Matt Guilfoyle's 1962 Triumph Bonneville
(click the image to go back)
After some normal cleanup and preparation, Matt sprayed
everything but the tank with Testor Boyd's High Gloss
Black enamel paint. This served as a both the final color
coat for the frame and as the basecoat for some Alclad-II
chrome paint. That's right, all the "chrome"
parts you see are painted with Alclad-II chrome. It's
that good. Matt topped off the tires with a shot of dull
coat and gave the seat a leathery sheen with an application
of a little good, ol' nose oil. Mat wanted to give the
motorcycle some visual "punch" to help it draw
attention at swap meets. He did this by shooting House
of Color magenta paint on the tank. While not a match
for an actual factory color, it is representative of the
kind of vibrant colors available in those days.