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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Always lusted after one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kestrel-MXZ-R ... 1021170556


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:15 am 
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WTF is that paint job?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:05 am 
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Spray on granite! Not dissimilar to its original look.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:09 pm 
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So your saying that is something like Hammerite granite effect spray it has on it.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Looks like Wall-cote!! :D The stuff they spray onto pebble-dash or render to freshen it up. Or cover up the cracks!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:38 am 
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andyz wrote:
Looks like Wall-cote!! :D The stuff they spray onto pebble-dash or render to freshen it up. Or cover up the cracks!! :lol:
I had the same thought. If it were smooth paint, you'd be able to detect anomalies in the structure. With this type of coating, cracks would be impossible to detect.

If I bought it, I'd want to strip it to check for structural defects, but I wouldn't know how to strip paint from CF other than sand paper and a lot of time. I would think chemical stripping might react negatively with the epoxy that holds the CF in place, and sandblasting might destroy it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:25 am 
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The quality of the finish looks quite good, but I cant say that I like it.

I think sanding would be the only way. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:51 am 
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There's a whole tread on this on one of the German sites, I think it was saved and refurbished. I can't find it at the moment but saw it when I was looking around after I picked up mine.
The paint is always going to be hard to replicate as you can't put a lacquer over it. To be honest thought the black and white ones Retrobikeguy has look amazing so repainting is an option.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:29 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Here's the thread ...

http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/showthread ... ght=Rescue


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