- Oct 28, 2006
My friend Chuck just got his Sawby folder back from Steve applying his magic. Hope you enjoy the photos.
That just don't make sense to me!
That is a Sawby C/U, not an art piece.
It's like putting gold engraving and diamonds on a user Terzuola ATCF.
Great stuff, but wrong medium.
Like pinstriping a hotrod?
Personally I think the juxtaposition of the carbon fibre and the engraving is quite beautiful. The coloring is just right.
No, like pinstriping a hotrod in PRIMER!
Been done, too. By many. Heck my Shovelhead is flat black and will be getting more than its share of pinstriping when I finally find my brushes.
Come to think of it, why paint cars at all? Just make them all stainless so all we need are Brillo pads for cleaning.
pearl paint seemed to be the best liked by the crowds.
I rest my case. Who cares what's popular? If I'm going to customize a motorcycle, car, knife, gun, whatever, I'm going to customize it to *my* taste. Not to what anyone else wants or thinks.
1. Taste is subjective, like was already said.
Whether this piece should have been engraved is up to individual preference.
Chuck and my purpose was not to debate that here, however just to show Steve's beautiful engraving on a different medium than where you normally see it.
I agree with Bluejaunte in that the juxtaposition of the carbon fiber and the engraving is quite beautiful. The coloring is just right and the engraving is outstanding.
2. Stainless cars are a great idea, Delorean sort of did that thing. Sorta blinds everyone else during a sunny day, though.
The Delorean actually went through a process at the factory where a devise was run over the body panels to give it a brush finish just to cut down on the glare. This was a requirement of having the car imported into the US.
The cars came with a "body maintenance kit" which basically consisted of a course and fine blending pad (today's scotch brite pads) and a bottle of wax.
They are great cars built on the Lotus Esprit (remember black & white sport cars in Basic Instinct?) frame / suspension and powered with a Renault (Volvo 264 version) v6, which may have accelerated the downfall of the car as it was seriously under powered.
As mentioned, scratches can just be sanded off, no bug or stone chips. However as the bolt on stainless body panels (over fiberglass) were very thin to reduce weight, they were prone to denting.
Sorry to get off subject here, however yall opened the (gullwing) door