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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:24 pm 
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just gets better every time i look rob, how much did you pay for the coating did they blast the frame as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:50 pm 
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£40 to blast the old paint off, mask where necessary, then powder coat metallic grey (lovely little sparkly finish). That included the frame, forks and 2 stems.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Day by day your bike is turning into a thing of beauty.
Forget everything I said about not repainting old bikes !!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:50 pm 
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thats a good price all the places down here want at least seventy pound for frame and forks.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:27 pm 
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So I polished the rear mech.

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And I've put these on too.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:46 am 
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It's finished!

I bust a gut getting it ready for the Lakes ride but that was cancelled. So it's been sitting in the workshop waiting for the snow to melt - I want to get some nice pictures of it when things are looking less grim outside.

BUT here's a couple of detail shots to keep you going.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:36 am 
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teaser, the new paint looks great, that's seems to be awesome !!
well done.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:41 am 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
So I polished the rear mech.

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How did you retain the Deore XT logo on the rear mech? I have some cranks I need to tidy up but want to retain/replace my logos so would b interested in knowing?

Looks Lush BTW :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:02 am 
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Well when I was rubbing it down with some emery cloth I was going to make it all silver but as I started I noticed that as the logo was on a section which angled away from the "ridge" on the parallelogram section the emery cloth didn't touch it at first. All I did was leave that section alone from then, using the angle in that section as a line to sand up to.
It's a lot easier than it looks!
Maybe if you use a power tool to do the sanding/polishing you might find it a bit harder to keep straight along the natural crease in that section but as I did it by hand it was easy.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Ahh I see it now, I thought you'd polished all the way across! I thought it was just the way the light hit it, but it's the original black. very nice effect!


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