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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:08 pm 
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Top job all round! What a lovely tale!


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Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Top job all round! What a lovely tale!


Thanks very much. :-)


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Really great build thread, great story and top end product. As with so many of the threads on this site it has been inspirational. I have never given much thought to hand-painting until seeing your results - brilliant.
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Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Problem was that the decals were generally ok but missing big chunks. The cost to get new ones made would be very high if possible so I got my wifes paint stuff out - acrylic paints she used as an artist - and repainted them on. I think I did a reasonable job - I had the hand paint a lot of repairs on the frame forks and stem too. Again the original paint was very important and a respray would cost hundreds.


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Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Now entered into Bike of The Month so please vote for me if you think it's good!
Thanks very much. :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:28 am 
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Good luck in the BOTM, I saw you'd entered it.

In reply to your previous post, I've got a similar dilemma in that my decals are OK-ish ('95 Hardrock) and seem impossible to get anyway but the 'burgundy' paintwork has a load of scratches on it which are highlighted by the pink undercoat! Your build thread got me thinking 'now if I could get some burgundy flavoured paint........' I understand from other threads that nail varnish works rather well too. Eventually I'll start a build thread on it - not quite ready yet but I've got most of the parts. Uncharted territory, I've never renovated a bike before.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:10 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Please vote for me in BOTM if you think it's good enough. :-D


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That's a great looking bike, never seen that paint job before, cool story aswell!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Great story and a great bike


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:41 pm 
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A very nice bike and resto, Rob, congrats :) I have what might be it's brother of sorts:

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Should take some decent pics and do a build thread on it some day..


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