14 August 2009
Honjo fender painting update
My mother prides herself on her ability to remember colors, and to pick things that match exactly when she gets them home.
I think I didn't did too badly when I selected Sally Hanson Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in "Marine Scene" to match my Atlantic Blue Dawes bicycle. At $2.99 I was willing to risk it but it looks to me like it works!
In order to see what the polish would look like painted on my fenders, I tried different numbers of coats on a piece of aluminum foil. I will need to do three coats to get the right buildup of color and glitter. Yes, the nailpolish is prismatic like my original paint.
It occurred to me as I was riding in this morning that nailpolish is enamel formulated for a certain degree of flex without cracking. That's probably a very good thing for fenders since they do flex.
UPDATE: Photos of the painted fenders...