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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:30 pm 
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I think that's gorgeous. My plans have now changed as I found something with decent paint. Almost wish I hadn't for the uniqueness of this. Nice job.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Would you mind saying what chainset is please?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Thanks, History Man.

The chainset is FC-6206. It's a little older than the Equipe frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:41 pm 
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I like that lots !!!!!

Plus I have several beat up frames to try something similar on.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Hey coomber, you watching..................?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:12 pm 
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Do it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:41 am 
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That's very similar to a paint effect used years ago.
You wack on a base color and then the top color, then wrap it with crumpled foil or
cling film, remove the scrummpllllled up film and wack lot's of clear over the top. I have done it but only small areas, panels
of it on the side of a 125 bantam tank on my A10 chop;-) Your way is probably quicker,
and better than having loadsa coats of clear. I might well try it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:04 pm 
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Ok been looking for UK equivalent to tremclad paint. Any ideas or suggestions as to an alternative?

I'm thinking that in this case overbrushing and a coarse brush would be a good thing.

I'm going to try this, probably with black under a nice bright but not flouro green.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:10 pm 
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i would be interested in an alternative to Tremclad over here. will need to paint up my sons trike soon and dont fancy spending the deniro on powder coating it, since its only a small little thing :)

i was thinking Hammerite direct to rust paint.
thats the only thing i can think of that you can apply in thick coats and provides a tough chip resistant finish.

whats the best lacquer/clear top coat to use that would provide similar protection from chips/scuff etc...??


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:59 pm 
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i was thinking Hammerite direct to rust paint.


Never liked Hammerite.

I used this: http://www.rawlinspaints.com/products/R ... Gloss.html

Like Hammerite, it requires no primer and can be applied to rusty steel once you've cleaned off any loose rust.

You can see the results here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=280529


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