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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:23 pm 
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elite504 wrote:
Can vouch for Bob Jackson.
I'm sure there are cheaper, but I don't usually want a cheap job, I want it done properly, with proper masking and not a frame full of sand...



https://www.facebook.com/retrocoatings/?ref=bookmarks


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:33 pm 
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The difference between powder-coating and what a good enamellers like http://www.bobjacksoncycles.co.uk/frame-resprays/ is;
(quote from web-site)
1. All the frames are lightly burnt off and then shot blasted to remove all rust , grease and other road debris, leaving the frame clinically clean for the next stage
2. A two-pack etching prime and rust inhibitor is then applied
3. On top of stage two a one pack anti-chip primer is applied
4. Then the painting starts with a minimum 2-3 coats applied with a stoving in the oven and a rub down between each coat
5. Then next stage is to apply a single coat of lacquer and again the next stove of the frame in the oven
6. The penultimate step is to apply the transfer and lug or box lining if they are required. (If not we go to stage 7)
7. This is the last stage where the whole frame is given a minimum of two more coats of lacquer to seal in the transfers and lining. Once again, the frame is stoved in the oven and rubbed down between each coat.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:48 pm 
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retrocoatings wrote:
elite504 wrote:
Can vouch for Bob Jackson.
I'm sure there are cheaper, but I don't usually want a cheap job, I want it done properly, with proper masking and not a frame full of sand...



https://www.facebook.com/retrocoatings/?ref=bookmarks



Been trying to contact this guy in regard to a couple of frames. I'm not a facebook user, so I'm not having a lot of joy.

Anyone else had experience of this company or am I barking up the wrong tree?

Cheers.
boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Who are you struggling to contact? Bob Jacksons http://www.bobjacksoncycles.co.uk/frame-resprays/
or Retro Coatings? https://www.facebook.com/retrocoatings/?ref=bookmarks


The Donald at Bob Jacksons has always been pretty quick answering e-mails or even the old fasioned thingy...whats it called? the phone thingy! :P :P :P :P :P :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:14 pm 
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PeachyPM wrote:
Who are you struggling to contact? Bob Jacksons http://www.bobjacksoncycles.co.uk/frame-resprays/
or Retro Coatings? https://www.facebook.com/retrocoatings/?ref=bookmarks


The Donald at Bob Jacksons has always been pretty quick answering e-mails or even the old fasioned thingy...whats it called? the phone thingy! :P :P :P :P :P :lol: :lol: :lol:


Thanks for the reply. It's Retro Coatings I was trying to get hold of.... as you say, perhaps the old fashioned way and send my pics 2nd Class!! :lol:
- Was wondering if anyone else on here had used them and what was the quality of work like?
Bob Jacksons looks like the complete service but it's complete overkill for what I'm after really.

I could get my frames redone by hand stripping and painting myself, but I've got 3 to do and it's a real PITA ..... especially when you've got young children and little spare time. Perhaps it's a bit of impatience too. Was hoping that someone like Retro coatings would offer the complete service at a reasonable price.

Oh well. Crack on with one I suppose.... but which one. That is the question?

cheers.
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Talked to the guys at retro coatings yesterday, seem to know their stuff and reasonably / competitive priced.


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RickTheUncivil wrote:
Talked to the guys at retro coatings yesterday, seem to know their stuff and reasonably / competitive priced.


What are you getting done? - The pics on the linky show motorcycle stuff etc... is there any pics of bicycle related stuff?

I take it you got hold of them on the good 'ol phone then? - I was trying to email them with pictures to better explain what i was after. Might just send the one frame and see how it pans out rather than taking the leap with all 3 now. :?

Any more out there that have used this company?

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Looking for my RC200 that's being rebuilt.
if you go to the retro coatings website there's a menu at the top to colours, in there there's normal, non-normal and at the bottom 'special', with a link to their US supplier with loads of examples. It's worth a rummage through there.

ballpark figures for a frame were £50—60 for normal colours and more like £100 for a special, which seems about the going rate really unless you can get mates rates somewhere.

Also talked to the Rourke guys in Stoke, go by the name blue whippet, about a shiny flamboyant wet paint finish which was more expensive, probably less durable but might be a nicer, higher quality finish.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:25 am 
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Toxic Harald in Vancouver, BC (Canada) comes highly recommended (even worked with Paul Brodie back in the early days)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:22 am 
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Since you're in Leics then I can recommend Matt at Total Blast Services

http://totalblastservices.com/

I just got a steel road frame back from him and I'm very happy, especially at the price. I'll try to take some photos over the weekend.

He prefers to stick with RAL colours so that reduces the initial options a little bit, but he'll also mix colours/shades to get a slight variation.

He'll blast the frame first before coating and then apply either a plain or metallic lacquer on top. He's happy to apply decals on top of the lacquer for you, but won't put them under the lacquer in case they get damaged in the oven.

The coating I got looks very good and also looks as though it will last very well. He showed me a few mtb frames of his own while I was there and they looked great!

Cheers,
Gareth.

boy"O"boy wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/retrocoatings/?ref=bookmarks


Been trying to contact this guy in regard to a couple of frames. I'm not a facebook user, so I'm not having a lot of joy.

Anyone else had experience of this company or am I barking up the wrong tree?

Cheers.
boy"O"boy


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