This is a great thread. Inspirational in fact!
I have a '96 P7 which I converted to single speed and use for commuting.
It is looking very tired so I was thinking about the options ie re-plating or powder coating. - but a powder coated P7 just isn't a P7 anymore to me.
I now discover the bacofoil trick!
-It seems to work wonders - but did you use any other methods in the rusty bits ? mine is quite rusty in the bottom bracket area. I cant imagine bacofoil will do much here but your frame seems to be completely clear of rust after the rub-down.
Possibly I may end up (reluctantly) using brush-on silver hammerite in the small areas affected, as a complete re-plating would be out of budget.
- but your advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Hi Rich, I think I must have touched lucky with my frame as after removing all the lacquer and rust spots I just polished it up and had it re-lacquered whereas some have had issues with the nickel playing being brittle. Mine's by no means perfect, a few rust spots here and there underneath the lacquer etc.
A few use nitromors as well, seems to do the job by all accounts. There's lots of threads on here about polishing nickel frames, I did it a long winded way but happy enough in the end!
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