Viking recumbent tandem trike – painting, waiting and wondering

The painting is done. Now the hard part – waiting for paint to cure before putting it all back together again for another test ride. Red paint tends to take longer to cure. It’s still tacky today, even though the garage temperature is ideal for drying paint, so have to resist the temptation to put all the bits and pieces back on. Had to dodge rain all day while painting the black pieces since I paint outside. Will have to wait until at least tomorrow afternoon to put it all together again and go for a longer ride.

Yellow seems to take at least a couple of days, too, yet orange, black, blue and white and green are normally dry to the touch in about a day. Strange.

If someone has an answer, please post it in the forum. I’d really like to know why!

Labels: bicycles, bikes, choppers, cycling, diy, garage, handlebars, homebuilt, ohio, quadcycles, recumbents, StreetFighter, streetfox, tadpole trike, tandem, velomobiles, velos, viking, warrior, welding

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