I am considering lacquering my polished frame. To do it professionally will cost more that I can justify at present and the nearest place to get it done is 35+ miles away.
I have seen a couple of articles on You Tube, particularly one by “Thebikezoneuk” who got a decent “ritchey” effect on a Harry Hall road bike, which didn’t look too difficult. The key appears to be patient and to follow the instructions on the tin. That said, trying to achieve a half decent, or even a professional finish is another thing. I am thinking of using an aerosol lacquer rather than buying a spray gun. (Incidentally, could an artist’s airbrush be used?)
Has anyone tried lacquering themselves, or even the bike.
Does anyone know a good brand of lacquer to use? I have looked at Halfords own and Simoniz Clear Acrylic Lacquer and the latter seems to be the better bet. Are there any better ones out there?
Any thoughts you have would be very useful.
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