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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:26 pm 
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Hi me again, if i end up getting a frame as a project to build it up for my first time. I was wondering how much it is to get a frame resprayed and where???


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:37 pm 
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Hi. Take a look at Kirbdugs Kona at this link:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=kirbdug

They're not far from us (at Pinhoe, Exeter!)

I was going to use Jackson or Argos at £100+, but think these guys are about half the price!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:40 pm 
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Powder Coat: Cheaper and much tougher. Less shiney and you might be limited to a few colours if going very budget.

Paint: More expensive and fragile. Gives a better finish and complex fades are possible.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:48 pm 
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Thanks guys so whats a rough price?? How do you have to give the company the frame?? Just take all the bits off, and do they just re coat over the original paint colour?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:52 pm 
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Or Triple S....quality is very very high
http://www.triple-s.co.uk/index.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:19 pm 
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rojo wrote:
Thanks guys so whats a rough price?? How do you have to give the company the frame?? Just take all the bits off, and do they just re coat over the original paint colour?


I had my frame done by powder coating, and it cost me £35 for frame and forks, you need to take everything off including frame bolts, etc and give them just the frame, they should sand blast the frame first and then powder coating the colour of your choice.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:22 pm 
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guybe wrote:
rojo wrote:
Thanks guys so whats a rough price?? How do you have to give the company the frame?? Just take all the bits off, and do they just re coat over the original paint colour?


I had my frame done by powder coating, and it cost me £35 for frame and forks, you need to take everything off including frame bolts, etc and give them just the frame, they should sand blast the frame first and then powder coating the colour of your choice.


Thats not a bad price at all really, i thought it would cost quite a lot. So bare frame with no bits on it and they do the rest.


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rojo wrote:
Thats not a bad price at all really, i thought it would cost quite a lot. So bare frame with no bits on it and they do the rest.


Yep, as you live near Kirbdug, it's worth asking him where did he get his done as I have seen his bike last month and they did a good job on his frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:28 pm 
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guybe wrote:
rojo wrote:
Thats not a bad price at all really, i thought it would cost quite a lot. So bare frame with no bits on it and they do the rest.


Yep, as you live near Kirbdug, it's worth asking him where did he get his done as I have seen his bike last month and they did a good job on his frame.


I looked at his thread and his bike looks amazing


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Powder coat finish can be just as good as wet paint if done right and is much tougher. My FAT has just been powdered and the finish was hand flatted with 1500 paper and polished with compound. It's harder work than wet paint-especially being black, but the result is stunning. I also know my hard work is going to last much longer too so I can still gun it out on the trails!

Si


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