Censport Graphics’ Lust Worthy Sebastian Vettel Tribute Specialized Shiv
There are custom paint jobs, and then there are custom paint jobs. This meticulously crafted Sebastian Vettel tribute comes to us by way of Censport Graphics out of Boise, ID, who is probably better known for their custom paint work on motorsports helmets. Having painted an equally incredible Martini Porsche Shiv not too long ago, Censport it back with one wild RedBull themed TT frame that is sure to turn heads.
Specialized and Vodafone McLaren may have a partnership, but even Jenson Button would be impressed with this Shiv, after the break.
Censport’s first Shiv based masterpiece, was this Martini Porsche themed bike that was commissioned by a customer. Not content with just one work of art, the same customer came back to Censport wanting a new design based off of Sebastian Vettel’s helmets. As a huge motorsports, cycling, Vettel fan, the Tyler’s customer wanted something inspired by the 4 time world F1 champion’s helmet with holographic rainbow pin striping.
Following the Red bull rhombus design, the frame features reversed color panels on either side in dark midnight navy blue metallic and royal blue chrome. All of the paint was laid over the frame after it was chromed – a process that Tyler uses for helmets, but wasn’t sure about use on a bicycle due to the variety of surfaces and curves found on the frame. In spite of the difficulty, Censport got it done and the results are quite impressive.
Calling it the “most complex, time consuming, and ambitious thing he has ever painted,” we don’t expect this paint job to come cheap. However, if you’re looking for some truly unique, rolling art Censport may just be the place to start.