Thursday, May 15, 2008

Razor Gun Custom Bike Sweepstakes

Minneapolis, MN (May 15, 2008) – Sharpe, a leader in paint spraying equipment for the professional automotive refinish market, announces the Razor Gun Custom Bike Sweepstakes for the chance to win a custom-designed and 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 JB 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, Sharpe Marketing Manager. “He’s well-known in the biker community as a truly innovative artist and we know he’s going to do some amazing things with the Razor bike artwork.”

Barnes will create four designs for the bike. The final design will be interactive, with voting at

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 use Sharpe’s new RAZOR line of spray guns. They are one of the best American-made spray guns offering long-term affordability, 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 will be a card inside the box regarding how to register for a chance to win the bike. More information will be available at

After extensive market research and field development with automotive refinishers, the new RAZOR Spray Guns were designed to be lightweight and have superior ergonomic features while delivering a high-quality, first-class automotive finish.

“The new RAZOR Spray Guns compete head to head in terms of performance and reliability with Sata, DeVilbiss and Iwata spray guns,” said Ron Graffis, Sharpe Manager of Sales and Marketing. “To demonstrate the durability and high-quality finish these new guns deliver, Sharpe is offering a three year warranty for our made in the USA product,” added Graffis.

The RAZOR Gravity Spray Guns deliver premium performance for base, clear and primer coats and offers features and options that painters did not have in the past from Sharpe Manufacturing.