We had a fire at our business last year, lost a lot of stuff, including some vintage BMX stuff I had on display in my office.
One lost piece was an NOS Redline Brute stem, that bummed me out, they are hard to get in pristine condition.
I found some replacement Brutes on ebay, one in pretty nice shape, and two that weren’t. I had an idea to send the two rougher ones to Spectrum Powder Works here in Colorado and have them done in Redline colors. I am not building with them, just for display. They came back yesterday, and I think they turned out pretty well. The red and white is awfully sharp. They even hand painted the Redline up the middle for me. These are mid 80′s stems, an iconic piece of BMX history.
And now in Redline colors!