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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:42 pm 
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the tin foil trick is immense.

I've got a 95 p7 and the nickel is ok but been debating how to get it shineyer.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=117723

How much was the re lacquer if you dont mind me asking?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:44 am 
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My P7 has bluey purple writing on the decals with just th picture of the orange in orange colour the F7 fork decal is purple too. Anybody know what year this was used?? I can't seem to find any reference to it!!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I registered to this forum because of this thread.

Well done on an awesome looking machine.

Nice work.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Hi again mate, just a quick question about the re-lacquering you had done.

How much was it if you don't mind me asking? I'm just weighing my options up with mine between powdercoat, enamel, or re-lacquer and obviously being a bank holiday I can't call any of the decent places to find out prices or get suggestions!

Cheers dude,

Al


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Hi Al,

Not sure on the exact cost of re-lacquering as I also had the forks/stem painted at the same as well as a couple of other bits 'n bobs so can't recall just the cost of lacquering.

But I would assume about 25-40gbp, not too much.

If the nickel on yours is still tidy, then get a re-lacquer; if it's flaky and brittle get it powdercoated/re-sprayed I'd suggest :D


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EDIT: still holding up well :D

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:38 am 
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Cheers dude, not had much luck as some sprayers won't touch the nickel plating. Going to try Mercian next week but tbh I'm probably going to leave it naked and see how I go!

Thanks though,

Al


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:17 am 
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Sorry to drag up an old thread, but just wondered how the frame is holding up?

Once you'd taken off all the crud with the tin foil, polished and waxed it, did you do anything else to protect it?

D'oh. Just re-read the thread to see that you had it re-laquered.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:23 am 
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PS - I'm planning on something similar with mine. Making it into a sort of fast-ish Road bike, so slicks...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:34 am 
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Also, where did you get the Cromoly stickers from?

I'd assumed they came from Gil.

I only ask as my P7 has little Cromoly stickers on the forks rather than F7.

As below.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Very nice build. I always wanted a P7 back in the 90's!


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