Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Antique Hunter Ceiling Fan

My customer found an antique Hunter ceiling fan laying in a pile of demolition items at a house that was being remodeled. It's is one of the quality types that uses an oil bath to lubricate the bearings. These things last 100 years. The irony is that the homeowner was replacing these with Hampton Bay, Home Depot cheapies. I guess it's too much trouble to climb up there an refill the oil reservoir once a year or so.

I've blasted everything an powdercoated in semi gloss black. Then polish the mechanism (the blades have a pitch changing mechanism), lube all moving parts then reassemble.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bicycle work...

Customer supplied picture of the completed project...

Paccar black...

Polished edges and wrinkle black insert...

I don't post here a lot anymore

Truth is, my business is growing at a terrifying rate. I do a lot of Facebook stuff now. If that's your thing, find me over there. I do update posts on there frequently.

Ayers Garage

The dirt bike is coming along real nice

Every single part on this bike, down to the very last nut, bolt, clip and screw has been refurbished. I had all of the hardware replated. Every piece is powdercoated. Every seal and gasket is new. There is not one single piece on this bike I haven't touched down to the little cotter pins that hold the seat in place.

As soon as I get the tank finished, it will be ready for final assembly.

Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm building a dirt bike for vintage racing.


Torn down to bare frame. All unnecessary brackets and tabs removed, them powdercoated.

Much, much more progress will be posted over the next few days. Check back.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This is the 9th one of these Honda Candy Ruby red match powder jobs I've done since July. I have a secret recipe for the powder that makes it a direct match for original Honda color. The headlight bucket on these old bikes is plastic and is of course wasted after all these years so the owner can buy a brand new plastic bucket from Honda and it matches my powder perfectly. Not close, perfectly. It makes me very proud to have a hand in resurrecting so many of these old motorcycles.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

More progress on my own bike. Valerie made me the frame decals with her sign cutter. My plan is to have the entire bike frame and chassis finished by the end of this weekend so I can start building the engine next week.

Working hard on a Candy Ruby Red Honda frame. This is the ninth one I've done since I opened the business July 1st. There's a lot of folks around the country restoring these bikes with my powder coating work on them. It makes me proud.

I finished up the last batch of parts for the pink bike that my customer is restoring as a Christmas present for his 8 year old granddaughter.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Flat finishes

I spent some time today doing a batch of sample bottle in various colors with flat finish to them. I can make any color flat.

Comparison between gloss and flat in the same color.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Motorcycle for a little girl

One of my customers is restoring an old Honda 50 for his granddaughter's Christmas present. Here is my part of the job...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Another set of license plates

I restored another set of old license plates today. Best I can tell, there are only a couple of guys in the country doing this with powdercoat. It's a real bear to do, but the end results sure pay off.

This is straight out of the stripper vat. Lots of rust underneath the old paint

Finished project. The powders are mirror black and mirror white.

Next in line is restoring a steering column out of an old Chevy pickup then comes the good one. I've got a grandpa that's restoring an old motorcycle for his granddaughter. Pink ! It's gonna be a super fun job.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lots of work

First, my little daily driver car needed tires so I took the opportunity to slick it up some. Very cheap wheels along with the new tires.

Stripped factory powdercoat off of the wheels in the new stripper. The stripped wheel is next to an unstripped one. That's 5 minutes worth of soak in the stripper you see there.

Powdercoated in NIC Copper Illusion powder with NIC Clear Vision topcoat.

A toaster with shiny wheels...

And I also did a big job. One of my best customers has two daughters. One goes to A&M, the other to UT.