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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:51 am 
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Hi I need a frame repainted with forks and seat stays chromed, my buddy is out of action for a while so can anyone recommend someone who does a great job and has reasonable charges?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:07 pm 
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Please define resonable.
I always use Mercians for paint work and Derby plating services for chrome work.
Argos cycles {Bristol } if Box lining .
Always best to take a Frame in and discuss with shop.
As you will know Chrome work is all about preperation.Nickel as bonding surface for the Chrome plate.

As with anything you get what you pay for.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:12 pm 
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bagpuss wrote:
Please define resonable.
I always use Mercians for paint work and Derby plating services for chrome work.
Argos cycles {Bristol } if Box lining .
Always best to take a Frame in and discuss with shop.
As you will know Chrome work is all about preperation.Nickel as bonding surface for the Chrome plate.

As with anything you get what you pay for.

I usually pay 120 for a two colour enamel superb job, 50 for fork rechrome?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Looked at getting my old San-Remo forks fully re-chromed and was certainly over £100 .............

Shaun


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:07 pm 
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As with anything you get what you pay for.[/quote]
I usually pay 120 for a two colour enamel superb job, 50 for fork rechrome?[/quote]

Good price....I would wait till this chap is available again.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:09 pm 
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bagpuss wrote:
As with anything you get what you pay for.

I usually pay 120 for a two colour enamel superb job, 50 for fork rechrome?[/quote]

Good price....I would wait till this chap is available again.[/quote]


really! that's the plan...:)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:24 pm 
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I know they arn't nearby, but try C&G finishes Liverpool, very knowledgable, been going forever and certainly do a brilliant job from what iv'e seen.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:53 pm 
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Argos in Bristol - top finish. Re-chroming is expensive with forks, entire rear end and front mech hanger coming out at around £400 :shock: And that doesn't include any paint!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:20 pm 
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LDP wrote:
Argos in Bristol - top finish. Re-chroming is expensive with forks, entire rear end and front mech hanger coming out at around £400 :shock: And that doesn't include any paint!


ouch!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:10 pm 
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plus 1 for mercian, had a rocky mountain re finished there, they did a great job. and it is always good to have a sniff around there shop and look at the lugged wonders in there


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