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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:06 pm 
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Forks, landed:

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They look great, really nicely made.

Frame also landed too. Had a quick test at polishing the bare alu and it looks ok, so not sure what to do now?! Paint it or polish it? Might look good polished with black decals.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:24 pm 
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looking forward to some updates ... following


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Small update, I have paint! Going for a dark metallic grey. Think it should look ok with the Black forks and a splattering of Silver parts. Looks like its going to be a nice week ahead weather wise so might get it painted this week.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:21 pm 
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
Small update, I have paint! Going for a dark metallic grey. Think it should look ok with the Black forks and a splattering of Silver parts. Looks like its going to be a nice week ahead weather wise so might get it painted this week.


are you gonna sand it first, or how are you planning your paint-job?


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Yup, need to clean and rough up the surface so the primer adheres. Once I've got a good primer layer down I'll flat it off a bit and then add colour. Done a few frames now so shouldn't come out too bad.

Popped the wheels and forks to see rougly what it'll look like. Shouldn't be too bad :)

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Rubbed down, cleaned and then primed. Good few layers of primer laid down and then smooth. Then finally got a couple of layers of Graphite metallic put down. It seems to have a touch of Bronze to it, but looks great in the sun. Not quite what I was after, but it looks good enough to stay. Does give me a problem when choosing a decal colour though. Mat Silver? Black? No hurry on the decals yet though, still more colour to put down before colour sanding and laquer. Busy busy!

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Very nice.


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Thank you :)

It's grey-ing off a bit now as it settled, but will get a final idea once I've lacquered it. Graphite grey with black and silver parts sounds good in theory. We'll see!


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Small update. Last few layers of paint applied, so can hopefully start lacquering soon. Also changed oil on forks and given them a clean up. Once paint is finished then headset can be fitted and assembly can start. Looking forward to taking it out :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Turned out pretty well I think:

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I think the colour looks great when you get a shadow on the welds etc.

Headset to fit this weekend and then can hopefully fit forks etc.


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