Well, the paint is on and currently hardening up for a few days before I put a clear coat on.
As un-orthodox as this sounds I am hoping the colour coat will harden and that the laquer wont bond as well to the colour, so that on the instance of a chip, it will only chip the laquer and not the colour coat down to the base.
Ill get some pictures up after the clear coat.
But in the meantime, new decals...
These are what I believe to be the 'original' style.
To which I thought looked decidedly average, and I am not hung up on keeping this original in every shape or form, as there is very little left of an original build anyway.
So I decided to update and go for these instead.
Pat Rohan Decals
, on Flickr
Undecided on colour yet, I have got Black, Silver and Purple.
The colours on the bike are going to be Buttercup Yellow Frame, Black Seat, Brown Bar Tape, Brown Lever Hoods, White Inner and Outer Cables, Chrome Fork and Rear Triangle, and likely to be silver rims, either the originals, or possibly some Ambrosio aero sections depending on if I can justify the outlay.
So thinking the Black or Silver will be the best option, or could do one colour either side