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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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fossala wrote:
It's got one of them paint jobs where it's a different colour from different angles. I have rang round a few painters to get it repainted but they all said it didn't come in until the 90's. Catalog/my bike says otherwise.


I had two of these from new in 1983 (they both got stolen) and it's definitely the original paint finish. Here is the closest I could find.
http://www.specialistpaints.com/image_u ... ASSION.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:18 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Rustyretro wrote:
I got the 'Raleigh' and 'Competition' decals made up specially from jamiecurry@hotmail.com for £10 for two sets. The seat tube and 531 decals were from http://www.hlloydcycles.com/

I look forward to seeing the finished bike.


Any chance of an image of the decals before you fit them?

Cheers, Rk.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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My decals are already fitted (you can see a link further up the thread to see them on the bike).
Here is a photo of the downtube and top tube decals before they were applied. They are not perfect, but pretty close, unless you're ready to spend a fortune having exact replicas custom made. The Handbuilt in England decal is shown on the PDF from H Lloyd and is spot on.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 1:09 pm 
Old School Hero

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Update: Bike stripped, everything came off very easily. I've cleaned up all the components and started to use some elbow grease and autosol to get them shiny again. The brake leavers/callipers came out very well. Still got the rest to do though. I've got some new decals on order, but I'm not sure if I should repaint yet. I'll see when I have cleaned up the frame.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 1:18 pm 
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What is the rationale for repainting?

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 2:29 pm 
Old School Hero

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Decals are coming off, paint is chipped with surface rust showing.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:46 pm 
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Think carefully about cost before you decide to repaint - from what other posters have said this looks like expensive paint. There is guidance to touching up paint in a couple of recent threads and perhaps new decals will cover the rough areas.

Should be an interesting build,

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:57 pm 
Old School Hero

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I'm not a collector, I just want something that will look good and is fun to ride.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Fair enough, but what are you planning for paint?

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:08 pm 
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I haven't decided. I'll play around with gimp later. I think I'll take it to a car repair/re-spay shop.


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