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Matt and Ed Bartles
Cracker Boy Customs

Cracker Boy Customs is made up of father-son duo Matt and Ed Bartles who create metal art together. The Clearwater-based Company produces Stainless Steel Metal Art out of marine grade Stainless Steel and airbrushes them with Kandy paint. Cracker Boy Customs is not like the rest because the best products are used to create long-lasting, weather-resistant pieces. They are passionate about making custom art in addition to their wide selection of flags and tropical scenes. They just finished a piece commissioned by Guy Harvey that was displayed at a showcase in Atlanta, GA.

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Why we use 316L Stainless Steel

The last thing you need is your metal art rusting out on you. If your artwork is displayed inside or outside you do not want it to rust. One of the main differences is 316L stainless steel includes molybdenum elements that improve its resistance to harsh conditions and high temperatures. 316L Stainless Steel is used in more industrial applications involving processing chemicals, as well as high-saline environments such as coastal regions and outdoor areas due to its high resistance to corrosion. 

That’s why we recommend you upgrade to metal art that is made with 316L stainless steel to extend the life expectancy to decades if not longer. 

Consider the following on your next purchase when choosing a beautiful piece of Metal Art.



Referred to as

(1) MARINE Grade - Used on boats as well as in Galley’s on High End Yachts 

(2) Food Grade - Used in Restaurant Kitchens 

(3) Jewelry Grade - Used to make Jewelry 



316L : 

    •    16% CHROMIUM

    •    10% NICKEL 

    •    2% MOLYBDENUM

Why we use House of Kolors

This company produces high-end automotive paint which we use to airbrush our artwork. A less than stellar paint job on Koz’s 1940 Chevy Coupe inspired him to start mixing his own color with organic pigments. House of Kolors innovated a premium line of custom paint that would inspire fellow painters to be original and create colors that haven't been created before. The world recognizes this as the first custom paint brand. Artists of all kinds look to House of Kolor for its range of color capability and award-winning finish. 

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