New to the forum and loving it, fantastic to see all the time, effort and dedication people have for our old bikes. I couldn't afford the Orange Clockwork in the early 90's, so had to opt for Diamond Back Ascent during those years. That turned into an Ascent EX and finally a Kona Cindercone.
I now want to respray my Kona.
I'm not sure if anyone can clarify this for me, but I bought some decals from Graphic Shack for the Cindercone, but I find that the decals are quite 'thick' and nothing like the ones I had bought from Diamond Back 20 years ago when I resprayed my Ascent EX. These were really thin and couldn't be noticed after a lacquer on top of them. I'm seeing that the recently purchased Graphic Shack decals are hard vinyl and am wondering what the finish is like after a respray and a lacquer on top of the colour and decals. Does anyone have any experience with this ?
Many thanks and hopefully I'll post the outcome of my respray soon.
As you can see from this picture, graphicshacks work is very good imho, this example was replicated as per the originals, paint, and decals are exact reproductions, and then lacquered over. decals do differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, i take it given your location, gary didnt have the original frame to work from...? im confident if you are unsure garry will be more than happy to help, hes a top fella.
Also have a close look at the pictures on this thread, i did the decals my self, (also quite thick, if you look closely....) then lacquered over....as you can see they came out lovely.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... a+explosif
you wont have any problems my friend.
welcome by the way...