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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:12 am 
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Another mama challenge :shock: . . . bring on the touch-up paint! Arrived in a bin bag with the pedals loosely thrown in :facepalm: - does appear to be in one piece though. I think this one may even trump the little Explosif for cosmetic condition . . .

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:06 pm 
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Why would anyone do that?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:11 pm 
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To be fair, those scuffs and scratches are not from transit - I knew it was a little wreck when I bought it, from the eBay pics but I do like a challenge. It's looking better already :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:46 pm 
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Yep much better! Someone posted me a frame in a bin bag once- it survived. Pedals in with it takes the biscuit though!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:26 pm 
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All done - turned out pretty nice 8) Kicking it old-school with Hope Minis and Fox Vanillas (borrowed from the little Bullit (for now).

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Bottle cage cost more than the frame :lol:

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Deja vu . . . (not in the same league as the little Explosif but both were in a similar condition pre-resto)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:07 pm 
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Nice, and it matches your converse :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:06 am 
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#thumbsup :D

I’m a total USophile and those were a 60th birthday present from a very good friend 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:48 pm 
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That looks great. Did you touch up the paint? Whenever I've tried doing that I'm not sure I've actually made it better. Any tips or techniques?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:54 pm 
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a may zing!!

seeing a new Mamadirt Resto thread pop up on retrobike is always the highlight the day! :D

as Renaldo said.. any touch up paint tips?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:36 am 
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Cheers both! Steady hand, fine paint brushes and selection of acrylic paints for colour mixing does the job. I usually clean the frame well with scourer before starting and rub back any deep gouges. Any scuffs down to bare metal get retouched with a lighter colour as a primer first. T-Cut helps blend the paint but can also remove the acrylic completely so I generally just finish with good old Pledge :lol:


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