Mudguards you can paint

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  • Hey Hey,

    Wondering if anyone on here can help... I'm going to respray my frame, and want some mudguards that I can get sprayed at the same time. I hate the way mudguards ruin the aesthetics, but are a necessity (or will be soon) in this country.

    I'm assuming the standard SKS type ones are just too flexible and likely to make the paint flake?

    Would it make a difference if I powder coated instead of painted? (thinking about this for the frame too).

  • I've painted both SKS and aluminium mudguards with gloss paint yes the finish is not as hard as frame paint but it stops them standing out

  • Is the paint ok on the plastic mudguards?

  • surely you'd require a flexible paint more than an inflexible mudguard, something like this
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/store­s/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogI­d_10151_productId_173967_langId_-1_categ­oryId_165495

    or even use a plastic dye http://www.vinyldye.co.uk/

  • I'm leaning more towards getting everything powder coated rather than painted. All the same colour.

  • I have some VO hammered ones that I sprayed. They turned out okay-ish, but that was my fault. I used Hammerite spray on bare metal and didn't realise it needed a special etcher or something first for alloy (it's sold as not needing primer, so I assumed bare metal would be okay).

  • I'm thinking I definitely need metal ones. But They're difficult to find

  • Mate, PM me. I bought a job lot of 5 alloy pairs off ebay. I'll need to check the size (might be 26") but you can have a pair for cheepz.

  • Powder coated some Gilles Berthoud ones at armourtex and they look amazing, about to get another set done. SJS stock them or buy direct from France, shipping is 18 euro.

  • Velorbi, did you get the long or the short ones? I've got them bookmarked, but nobody seems to have the "long" ones in stock.

    Got any pics of the result??

    cheers

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