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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:18 pm 
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Hey guys
I posted a piccy of my p7 when i built her in 94 i have her back from my brother and stripped it down today pretty much all the parts where nackered except the xt thumbies and chainset but i have a load of new spares in garage when needed.
What i need to know from those of you that have built em back up is the frame ok looking to you there seems to be no rust so far in side the head or seat tube and the piccy ofthe seat stay is the only real bit of surface rust on it. If i run my nail over it i cant feel anything so it looks more like a rust stain, should i powder coat it or paint it , i was thinking leaf green with black decals :D .
Pls give me any of your opinions thnx.

Mark


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:47 pm 
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This should be an interesting build, You have a good start already Frame and Thumbies 8)

I am no expert with rust unfortunatly,but have a look at my just finished http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47170 if you havn't already, Just had this one painted by Argos, I was going to get it powder coated but was advised that the finish is never 100% or shiney or gleaming as enamal paint. The Argos route is pricey but the result is better than new.

Its a shame the Orange has got to this state as I have always loved that shade of purple on Orange bikes.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:01 pm 
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Nice pink kona m8
Its a great colour, i will put some jenolite acid on it tomm and wire wool that will remove the black stain.
I have the wheels and the original xt parallex hubs and the 7 speed block is fine with no worn teeth i will need a new short cage rear mech though and have a shiny new deore chainset in garage and a set of xt v brakes which i was gonna use instead of cantis. this is what it originally looked like.
Im not too keen on spending a £100 on paint the powder coat seems more to my price range.
Mark


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:46 pm 
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Well took chainset and botom bracket off today and the internals look fine an dandy cant see any rust, need to find a powder coater in wigan or i may try that one at preston wheelcare i think its called.
I put jenolite acid on the black spots on seat stay and it remove most of it.
any reccomendatoins f or powder coater in or around wigan or preston area?.
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Hi there
Full stripped now and no sign of rust inside tubes in fact there is still purple overspray in them, any of the surface rust has been sanded of and treated with jenolite now pretty much clean and ready for powdercoating in leaf green.
How many have used this place in preston http://www.wheelrepair.co.uk/
ive seen one piccy of a frame they have done in yellow green i think it was and it was a good finish, i have loaded a few more piccys the brown stuff in the seat tube was a mix of grease and copperslip as this was a shimmed seatpost i didnt like the idea of 1 short shim so i put 2 in.
ta
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Seat tube and serial no.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:02 pm 
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Am I too late?
*Don't* paint it green! It'd be like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa. That bike has to remain purple!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:14 pm 
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i-am-iron-man wrote:
Am I too late?
*Don't* paint it green! It'd be like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa. That bike has to remain purple!


I'll second that :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:28 pm 
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in for sale section, i was made redundent jus before xmas so i havnt the time or heart or cash to restore it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:28 pm 
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Mark65 wrote:
any reccomendatoins f or powder coater in or around wigan or preston area?.
Ta
Mark


Am am not far from you and ended up biting the bullet and sent mine to Windridge in Kent.

I should have it back soon so if you keep an eye on my thread I will report everything (hopefully good :D ) there ...

WD :D


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