Hi mate, the only update i have is that the project is on hold, big style!
You see, the paint i applied, the white bit, just didn't harden. So, i was happy to commence with the lacquering process to seal it all in and allow me to A. ride it. B. wash it. Both with no concern over paint and decals.
I started, naively, with 'off the shelf' lacquer. total crap! 6-7 coats later and not much in way of a shine and took 3 or 4 days. Again, all still felt soft and peel-able. I live in south west facing apartment so, kept the frame and fork in the shed with the sun beating on it, well above 20 degrees c for a couple of days, no difference.
In vain, i purchased some better lacquer(2k) to hopefully protect it all. rubbish! I used my blunt and un-manicured nail to peel a postage stamp size section of paint back to the grey powdercoat. boo-bleedin'-hoo
So, it's been for nothing really. It's been done wrong, at my hand anyway, the grey powdercoat is very good and durable.
I could build and ride but too mad with myself to be arsed. It will have to be re-done.
SO, that's new decals, powdercoat. I will not bother to lacquer in future unless under professional control and necessary environment to achieve the right finish.
£65 down the swanny!
It will be a couple of months now before i jump on it again plus, i have other builds to get on with.
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