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 Post subject: Anodising a frame.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:35 pm 
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My Pace is starting to look a biut scruffy. It has a while yet before it needs refinishing but I would prefer it to be anodised rather than painted.

All the anodisers I speak to around here won't touch it. Pace aren't interested either.

Has anyone got any ideas??

BTW I was thinking dark green anodised.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:58 pm 
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I think part of the problem is a tank big enough for a frame is not common, especially in funny colours.
The prep is pretty important for an even finish too. Not sure I would risk it myself unless it was waaay bad to start.


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 Post subject: Fancy Paint
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:06 pm 
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A better option would be to get it dipped by Hydrographics at Tadcaster! Tougher than ano, less weight than paint anf literally any colour/print you could dream of! Anyhing from Metalflake to animal print to camo'!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:54 pm 
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gump wrote:
The prep is pretty important for an even finish too. Not sure I would risk it myself unless it was waaay bad to start.


Interesting point. Maybe that is why they are not keen.


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 Post subject: Re: Fancy Paint
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:54 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
A better option would be to get it dipped by Hydrographics at Tadcaster! Tougher than ano, less weight than paint anf literally any colour/print you could dream of! Anyhing from Metalflake to animal print to camo'!


That sounds interesting. What is dipping?? More details please sir!


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 Post subject: Dip stik Here
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:43 pm 
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This should explain it all for you! Marvellous!
www.hydrographics.org.uk


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That link doesn't work, thought about having graphics done on my bike before a stripped and polished it


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 Post subject: Dipping
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:58 pm 
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The web site is down acording to a contact I have that has a lot of work done, here are the contact details:
Hydrographics
Unit 4, The Airfield
Brockett Industrial Estate, Acaster Malbis
York
YO23 2PT(Road Map)
North Yorkshire
Tel: 01904 778188
Internet: URL not known

Managing Director - John Sykes

A centrefire rifle is around £215, but that includes a total strip and rebuild, a frame should be less as it only involves a surface strip/rub down. They do a lot of motor bikes so a cycle frame would be no problem.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:49 pm 
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8) I'll check them out. Thanks.


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