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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Well that just about it for the paint removal, just the last few bits to get of.

On the look out for some bars now.....

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I think that'd look perfect stripped and polished..


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Well thats the paint off time for some polishing only doing the main tubes.

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on my new Lidl stand. 8)


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that does look good 'rawed'.

i did the same to an old Raleigh activator i had, came up lovely once polished and lacquered.


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I have started with the polishing , I have spent about 2 hours just on that so far so this is going to take quite a bit of time. Any way the top tube in looking nice.

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keep it up brian. looks ace!

what was the original running gear for that model/year?

deore/DX would look good 8)


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Looking good. :) Keep at it and I look forward seeing more. :)


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Looking good. :) Keep at it and I look forward seeing more. :)


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marc two tone wrote:
keep it up brian. looks ace!

what was the original running gear for that model/year?

deore/DX would look good 8)


Hi mate I was thinking DX as well but at the moment I think I might try it SS :shock:


IRIX Cheers and thanks for the tips they will come in very handy when I start with the paint.


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rupeww wrote:
Nitromors is very slow but keep at it.

If you look at the "dawes escape" in my signature you will see I did the same thing and got good results in the end.

There is a powdercoating place near me that will dip a frame and repowdercoat for £75.00 though, so you have to ask yourself if its worth stripping by hand.


I have a customer of mine who does a frame and fork for £35 (York's based)
does a good job, choice of 5000 plus shades. £75 is pricey.


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