No project is straight forward, this Brompton raw lacquer didn’t come as one either. The rider came to me saying there were some rust on the bike and would like to have them removed while keeping the raw lacquer dark green tone.
The traditional high power sandblasting method on removing the surface paint and rust won’t work on the Brompton raw lacquer, as it would be removing the dark green tone on the frame as well. I had then went on to use a “softer power” water blasting method to remove the surface rust while keeping the green tone intact. Later, a layer of high gloss clear lacquer coating was applied to bring out the freshness.
A few upgrades had been added to the Bromtpon as well:
- Gold color titanium seatpost;
- Brompfication brass seatpost clamp and rear clip;
- Gold color titanium bolts set for the Brompton caliper;
- Faxson 30mm mid profile of 2 speed sports wheels;
- TiParts Workshop 66mm easy-wheels;
- Doval oval chainring;
- Custom colored aluminum chain tensioner;
- Custom colored high shine Brompton crank;
- Gold color woven cables set;
- Titanium S bar with super light brake levers and SR Suntour 2 speed shifter.