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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Nice bike, I have read your thread before, I did like the way you've done it, quite subtle. :D


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Anyone used Argos in Bristol for resprays? they any good?


Used them many time, and always made up with the results, but go and visit them. . . . its worth it just to look around and the frames Gary and Mark get in from all over Britain are wide rangeing and diverse to say the least,

both my Oranges in my gallery have been to Argos,

Paints Not a cheap option. . . but worth it's never the less


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:04 pm 
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Why not white? I was going to do Blue Highlights such as the headset/bolts etc. I thought white with blue would work quite well.


No reason - I was tempted to do the same ;) But I would say that getting it resprayed opens up quite a lot of potential so maybe worth considering something a little different/unique?

White with blue highlight will be quite striking - I'm going for Orange with blue high light!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:48 pm 
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well i saw this and I liked the combo of colours

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=223663

Plus i saw someones kona done in white, and it looked very crisp!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:39 pm 
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lol - i came close to buying that - lovely looking thing and great geometry!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:56 pm 
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A little progress...

had the wet n dry out and then some Autosol....
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Things have scrubbed up well! :D :D

Was wondering about having the spider re-anodised blue, Has anyone had parts re-anodised before? Does it work?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:46 pm 
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I have to do something similar. What grit did you use? Am doing a trial on a seatpost and currently up to 1200.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Cranks look amazing!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:47 pm 
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I used 240 grit to get through the anodising, then 400grit wet n dry, then 800 then 1200 and finally 2500 grit wet n dry. Then cleaned off, then just autosol on a rag and we ended up with the above, and arms like Popeye :wink:

Actually I was surprised how quickly they came up looking so good, about 2 hours a crank. (by hand)

The canti's were pretty reasonable to start with so just lightly over with the 2500 grit and autosol again.


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Cranks look amazing!


Thanks :D

The only thing is it does soften the edges slightly, but I actually think they look better without the really hard machined edges. I'm sure others would disagree, but I'm very pleased with them.


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