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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:57 pm 
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You should see the head tube and chain stays.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:04 pm 
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That is bloody superb!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:38 am 
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So cool 8)
congrats :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Excellent stuff! What type of paint pen did you use?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:43 am 
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My "hot pink" plan was eventually derailed :( . I got a paint code from DuPont (F2576) after quite a few emails and phone calls but it turns out this hasn’t been matched on the paints they use in Europe (no demand; can’t think why!) and in order to get the exact colour, DuPont would have had to send a colour sample to their facility in Belgium for colour matching for the total sales of 250ml…

I did get a rattle can of the closest available match (Imron® S4631) and sent Brian a sample but his SM800 was stolen the night after the sample arrived and he wasn’t able to get a photo of the two together! He did say they were close though…

I sprayed up some cards with the pink, but against such a vivid background my experiments with the Uni Posca paint pens looked swamped, plus the pink SM800 only came as a 24”/26”, so it wouldn’t have been quite “right”. I struggled to reconcile these two for a few weeks but eventually I decided to go with white as this would give the best background for the intended graphics, it is right for an SM800 i.e. 2x26” and as a nod to the hot pink I plan to paint the stem this colour (it will look hideous!) :lol:. I also enrolled (press ganged) my brother into drawing the graphics as he’s storyboard artist at Aardman Animation and he drew them free hand in 5 hours.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:11 am 
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Here we go... What do you think?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:23 am 
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Who did that ??? It's bloody awesome !!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:40 am 
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Decided against the pink stem then mate! Looks just stunning 8)

Do you have most of the parts for the rebuild yet?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:34 am 
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Where is the emoticon for 'pushing the envelope of cool'?

I showed it to the other half and she said "I want it. How much is it?" :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:02 pm 
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That. Is very sweet

Love it


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