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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:27 pm 
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All i can say is that i haven't stopped drooling since i saw the first pic :o :shock: 8) ..


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:51 am 
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coomber wrote:
Don't respray.. It's a brilliant finish in the flesh!



Sadly the photo's don't show 1/2 the paint damage. Theres too much to ignore, and it being a steel frame, if I want it to last, treating the rust means it has to sadly.

I need to find a decent powder coaters near me to see what colours they can do. My primary thought was a pearlesant white with green tinge, with black and carbon colour scheme, but a metalic blue and black / carbon would also work, but a 98 was also available as a lime slightly neon green, which would also work, and be very noticably 90's!


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:06 am 
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Neon Blue or something on that line with lime green decals ..

I use to own a DB back in the early nineties with flourescent pink forks Decals and handlebars and a pale grey frame so you could use that idea ;) ..


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:09 pm 
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You've done a nice job there - looks way better than it did when you bought it. Gotta agree with Comber though, about the re-spray. Re-painting ruins the character and provenance of a bike; it goes from being a 98 Rockhopper to ????? an anonymous bike, even though it may still look resplendent in it's new coat. Good quality steels don't rust as quickly as 70s Datsuns anyway :lol:
With the money you'd spend on re-spraying, you could probably pick up a better Rockhopper, transfer the best bits, sell the old one and still come out even :wink:
Ride it though, what ever you do..........that's the most important bit :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:20 pm 
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you're in london, so would be mad to choose anyone but armourtex in hackney. a bit on the pricey end , but great work and a big choice of colours and finishes.


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