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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:09 pm 
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I've bought a 1999 steel sunn frame. It's a white one with a big blue sticker on the top tube. Not sure what model it is. But I want to get it repainted. Saw someone had powder coated a Proflex on here and also a Clockwork orange he'd had done for £30. What do I need to do to the frame before I get one of these people to paint it. Also any suggestions for colours?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:14 am 
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argh, a sunn in orange... :cry:

www.sunnproteam.com 8)


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was considering painting it a nice french blue like Cannondale used to do.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:04 pm 
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a sunn 99, must be like that !! 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:05 pm 
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Hi mate.

I'm the one with the Proflex and the Clockwork. :wink:

Find a local powder coater and give them a ring. First question should be, have they done bike frames before, if yes they'll know what's involved (hopefully). Then ask if they will strip the frame and re coat, or if they'll need you to strip it.

Basically, if it needs stripping before it goes, use a chemical stripper to get all the old paint off, and give it a rub down Worth medium wire wool and soapy water. That will wash off all the paint stripper and smooth the surface in one go.
Then mask all the threads for bottle cages etc., BB and head tube. (don't forget the rear mech hanger threads) :wink:

Smaller threads can be masked with a tight roll of thin card. Larger ones can be done the same, but put a roll of card in the hole and then pack it with newspaper or similar.

Cost for stripping and re coating should be around £30-£40.

Hope that helps.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:09 pm 
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There is a specialist powder coater whose site explains what they do, shows a pallet of colours and obviously has experience doing bikes. I'm sure its for just a little more money.


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