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RASTA ANO! Makes you go faster.

kidwoo

Celebrating No-Pants Day
Aug 25, 2003
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In my pants
dfinn said:
what's the part in the top left of that picture?

shabba
coffee press

Gotta stay alert when you're smoking so much weed, you think rasta anno is a good idea on multiple bike parts.
 

Zark

Hey little girl, do you want some candy?
Oct 18, 2001
6,257
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Reno 911
Holy Kooka flashback batman!
Thats gonna be a "groovy" bike man ;)
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
Zark said:
Holy Kooka flashback batman!
Thats gonna be a "groovy" bike man ;)
I could see that on your Y-22, sitting on the side of a trail while you went out to pick flowers to put on your Camelbak.


Hippy.


:)

James
 

bballe336

Turbo Monkey
Mar 3, 2005
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MA
Can you do stuff like this?


BTW FBMFactory did that. If you could do a pattern like that with the tattoo I would be inclined to have a few parts done.
 
bikenweed said:
Yeah, how much does that kinda stuff cost? How durable is it?
It's type II ano, nickle sealed and we use a #7 dye on our stuff on the uv resistant chart. Most places use #4 which fades after 2-3 years, Its a thin dye it,s cheaper and it dyes quicker. We don't use thin dyes due to the fact that alot of our stuff is used by the military, aerospace, laser systems, surveillance equiptment and alpine archery.
These are just some of the vendors we work with and they woud quit using us unless we have the highest integrity and make sure consistency is maintained at all times. Sorry, this isn't a brag session but when you do the international sales and marketing and deal with these individuals you have to be able to back your product up and they can put you under a microscope.
As to the finish, it's anodized so the color is actually in the aluminum and not a secondary coating like powder coat or paint.
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
21,670
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NC
bullcrew said:
He runs an LBS so he got bro deal.
And I get cost on stuff I need.
Probably not a good idea to post prices on bro deals. Gives people an unrealistic expectation of what it's going to cost them.

It's cool to see all this different anodizing, though. You guys must have a nice setup.
 
No because people on RM are getting bro deals right now.
I am doing a limited run for a while, for all rm members due to the courtesy that I have goten from them over time on suggestions and recomendations on equiptment and deals on stuff.
This is great for me, doing black parts and clear all day gets really boring. I owned Black Forest car audio in Vegas and a custom shop in San Diego, I prefer to test the limits of whats possible in any business custom wise. I did fiberglass enclosures, walls and whole interiors of vehicles multipe tv's etc... Custom spl systems and flames, patterns and company logos in peoples window tint at the shop in SD.
I will gladly do a custom projects for now at bro deals, It's alot more intresting and gratifying.
Plus there's too many ano shops that are not willing to push the envelope in custom work, they just zap and dye. There is so many posabilities in ano work that we find all sorts of area's that can be improved and made better over industry standards.
 

dexter

Turbo Monkey
Sep 23, 2001
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Boise, Idaho
ha my dad gave me all his kooka rasta stuff when i first got into riding way back in the day. loved that stuff untill the crank arm broke off after a huge uber gnar stair jib huck
 

-dustin

boring
Jun 10, 2002
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austin
man, that would seem cool for a couple weeks, then i'd get annoying as hell. i wonder how many people are going to end up saying "i should've just stuck with black/ silver."
 

Uncle Jimmi

Chimp
Nov 17, 2005
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bullcrew said:
I prefer to test the limits of whats possible in any business custom wise.
I will gladly do a custom projects for now at bro deals, It's alot more intresting and gratifying.
Plus there's too many ano shops that are not willing to push the envelope in custom work, they just zap and dye. There is so many posabilities in ano work that we find all sorts of area's that can be improved and made better over industry standards.
Mad props bro,,, I feel the same way. I was polishing for an ano shop in the late 80's and got to do some of my own stuff. You should have heard them giving me a bunch of crap when I was making a rack for my flashlight,,,"you don't need a hook at both ends" or when I was splashing acid on a perfectly colored part then applying another couler,,,"you can't do that" yea whatever.

This flashlight is 16 years old and in holds 7 C-cells. I call it the blind um and beat um light.