How Elian finishes your bike
Frames are ﬁnished using an automotive base paint and bomb proof clear lacquer with even 9 or 10 coats of paint applied by hand to achieve your desired effect. Generally Elian will use an acid etch primer followed by white primer. Followed by a second coat, followed by the logo / decals colour, followed by the panel colour. Now the main colour base coat, followed by a second coat of base colour and then a high gloss lacquer usually followed by a second coat of high gloss lacquer and any individual ʻtouchesʼ or ﬂourishes that require separate, special attention. And apart from a continuous supply of freshly brewed Colombian coffee and constant evaluation, thatʼs it.