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
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??
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