AN AMERICAN BUILT RACE FRAME WITH THIS MUCH MUSCLE UNDER THE HOOD SCREAMS FOR AN EQUALLY STUNNING EXTERIOR FINISH. ENTER THE DAYLIGHT PAINT SHOP WHERE EVERY DAY OUR DESIGN PROS SWEAT THE DETAILS TO CREATE THE FINEST, MOST BEAUTIFUL, ONE OF A KIND BMX FRAMES AND COMPLETE RACE BIKES IN THE WORLD.
THE DAYLIGHT SPECTRUM
Hold a prism up to any BMX racer and you’ll reveal an individual competitor who puts it on the line every time they race — a true individual who demands a bike like no other. We champion this spirit which is why we sought out a thin film coating for all our Daylight Frames and here’s why —
Cerakote is a ceramic polymer coating that delivers industry leading durability, hardness, scratch and corrosion resistance, and flexibility — that also allows us to layer colors without adding any measurable material or weight. That means no decals as our frame graphics can be sprayed any color in the Daylight Spectrum, and that means some 500 different two-color combinations and even more mutlicolored designs
Thin film technology also means we can coat almost any bike part — from stems, bars and forks to cranks, spokes and even spoke nipples — adding protection and not an ounce more while giving your bike that very special Daylight Look!
So look no further… you’ve found the bike you could have never imagined. At Daylight, the sky is not the limit!
FROM START TO FINISH
CERAKOTE IS AN INCREDIBLY DURABLE, SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CERAMIC FINISH DEVELOPED FOR MILITARY GRADE ARMAMENTS — AND NOW, DAYLIGHT RACE FRAMES AND BIKES.
Determined to build a USA made frame that would have aluminum’s superior riding characteristics while still being as stiff and light as carbon, we selected Cerakote because it is both significantly lighter and more abrasion resistant than traditional finishes. But that’s only the start — ceramic’s low surface tension also allows precise adjustment of our sliding vertical drop-outs for the straightest, smoothest chain-line. That means quicker starts and faster finishes! It’s the perfect teaming of form and function that we call performance art for the BMX race world.
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THE DAYLIGHT SPECTRUM
With a nearly limitless pallet of ceramic colors from which to choose, if you can imagine it we can probably paint it. If you can’t imagine it or there are just too many colors for you to decide, then let us help. Think of us as your personal bicycle design agency, focusing our years of professional design experience onto the BMX world and your frame project. For complete bike projects, we work personally with you to develop a full design concept — outlining every part and color selection down to the smallest details. We’re assuming you’ve see our builds.
DECAL FREE GRAPHICS
While it might seem simple enough, the Daylight ceramic paint process requires real expertise and time — with our two-color frames requiring about 4 hours to finish. Here’s the process: The frame is media blasted then air cleaned. The graphics coat and frame parts are sprayed, then oven cured. Excess paint is removed, heat-resistant stencils are applied, and the primary coat sprayed — followed by another round in the oven after which the frame is hung to cool. Lastly, the stencils are peeled and the frame hand-buffed to perfection. And that’s all for a simple two-color frame. Is it worth it? Of course, it’s a Daylight — and it’s yours!
CUSTOM LOGOS & DESIGNS
Here’s where we get really creative, blending more complex stenciling, air brushing, distressing, and other techniques to produce frames and bikes that could only wear the Daylight badge. No doubt you’ve seen a few of our now signature designs — from our legendary battle-Worn American flags, multi-colored camouflages, and out of this world galaxy frames to our bold cartoon designs, exotic animal prints, and classic race car liveries. Own one or something all your own, from the one BMX race bike builder willing and able to make your dream a reality.
METALLICS & SIGNATURE FINISHES
As amazing as our standard ceramic painted frames look and perform, we also offer solid color and chameleon (color-shifting) metallic ceramics for richer, more complex finishes. When it comes to Corben Sharrah’s Olympic frames, however, these demand something truly special and partnering with our team member at Rickey White Designs we created our Turned frame series—guilloche and wave etched jeweled beauties. With RWD, we also conceptualize and create hand-painted masterpieces. You won’t know whether to ride your Daylight or hang it on the wall!
CUSTOM CERAMIC PAINTED PARTS
When we first discovered the possibilities we could achieve with ceramic coatings, we still limited our initial offering to a few dozen color combinations — because we were thinking like everyoine else in the bike industry who mass produce frames primarily overseas and can only offer a handful of colors. But we quickly realized there was no point in limiting ourselves or our customers and that number grew to over 500 readily available color combinations. “So can you paint my cranks?”, a customer asked. We wish we could say it was our idea but we did instantly see what could be created — fully customized bikes with ceramic painted parts to match or compliment the full build concept. These custom builds have come to define and distinguish Daylight worldwide.
BRADY O’NEIL’S DISTRESSED ‘EVEL ONE’ BIKE
Brady’s bike is a case study in possibilities. We started with an authentic Evel One concept — a line of stars marching across a blue field, accentuated with red pin-striping, then added gold Daylight graphics and frame parts. Finally, the frame was finished with a distressed blacking to give it that vintage moto look.
WHAT COLOR WILL YOUR DAYLIGHT BE?
WHEN IT COMES TO SELECTING A DAYLIGHT FRAME OR BUIDING A CUSTOM DAYLIGHT BIKE, THE HARDEST DECISION FOR EVERYONE IS ALWAYS THE SAME — WHAT COLORS!? THAT IS THE PROBLEM WHEN THERE ARE HUNDREDS TO CHOOSE FROM, BUT IT’S A GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE. THAT’S WHY WE’VE MADE IT A LITTLE EASIER WITH OUR FRAME COLOR GALLERY BELOW.
WHILE THESE COLOR COMBINATIONS ARE NOT NECESSARILY OUR MOST POPULAR, THEY DO SHOW A WIDE RANGE OF OUR DAYLIGHT SPECTRUM. PICK ONE OF THESE OR COMBINE YOUR OWN PRIMARY FRAME AND SECONDARY GRAPHICS COLOR.
STILL CAN’T DECIDE OR WANT A SPECIIALTY DESIGN LIKE OUR US FLAG OR GALAXY DESIGNS, OR MAYBE SOMETHING ALL YOUR OWN? JUST INCLUDE A NOTE ON YOUR FRAME ORDER FORM AT OUR STORE — GOLDCOASTBICYCLES.COM — OR CONTACT US DIRECTLY AND OUR EXPERT DESIGN TEAM WILL HELP DREAM UP YOUR DREAM DAYLIGHT!
NOTE: DUE TO COLOR VARIARTIONS SEEN ON COMPUTER MONITOR AND MOBILE DEVICE SCREENS, THE COLORS YOU SEE ON THIS SITE MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM ACTUAL COLORS.
Produced for Corben Sharrah's Olympic Daylight, these engine-turned hot rods are polished and then etched with hundres of "spins" and can be finished in almost any translucent candy color.
Usually added as a design element to our engine turned frames, our artists can bring nearly any concept to living color, like this Thai Dragon, in rich hand-painted detail.
Nothing says racing like racing stripes! With our thin ceramic coatings you can add fine detailed striping, create cool fades, or even invent your own tri-color livery!
No other design is as iconic for Daylight as our U.S. flag — every one of them unique — followed hotly by our growing camoflague designs — from Arctic to desert and anything in between!
When it's time to get tough, add a little muscle to your Daylight with our battleworn treatment — a touch of black over any color, applied in a clear coat and hand-streaked to effect.
There's no finish that says classic BMX race bike more than a polished alloy frame, and there's no other polished frame that will ever look as good as a polished Daylight. None.