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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:20 am 
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I've got a P7 project at the moment and I've gone for the re-plating option. Haven't got the bill yet but expecting it to be about £200 so expensive but for me the nickel plated finish is iconic


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:02 am 
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Mine came up a treat - strip the lacquer off, polish it up and get it re-lacquered.

Before & aft...

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Plenty of elbow grease needed. The cost of re-plating would have been far too expensive, but I would have powdercoated it black for my second option.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:20 pm 
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That's a work of art. Really smart. I think I'll have to accept that I wont have the time to put the effort into getting that quality of finish and for £50.00 I think getting it sprayed would do a better job.

Colour is still an issue grey, matt black or white. Gut feeling is Black

I'm on the lookout for some nice period forks. Any recommendations with an approx price of £60 or less?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Is say black with orange decals but maybe a grey would be a bit different.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Hi,

I have just taken the frame to Colourcote in Norwich next door to the Lotus factory for a re-spray. I am going with a powder coated semi gloss black which I think will look sweet with Orange decals.

Can someone confirm that this frame needs 1" forks as I gave them a quick measure and thats what I measured them to be but they seem as rare as rocking horse shit to get hold of as most seem to be 1 1/8th

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:32 am 
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Not a P7....
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....this is though
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:18 pm 
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You dont always have to play exact retro ball... here is my 2003 with 2010 stickers.

Had the brake mounts done in black to fit the finish.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:58 pm 
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And she's back from the powder coaters and looking sweet.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:45 am 
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love that old frame looking brand new momment.


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