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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:51 am 
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Bit of an impulse buy off evilbay. Whilst trying to reduce the number of bikes in the stable, I felt there was space for a Gios.

All in all, not that bad. I'm tempted to leave as it and just build and ride. However, the seed was sown last night to get it resprayed and finished with new decals. The chrome is in decent nick and would need doing. It appears to have a pretty much full chrome undercoat.

Another option is getting the 'Chips-away' peeps having a crack at touching up the problem areas.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Bring on another Gios 8)

Too many bad chips and some may come off that bit more!

You got the rear drop outs and bolts ? These are very expensive!

1 : Strip.
2 : Respray in Gios blue ONLY.
3 : Go mad on a few bits from the seller below :D

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Yeah, got all the bolts etc. They were taken off for cleaning.

I agree with the painting. I think I'm going to build, ride over winter, then renovate in a few months. Bit short of cash at the mo'. I'm going to give C&G in Liverpool a call and see how much they can do it for. If it's not ridiculous, I might be able to just go for it, we'll see...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I absolutely agree Ian Raleigh, Gios blue, its rather a specific colour and makes a breaks a Gios renovation make sure you get it right young man. Also seeing as we are friends Sheffield, make it campag throughout, cant wait to see it, bring on the summer....blasted salt and ice!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Actually the paint is quite salvageable unless you want a museum bike that you're afraid to ride :shock:

At least while it's stripped down you can do the following:
1. Take the frame to a car paint supplier and get them to match the blue perfectly.
2. Seal the edges around the seat lug with some clear enamel then build the area up which is exposed to bare metal with aerosol etch primer sprayed into an old cup, wait for some thinners to evaporate (outside!) and use a fine brush to build up a few coats at a time. Then flat with 600 grit strips glued onto coffee strirrers ( geek tip )
3. Then apply colour by same method.
4. When completed, wash, T-Cut and multiple coats of wax polish.

I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised, 200 quid richer ( expensive to paint and mask chrome lugs etc ) AND it'll be original :)

Check out my Mattolini and Pettenella in http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/ ... Matteo.htm
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/ ... pecial.htm

that's the method I used and am pretty happy

It won't take too long and if you don't like it then at least the metal is protected until you get round to a total renovation?
my 10 cents... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:16 pm 
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bikenut2010 wrote:
Actually the paint is quite salvageable unless you want a museum bike that you're afraid to ride :shock:

Not everyone is like that! My Gios gets hammered Image


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Have to say Bikenut thats good advice as it isnt that bad, original colour preserved would be my choice and duraglit on the chrome, quick question, what does tcut do to old bike frames? I know it removes paint therefore laquer, do you not have to keep polishing the frame, or is it ok? I know Sheffield is in the garage now tinkering with it!


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Doubledee wrote:
quick question, what does tcut do to old bike frames? I know it removes paint therefore laquer, do you not have to keep polishing the frame,


With a laquered frame you have to be careful on how hard you press whilst T -Cutting it, though you can buy mild T-cut for laquered paint.

After T-Cutting its then followed up by a damn good waxing and polishing to seal in the paint, always use a high quality wax though and not the cheap crap.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:40 pm 
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Cool thanks for the advice Ian


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:41 pm 
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T cut original is a very fine polishing compound, DONT use T cut scratch remover which is more aggressive, you can use toothpaste as well! just get's rid of all the fine crap on the the surface, it doesn't remove the lacquer, duraglit not much use, for the chrome or alloy use Solvol Autosol, if there is rust on the chrome some aluminium cooking foil soaked in vinegar will shift it ( yep, really! )

It's all about the accumulation of small improvements and the final multiple waxing makes it look very shiny-bling without losing the original character 8)


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