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 Post subject: Frame paint options
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:05 pm 
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I have a 653 Rourke frame which is in need of a repaint as it is going to become my winter steel bike.

Ordinarily I would go straight to Argos as they are local and do a super job, but their prices have gone up to £160 for a frame, which for a straight single plain colour I think is a fair amount.

So, are there cheaper options for paint, Vernon Barker for instance; that would involve the phaff of boxing and sending and then having it sent back and all that, or maybe find a good quality powder coater, there are loads of them around here.

It is a very light frame and I want it to stay that way, but I also want a good degree of protection.

Your thoughts and experiences please.


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 Post subject: Re: Frame paint options
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:13 pm 
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Back to these guys?

http://www.realitymotorworks.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:15 pm 
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Ahh yes, the crazy laid back dude.

Good call, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Frame paint options
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:43 am 
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A quality frame deserves a qualiity paint job so stick with Argos


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:16 am 
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Have you tried Jason Rourke? Always does a good job


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:18 am 
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JSH wrote:
Have you tried Jason Rourke?

Not yet, I'm just seeking suggestions.

I did look at the web site, but didn't see any prices.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:48 am 
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NeilM wrote:
Ahh yes, the crazy laid back dude.

Good call, thanks.


You’ve been to Reality as well then, Griff’s a top guy but very relaxed
Work appears top draw quality
Should be getting the Rock Lobster back next week so we’ll see


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:54 am 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Should be getting the Rock Lobster back next week so we’ll see


I can never read that name without the B52's immediately springing to mind.

I dropped a frame off there for THM a while ago, and as a (slightly lapsed) custom motorcycle builder, visiting was like walking into Aladdin's Cave.


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