Frame re-coating!

Author:  Boromedic [ Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:55 pm ]
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Hi all, I live in Leicestershire and I'm currently stripping/cleaning and then rebuilding my old Orange P7. (thread link below ;-))

I'm wondering if you can point me in the direction of any great local bike shops (anywhere in the East Mids, I don't mind travelling!) not being from round here originally I only know of a couple. Also with that in mind, if I have to strip the lacquer off my old frame, can you recommend me somewhere that can do me a top notch re-lacquer job?

Cheers guys, once I'm up and running I'll have to join you on some of your Tuesday night runs!

Thanks again,


Author:  NakedGav [ Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:04 pm ]
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Whereabouts in Leicestershire are you ?

Author:  Boromedic [ Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:06 pm ]
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Hi mate, I live in Hugglescote at the mo.......


Author:  NakedGav [ Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:17 pm ]
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There are certainly more local people on here that will no doubt know some more places but personally I would 100% recommend Pedal Power in Loughborough which isn't too far away. Run by Glenn Coltman who's forgotten more about bikes than most folk know.

Author:  Boromedic [ Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:06 pm ]
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Nice one mate, thats one I had my eye on and I'm glad to have your recommendation, might give them a bell tomorrow.

Cheers like ;-)

Author:  gillepy [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:11 pm ]
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im after the same thing, I'm up in Nottingham though. Have you asked how much it will cost? The website is not very helpful on this matter.

Author:  Boromedic [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:57 pm ]
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Hi mate, they don't do any painting but recommended Mercian Cycles in Derby, I rang but couldn't get an answer and I've not rung back as yet.

I've decided I'm gonna go down the powder coat route tbh, should be plenty of them near you, and it's a lot cheaper!!

Hope that helps anyway mate.



Author:  gillepy [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:04 pm ]
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mercian are too pricey for me. Was hoping someone had experience with just an engineering company who have done a good job for <50.

Author:  richmog08 [ Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:36 pm ]
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I've not tried them, but apparently John Whiteman (?) in Long Eaton are supposed to be decent, and do frames. Might be worth a call.

Author:  icarus [ Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:48 pm ]
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You could try Belmont metal finishing,they're near Wymeswold and do shotblasting for us at work,havn't been in there for a while but always used to be frames being painted in there.If you can't find them let me know and i will get a phone number from work on monday.

Author:  orange71 [ Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:37 am ]
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derwent enamellers in derby will do it for around £30 but basic colours only

Author:  gillepy [ Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:15 pm ]
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I dropped off the frame at Derwent enamellers today. Someone from work had had some car parts done and was pleased with the results.

I'll upload some pictures when i get it back if anyone is interested

Author:  orange71 [ Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:35 pm ]
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I'd be interested to know what colours they have these days

how much were they by the way?

Author:  gillepy [ Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:56 pm ]
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The colours they have in stock are:
Black (matt or gloss)

Any of these is 35 quid. They can get any RAL colour in quantities of 2 kilos for 25 pounds extra.

When i went today they had a blue in stock so I went with that. The turnaround is 2-3weeks which is a bit of a bummer but I'm in no real hurry.

Author:  Boromedic [ Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:42 am ]
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Awesome, I might have to check em out.... Did the £35 include shot blasting/dipping or anything, or is that just the powdercoating price?

Cheers like...

Author:  gillepy [ Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:16 am ]
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from his email


Yes we do that kind of work all the time.

The process is as follows: Degrease, shot blast, mask off as required, Polyester Powder coat (Colour from our stock)

Standard colours: White Gloss, Yellow gloss ,red gloss, Black gloss or matt.

Cost =£35.00 and at the moment we are looking at around a 3 week turn around due to current work load.

Author:  Boromedic [ Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:44 pm ]
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Cheers dude, thats a great price for all that. Put some pics up when your done, would love to see it and also your feedback on the finishing standard.

Thanks mate,


Author:  gillepy [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:19 pm ]
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Got it back today, pretty happy with the finish. I've not seen any other powder coatings so I havent got anything to compare it too.

Author:  Boromedic [ Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:40 pm ]
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Hi mate,

Cheers for the pic, looks like they did a good job there. Has the BB been masked properly though as it looks a bit blue from the pic? Did you need to get it re-chased at all. Thinking about going to these and having a white frame but may change my mind yet!

Thanks dude,


Author:  gillepy [ Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:47 am ]
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I havent even taken that masking tape off yet, waiting for a headset to arrive before i do anything. I can have a proper look and post a pic of the area for you later.

Author:  Boromedic [ Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:19 am ]
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Cheers dude, that would be great.



Author:  otherself [ Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:05 am ]
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Try ... /Itemid,1/ They are based in Thurmaston.

They will do you frame and fork for £40 and have all RAL colours in stock:

They do offer sandblasting but another firm takes it on at a cost of an extra £15.

£55 all up is not too shabby for a finish that will last longer than a bike shop respray.

Author:  Boromedic [ Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:35 pm ]
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Hi mate, thanks for that, have you used these guys at all?

I rang quite a few and New Tech in Leicester seemed to know what they were on about which was quite re-assuring in terms of masking correctly etc. Price was similar, me being the indecisive sort I am though may just resort to using it as is......! :-( Sorry :oops:

We'll see anyway....!

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