Scratch built Hotrod car with bare metal exterior. I designed and built the car (frame, body, suspension, wiring, etc..) in my dad’s personal machine shop. It took 4 years and around 3500 hours. The car design was inspired by late 1920’s sedan hotrods, ww2 aircraft, and muscle cars.
This is a custom designed blown glass pendant light fixture called “Bow Shock” designed with two glass surfaces – one parabolic and one spherical- silver plated and lacquered with Permalac to prevent the silver from tarnishing and to give the light that distinctive golden color. Permalac and Peacock labs were instrumental in this fixture being a finalist in the international lighting design competition LAMP.
The glass was first silvered using Peacock Laboratories HE-400 R spray silvering system. We then sealed it with three coats of Permalac, using a poured application.
Pat writes to us: I purchased this Johnny Beard bellows and then did a Pen Work design on it. This is accomplished by drawing the design and then filling in the negative areas with ink applied with a Rapidograph pen. Since this was to be hung by a fireplace or wood stove it needed to be protected from the heat. I applied Permalac as the final coating. It has held up and I have since used Permalac on many of my projects.