Minneapolis, MN (May 15, 2008) - Sharpe, a leader in paint sprayingequipment for the professional automotive refinish market, announces the Razor Gun Custom Bike Sweepstakes for the chance to win a customdesignedand painted motorcycle.
Stack's Creative Customs, a Twin Cities custom bike fabricator, collaborated with Graco to create the ultimate custom designed bike. The Razor Gun Custom Bike includes an air ride suspension on a LowLife Softtail frame with a rightside drive. The engine is a 113 S&S motor and the transmission is a Baker 6 speed.
The motorcycle will undergo a visual transformation over the next few months. Sharpe has engaged Justin Barnes of J.B. Grafix, one of the most well-known and innovative paint shops in the U.S., to design and paint custom artwork for the Razor Gun Custom Bike.
Barnes has appeared on the Discovery Channel's "American Chopper,"and has painted a number of well-known motorcycles such as the POW-MIA bike, the Fire bike, the I-Robot bike, the Comanche, the Snap-On bike and many more. "We're very excited to be working with Justin," said Penny Hanson, SharpeMarketing Manager. "He's well-known in the biker community as a truly innovative artist and we know he's goingto do some amazing things with theRazor bike artwork."
Barnes will create four designs for thebike. The final design will be interactive, with voting at http://www.sharpe1.com.Sharpe will bring the finished Razor bike, painted with the winning design, to the National Auto body Congress and Exhibition (NACE) in Las Vegas on November 6-8, 2008 for the official unveiling. The Razor bike will tour the country until the sweepstakes drawing takes place in April 2009. To paint the bike, J.B. Grafix will useSharpe's new RAZOR line of spray guns.They are one of the best Americanmadespray guns offering long-termaffordability, with ultra long life needle packings and low cost of ownership due to cost-effective repair parts. The RAZOR line features spray guns suited for every job, including HVLP models. "Sharpe is the true leader in automotive painting technology, and it's a pleasure to be working both with the company and with their products," said Barnes. "I'm definitely looking forward to this experience."
With any Razor gun purchase, there willbe a card inside the box regarding howto register for a chance to win the bike. More information will be available at http://www.sharpe1.com.
After extensive market research andfield development with automotiverefinishers, the new RAZOR Spray Gunswere designed to be lightweight andhave superior ergonomic features whiledelivering a high-quality, first-classautomotive finish.
"The new RAZOR Spray Guns competehead to head in terms of performanceand reliability with Sata, DeVilbissand Iwata spray guns," said Ron Graffis, Sharpe Manager of Sales and Marketing. "To demonstrate the durability and high-quality finish thesenew guns deliver, Sharpe is offering a three year warranty for our made in theUSA product," added Graffis. The RAZOR Gravity Spray Guns deliver premium performance for base, clear and primercoats and offers features and options that painters did not have in the pastfrom Sharpe Manufacturing.