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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Did you here that sound? That was my jaw.. it felt down on the table.

Nice work done here! I really like the paintjob and the rebuild. Following with interest!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:11 pm 
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I've done some work with cans and if you buy one of those little handle gizmo's with the trigger, it's amazing how much more control you have and what a good job you can build up with a few coats.
The main thing after, is to leave the frame somewhere warm, for a week or two, to allow the paint to fully cure (I hang mine over our Aga :P ) The paint on this looks as good as new, well done fella. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:19 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
I've done some work with cans and if you buy one of those little handle gizmo's with the trigger, it's amazing how much more control you have and what a good job you can build up with a few coats.
The main thing after, is to leave the frame somewhere warm, for a week or two, to allow the paint to fully cure (I hang mine over our Aga :P ) The paint on this looks as good as new, well done fella. :mrgreen:

Thanks, I've a frame that I can't justify the cost of a professional respray but being a bit of a perfectionist am in two minds about a can respray if though I can get a good finish and it can be hard wearing enough may consider giving it a go.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:17 pm 
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No idea how hard wearing it will be, not as good as a professional one though.
I have all the original parts, except the seatpost (cut too short). Based on how well the frame came out I think I need to start polishing the origional parts!
I'm riding it next weekend Wold, I can't leave it to dry for too long!


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Thanks, I've a frame that I can't justify the cost of a professional respray but being a bit of a perfectionist am in two minds about a can respray if though I can get a good finish and it can be hard wearing enough may consider giving it a go.


I think it cost me £81 for the paint, £14 for wet & dry (not used a fraction of it though). Decals were extra. The frame was already stripped so I didn't need any paint stripper. The forks were only rubbed down from existing paint and haven't come out as well as the frame.
I used a fan heater to warm the frame up before painting, between coats and when drying. Other wise at this time of year I think it's too cold and the lacquer can go cold, I've been told that it makes the paint dry harder too.
I think it works out better to pay someone to do it!
If you use decent aerosols from a paint shop rather than Halfords you get a much better finish. The paint and lacquer could really be put on a lot thicker to get a decent finish. Halfords lacquer is hard to get right. They sell safe stuff that the public can use, if you use a decent mask and face shield you can get a much better finish with decent paint.

In all honesty, the paint is good but it's Gil's decals that make it.
I finished it at work at 6am (finished at 11pm) 12 hours later it's still marking from touch!

I'll post some pictures of it with the lacquer on when it's dry.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:12 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:11 am 
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Bloody hell, that looks fantastic!
Hoping to do my first frame this year, rattle cans most likely. Done many an alloy wheel, but never a bicycle.
How many coats of colour & clear did you do, and how far did you go flatting back between coats?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Thanks :)
I will write a basic guide later as I've been asked a few times. I'm no expert but hopefully people that are will chip in. I'll put the link in my signature when it's done.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:14 pm 
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To quote Alan Partridge, "that really is first class''

Fantastic work so far!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Thanks for the comments :)

Just wondering if purple will suit this.
What do you think?



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