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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:21 am 
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Rob Atkin wrote:


thanks for the link rob, however i dont think any of your pics are quite close/detailed enough to copy from.

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I can help with the decals as I have an almost mint condition Extreme, PM your email address and tomorrow I will send over some pics and dimensions.


That would be a great help, I'll pm you now

Cheers, sean :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:45 pm 
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the yellow paint finally goes on, (about 4 cans worth in the end :shock: ) will need to get the frame and fork lacquered and i'll upload some better pics soon

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I will take some pics of the decals i just keep forgetting


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Karmann wrote:
I will take some pics of the decals i just keep forgetting


okay, will look forward to it :D... Limited funds though means i'm only going to have the headtube graphic reproduced so the rest wont be needed

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the paintwork has finally been finished :D took 7 cans of paint in the end but i couldnt be happier with the result..... let me know what you think :)

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No comments? will have to do another update then :P


today i looked at the bars and the stem. both have been cleaned, touched up on the scratches and re-lacquered.
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The stem has had a new quil bolt fitted, the rusty (bottle cage bolts?) removed, and the pinch bolt has been cleaned of all it's rust
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looks mint mate

you gonna be bringing it in on tuesday?


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7 cans of paint? looks worth it. how hard is it to get a good rattle can finish?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:51 pm 
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cce wrote:
looks mint mate

you gonna be bringing it in on tuesday?


Not this tuesday, but hopefully soon.... Theres a bike ride on the 16th i think for everyone at the Bristol bike project, would be good to take the haro and call it a test ride but probably wont have it finished by then

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7 cans of paint? looks worth it. how hard is it to get a good rattle can finish?


to be honest i dont think the finish would have been any better if i had it powdercoated, its had a lot of coats but it does look impressive..... after 7 cans worth of paint its easily stronger than the last paintjob that argos did for me and i doubt i would bother with powdercoaters again after this.... the prepwork though was a nightmare, it took forever to get it right

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[quote="SEANSTEPHENS to be honest i dont think the finish would have been any better if i had it powdercoated, its had a lot of coats but it does look impressive..... after 7 cans worth of paint its easily stronger than the last paintjob that argos did for me and i doubt i would bother with powdercoaters again after this.... the prepwork though was a nightmare, it took forever to get it right

Sean[/quote]

hhmmm....cheers for the reply. i have stripped and polished ali frames but not yet had a go at repainting steel. did think of a two tone job on a frame i have but one solid colour is going to be easier.
keep up the good work on that build,looking good so far.


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