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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:15 pm 
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Picked this up from the scrap man for the princely sum of five pounds so thought I’d invest (£4.98) in some paint and show you all how it’s not done.

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I watched a few YouTube videos and looked at a few examples on here and decided a combination spray and brush is the way to go. Longun has made a great job of a few of these and Peachy seem quite adept with a gun so with this in mind I have nothing to lose.

Preparation was thoroughly undertaken for about five minutes.

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First thought was outside. Blowing a gale today so rethink. Dug out my trusty ex longbow comp hidey tent thing. Erected inside shed. Heater on. Windows all closed. Get inside. Spray forks. Get out. Pass out. Wake up. Leave zip open. Spray frame. Enjoy a pleasant light-headed 20 minutes admiring my work before realising everything in the shed now has a thin film of paint over it. Tools, bikes, boxes frames, lights etc. Ah well. It’s a start.

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A bad workman................ the chair looks good. I was sold at £1.99

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The next coat, after I’ve finished this dear friends, will be in the hide in the yard. Hopefully it’s warm enough. 30 mins drying time so the adhd tendency is being satisfied with my typing.

I went out there to make a wall mounted box for the house electrics. Enough said.

More anon.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:40 pm 
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Crazy fool.... hope you were wearing more than a Covid face mask!

Winter spraying tips.... get your paint warm, get the frame warm. Set your hanging thingy up out side on a sunny ish day, low/no wind a must...

Run outside with your warm frame and can, spray it... bring it all back inside and hung over your plug-in oil rad as quickly as practicable.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:42 pm 
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Mask?

The Dream Workshop is on the left. I took this as a sign.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:59 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Mask?


:facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:30 pm 
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Top Tip.

Rain makes a mess of your paintwork.

So you have to run very fast back into the shed.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Does it come off?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:34 pm 
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But we got there in the end. A couple of mishaps and special sections missed out such as the underside of the chain stays. :facepalm:

Top Tip.

Don’t sit next to the freshly painted frame cleaning your wheels/cassette with gt85 and a wire brush. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:36 pm 
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Talking of tips.... that bench... D-


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:36 pm 
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Like the yellow... reminds me of an animal... can’t think which one..


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that 2nd picture pointed to workshop failure. I cant see a massive hammer. Doesn't seem like the Fred Dibnah approach to workshop repairs


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