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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:22 pm 
Old School Hero

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As above, looking to have a steel frame restored and I'm looking for recommendations.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:56 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:55 pm
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Location: Derby
Mercian in Derby do frame restorations - but they are a bit pricey.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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blightyinfurs wrote:
Mercian in Derby do frame restorations - but they are a bit pricey.

I used these guys to sort out a stuck seat post and the customer service was appalling. Took 3 weeks and 5 chasing phone calls to get a reply. I ended up using Bob Jackson in leeds, they did a 1st class job and I think they offer a postage service for £30 if you don't want the drive.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:56 am 
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Location: Norfolk
If you could get over to leicester then I recommend:

£40 for frame and fork.

You'll need to remove the paint yourself though, or use a sand blasting firm. They can send it off to a different company for sand blasting at a cost of an extra £15 but turnover will be longer.

Mercian have raised their prices yet again. I think it's £140 just for a basic 1 colour job.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Mercian paint not great in my experience

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:48 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:34 pm
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Location: Leicester, UK
I used wedopowdercoating in Leicester to do my single speed, they were cheap as chips £35 for frame and forks including stripping. The finish is pretty good, but they did get powder into some of the threads, despite pointing out everything when I dropped it off, the bottom bracket threads were a nightmare to clear. I'd use them again but I'd take more precautions on getting them to mask off any threads before coating.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:17 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:38 pm
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Location: Nottingham
I use Thornix coatings in Colwick.
In my opinion the best in the area, superb finish on all the stuff I have had done.

They don't strip alloy, but Pro-strip are at the bottom of the road and can dip alloy parts prior to coating.
Thornix do blast steel, but they often get a bit of a waiting list for this, so if you can take it stripped all good.

£50 for a frame to be white gloss, with the rear end matt black.
Dipping was a bit expensive, Pro Strip have a min charge of £30, but the job was quick and top notch.


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