey but with the same sparkle as yours not a flat colour powder coating would give. Is it metallic enamel paint with a 2pac laqure over or ? How is it holding up?
Wow haven't seen this thread for a while, thanks
As regards to the paint, I'm not sure what was used exactly but presume it's just your regular wet coat as far as I know mixed to match the colour i'd decided on. The metallic fleck was a custom addition that I asked for in the paint and really alters the way it looks in direct sunlight.
The frame was lacquered before the decals were applied and then lacquered again over the top to seal everything in nice and is holding up very well indeed... although I did go crazy all over with helicopter tape! I wouldn't like to comment how it would fair if were left unprotected with heavy use. The paint choice is more for the look over durability but should still hold up well enough, no less than any other I'd imagine.
The bike hasn't been used too vigorously offroad as is more of an urban ride for me but cleans up as good as new with no worries. Still shines like the day I brought the frame home. You won't be disappointed with the result should you take that route