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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:40 pm 
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Just had my 91 Eldridge powder coated at Yorvick Engineering near York and I must say they've done a pretty damn fine job! A satin grey colour match to the original zolatone colour with a textured finish and I'm really pleased with how it came out. It looks a lot closer to zolatone than any of the sprays that I've come across. If I could upload some photos I would.



Here's Lee's powder coated Eldridge. Looks good to me 8)


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To me these are like the classic mtbs, the bright colours just look amazing :D


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That powder coat looks pretty good...would be interested to see some close up pics to see what the texture is like. Just love the old Zolatone finish...you could strike a match on it!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:19 am 
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Just trying this to see if I'm a genius at uploading pictures now.
On the preview it was HUGE.
If comes out okay I'll upload more close-ups.
Here goes,powder coating close up.


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That's not a bad finish at all Lee. Why not start your own thread up?


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Cheers Edd if I can get my photos sorted out I'll start one.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Right,sorted!
Sorry for practising on your thread Sherlylock.


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I'm just about to start a Zolatone Muirwoods, and am really impressed with that finish. Is it me or was the original a touch lighter? Not that this is a criticism in any way, I would be over the moon with that result.

Mart, I will pm you soon, I've got the Muirwoods perhaps we can meet up for your expert eye?


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1990 was light grey, 1991 dark :wink:


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I wouldn't be unhappy with that finish either


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