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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 4:10 pm 
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Alright lads and lasses,

I have decided to respray the Saracen Trekker I recently bought on the bay, but I want it to look as original as poss.
I am thinking of getting it powder coated by a guy who has done some work for me before (pending colour match) and when this is done applying some copy decals - does anyone know where I should start in looking for someone who can do this?
Also, I want it laquered over the transfers, does anyone have any suggestions as to where I could go for this and any pointers?

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Rascal


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 4:14 pm 
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im not sure you can powder coat a frame then fit decals and clear coat over them with the heating process for the powber coat but i might be wrong have you tried gil-m for decals transfers


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:14 pm 
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Cheers dude, good point. Has anyone done this?

Rascal


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:30 pm 
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Rascal,

You have two options...

1.) have your decals produced on vinyl that is designed for high temp application. Then you may have your base coat applied, flash baked, decals applied and powder clear applied and baked. This would be the most durable option.

2.) have you decals produced on standard vinyl or silk screened. Apply and bake your powder base color. Put on decals and wet spray clear over top, using a heavy reducer to help cut into the powder for better adhesion.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:14 am 
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I was working on copying some trekker decals for Gil m to do at some point so I could get my trekker sprayed up green, :? I will have to see how far I got with em when I get back off me jollies :wink:

quite long decals if i remember right.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 10:35 pm 
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back now from me jollies and I had a look at the saracen decal design I had started might get em finished one day :roll:

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actually - now I look at em, not completely happy with em yet so may start from scratch again :?


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:40 pm 
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Retrobikeguy,

Those decals dont look half bad. Let me know when you have messed around with them as I said to Gil M I'd measure my decals and all that business, but if you've already done it it'd be a great help to me :D

Rascal


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 9:16 pm 
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Retrobikeguy what program do you use to make your designes up.
thwang


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:02 pm 
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loads of faffing about on MS publisher :roll:

when I'm happy with em I will post it up :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:13 pm 
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Retrobikeguy,

Can I be cheeky and ask how those decals are coming along? No worries if you havent had a chance to look at them since.
I've just had the frame back from the sprayers and am itching to 'dress' it!
The ones attatched to this thread are good enough for me, what is the next step so I could get Gil to print up?

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Rascal

p.s. send me your paypal address and I'll send you a drink :D


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