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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:44 pm 
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I need to potentially respray a ‘92 gt Bravado. In its plain yellow guise (I’ll get the decals from Gil beforehand). I’m looking for a recommendation for a decent respray. I’ve used Argos before but wasn’t that impressed. Have you guys got any recommendations ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:54 pm 
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Cheap and cheerful LSN coatings done a couple of frames for me recently and I can't complain especially for the price


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:08 pm 
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I bin painting my own at home in the garage with some good results


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:48 pm 
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I’d rather not risk home spraying as the atmospherics can really play the finish up and I’m avoiding powder coating as I’d like a top coat over the decals.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:20 pm 
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uk gearmuncher wrote:
I’d rather not risk home spraying as the atmospherics can really play the finish up and I’m avoiding powder coating as I’d like a top coat over the decals.



I’m sure I’ve read that others have clear coated over a powder coat


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
uk gearmuncher wrote:
I’d rather not risk home spraying as the atmospherics can really play the finish up and I’m avoiding powder coating as I’d like a top coat over the decals.



I’m sure I’ve read that others have clear coated over a powder coat


Is that possible ? Could be an option.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:21 pm 
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As far as I'm aware, clear coat over powder is done, I think to get a metallic look, it is the clear coat that achieves this i.e the clear cost has the metallic flecks. I think you can also do tinting with the clear coat. Some even offer fades.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:12 pm 
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I've used LSN a few times, near to me.

Powder is tough and a good finish. Then, I applied decals and got a car sprayer next door to 2 pack lacquer the whole frame and fork. Very tough and satisfactory finish.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:51 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
uk gearmuncher wrote:
I’d rather not risk home spraying as the atmospherics can really play the finish up and I’m avoiding powder coating as I’d like a top coat over the decals.



I’m sure I’ve read that others have clear coated over a powder coat

hi guys , its perfectly ok to clear coat over decals after its been powder coated. we powder coat lots of frames and have a guy who does the clear coat over the decals if needed. there are no solvents in powder coating so there is nothing for the top clear coat to react with..cheers, retrocoating (sandbach)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:13 pm 
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Can vouch for Bob Jackson.
I'm sure there are cheaper, but I don't usually want a cheap job, I want it done properly, with proper masking and not a frame full of sand...


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