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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:43 am 
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WOW. That's going to look amazing when it's done.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:48 pm 
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Been busy once again and these efforts are really starting to pay off.

Yesterday I gave the frame and forks a coat of filler primer. This is a primer thats pretty thick and thus fills small scratches and such. I left it 24 hours to dry and then rubbed it back using 600 grade paper.

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I then gave it a coat of standard primer this morning. Its been a perfect day for painting so this afternoon once i was completely happy the primer had dried I rubbed it flat with 800 grade paper and masked up ready for painting the front and rear sections in graphite grey. I've given it the first coat and i'm very exicted by the finish so far, this will be one good looking bike when finished :D

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Painting yourself. Brave! You not concerned by it's durability over powdercoating?

Does look good by the way, not being negative :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:00 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Painting yourself. Brave! You not concerned by it's durability over powdercoating?

Does look good by the way, not being negative :D

I'm a little worried that it might not look quite so pretty in a year or two, but with it having powder coat underneath the frame should be well protected. But i'm fairly handy with the rattle cans and i'm really pleased with the results so far. Can't wait to get the white areas done, then I decal it up :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:02 pm 
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Fair play mate, it does look fantastic so far. You've been busy on your two projects that's for sure!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:22 pm 
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I think this my fave project on here at the moment. Loving the retro-modern mix!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:06 pm 
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Hi Sinnett

I have sent you an email, take a look at the pictures below:

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the picture shows a 160mm disc, even a 140mm disc wont fit into the frame, any ideas what to do?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:22 pm 
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I see the problem, you need to cut away part of the dropout as shown in the picture below. Then reinforce the dropout with new steel. I know it sounds bad chopping the dropout about, but its plenty strong enough

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Hope this help, best of luck with it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:21 pm 
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That graphite looks stunning! great bike


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:10 pm 
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White in the Middle

The middle has had two coats of gloss white, thus I could remove the masking and admire the results (upside down that is :D ).

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Once the paint was dry I flatted the paint back with 800 grade paper, at last it was then ready to decal!


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The 'ripped' effect dividers went on first.

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Really impressed by the 'ripped' decals, the efforts Gil and I put in have really paid off with those.

Next up was the logos and lettering.

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The frame will be now be lacquered. Hope your liking it. I'm blown away by it :shock: really impressed with way its turning out.


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