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  • I wish people would stop powder coating nice frames.
    Ideally, wet paint it.

    Powder coating is too thick. You loose all definition around the stay junctions and lugs. Looks like your frame is covered in goo.

    gag

  • ^ I agree with that...

  • Lovely frame, you'll grow to hate those tyres tho'... ;]
    Cheers, i'll look forward to them disappointing me, ha

    Nice and tight! i like it, will you be taking it to armoutex?
    thanks matey, it will probably be going to armoutex

  • If the lugs a plain who gives a crap though!? Fancy lugs fair enough.

  • Shut up, Ved...

  • I wish people would stop powder coating nice frames.
    Ideally, wet paint it.

    Powder coating is too thick. You loose all definition around the stay junctions and lugs. Looks like your frame is covered in goo.

    gag

    thanks for the advice, powder coating does make frames look kinda puffy.
    i will have a long hard think about what you said

  • the reason for many people going to armoutex and getting a powdercoat is its cheap, and bloody durable. Sure you could go to mario vaz but the paint basically falls off his frames, his metalics are pretty good though. I imagine a "proper paintjob" from argos or mercian would cost lots of £££

    basically i agree that wet paint looks better, but it would probably cost alot more to get the job done properly.

  • My local painter (Stove enamel type) charges £80 I think.
    Talk to some London-based frame makers and see if they'll give you their painter's number.

  • That's for frame and forks...

  • ^ plan

  • My local painter (Stove enamel type) charges £80 I think.
    Talk to some London-based frame makers and see if they'll give you their painter's number.

    sounds good.

  • Jammy - where's 'local'? I am no fan of powder coated, lugged frames - but equally it's not worth the money to get an ok frame restored, paying in excess of £150.

    So... who's your guy?

  • C and G finishes, Smithdown Road, Liverpool.

    I found him through Steve Goff, who made my frame...

  • ta.
    Sadly a little out of the way for me.

  • I thought as much, but it's the principal. I guarantee you custom builders in London won't be paying £150 for frame re-sprays, you just need a little inside knowledge.

    Could also try car re-sprayers, they normally know what they're doing and would love a little cash in hand project on the side. Just do all the masking up yourself

  • You're all talking bollocks.

    Plain lug = powdercoat OK.

  • nice edit:)

  • ^ Shit bike... ;]

  • You're all talking bollocks.

    Plain lug = powdercoat OK.

    +1

    You can tell the difference, but the difference just isn't big enough to justify the time, £s and durability if the frame under £200 IMO.

    Cheap colours for the masses FTW.

  • Ok, but what about in the case of this bike of mine?

    Those stars are stamped out of the lugs, and the lugs are filed really nicely. Gash paintjob and the nastiest red paint splodged into the stars. I might consider this a candidate for an Argos job BUT the frame was £40 - spending a ton or more (probably a fair bit more) just makes it a waste of time. For £200 i bought a restored Chesini frame with a lovely paint job

    What to do?

  • Jammy about C&G, is that for stove enamel, not powder coat, just to clarify?

    They have quoted me £128 for a two colour respray, I think that included decals too.

    My local painter (Stove enamel type) charges £80 I think.
    Talk to some London-based frame makers and see if they'll give you their painter's number.

  • Hi Fox

    I was in C&G yesterday and mentioned your Orrell, theres a picture in the office, looks like the late 1990's early 2000's of five or six orrels (road bikes) in the exact same colour scheme as yours, think they must have been team bikes the mains sponsor was Granada television which I thought was pretty cool :)

  • Kam, if your bike cost £40, do you even want to get it painted?! I think you just answered your own question fella, + everyone loves a beater. Nice Chesini btw.

  • hmmm, well the price doesn't reflect the quality. This was my first build a few years back and still does duties either as a 7speed or fixed. But it's columbus SL, 1978 Viner - so I always think I should give it a bit more respect ;-)

  • It's not just that powdercoay are cheap and durable but moreof the fact that normal wet paint are less durable nowadays due to Health and safety, before it was almost as durable as powdercoat.

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