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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:28 am 
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DONT GET IT SHOT BLASTED!!!
Its too aggressive.... get it bead blasted or some such. It will give a much more even finish and will be less prone to showing through the final paint/powdercoat

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:31 pm 
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After ringing around I found a place that quoted £35 for blast and paint.

Thanks unkleGsif I did ask them about that, and they told me yes thier normal shot blasting would be too much. But they also told me they have a very fine shot blast booth for delicate stuff like this. Anyway its gone in and should be ready within a week.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:48 pm 
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No worries....

For decals, Gil_M on here is your best bet... I know he has the CinderCone ones on file, so presume he has the Lava Dome too.
Where abouts in P'boro are you? The inlaws are in Bretton

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Definitely has the Lavadome decals on file too :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Hi unkleGsif, im based in Yaxley a south east suburb of the bog horror. Thanks I PM'd gil_m and was asked to email him directly which i've done. I just waiting to hear back with what he can provide. In the meantime the frame and forks have gone to K.D.S in Whittlesey who are a industrial metal finishers. I was told they would fit it in with other jobs as their smallest oven is 14ft.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:59 am 
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Almost forgot a small gem that arrived with this Kona. An original Cateye Mity in mint condition.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:04 am 
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Sister in law and nephews et al live in a newbuild estate in Yaxley!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:19 am 
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Thats most probably the new estate heading in the farcet direction ( about 1/2 mile from my house)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:20 pm 
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The frame and forks are back they look really amazing with a very smooth glossy finish. The quality of the powder coating is very good. The only niggle is the finish around the BB which needs tidying up. it was requested that the cups were left in to protect the BB threads during blast and paint. As the BB was quite badly pitted I elected to leave the original Suntour cups with the frame.

Just waiting for the decals to arrive from Gil and then the rebuild of the Araya RX-7 rims can start.

I must admit I'm very impressed with the finish especially as it only cost £35 to transform a rusty scratched frame into this.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:50 am 
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Decals arrived from Gil today, thanks Gil.


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