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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:48 pm 
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Should do, thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:28 am 
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Anodised parts back today. I'm not massively happy with the quality of them. They've done a good job of matching the colour to the Ringle red, but the finish is a bit lacking in lustre in places. I'm loathe to send them back as the anodisers sat on them for nigh on 4 weeks before, only doing the job Friday morning and posting out Friday afternoon.

You can see the difference clearly between the seat clamp collar and the original Ringle seat post.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:26 am 
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Repainting of main spar started this weekend, having stripped back some of the powder coating and polished up the circular welds I originally wanted.
Much hi-build primer and detailed sanding back has occurred but to break the monotony of that I assembled some bits in between spray times.

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Wow! It's gonna look amazing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:19 pm 
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Jesus H. Tap dancing Christ!!!
I have spent weeks filling and sanding and filling and guide coat and sanding and hi build priming and sanding and priming and the primer turning to dust and sanding back and priming and sanding and finally ... finally... get two coats of silver on .... and ...

I can still see the filler by the head tube. Arghhhhhhhhhhh.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:42 pm 
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LOL!

Welcome to the joys of painting a frame yourself!!!

After doing my OCLV, I doubt I'll do another...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:44 am 
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I wonder if a light sand-back and a quick bit of localised hi-build would fill it in.

Its all eventually going to be matt-lacquered as I'm trying to reproduce the bare finish I had from vapour blasting, but without the dents and rubs. I'm hoping the matt finish will be a bit forgiving.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:15 pm 
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That seemed to work better. Two new coats of silver.

Arghhh paint run.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:08 pm 
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And so, 3 months after getting it vapour blasted, and much faffing about, I now have a painted, clearcoated version of the vapour blast matt silver.

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DIY painting has lost a bit of the welding detail, but a small price to pay and the polished arm and sub frame have plenty of fishy fishscales on them.
AN so, 2 weeks to cure properly and reassembly will commence. I can build me wheel in between using the forks and rear arm as ad-hoc jigs.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:10 pm 
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Wish I'd polished the head tube now. Damn damn and double damn with an extra helping of damn on the side.


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