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Member since May 2013 • Last active Mar 2019
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    Primed...

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    Thanks for the feedback and ideas, my favourite is also the first one, which was my plan really. Not sure about painting the forks, the finishing kit will also be black so they'll look more balanced when it's fully built. I can always paint them at a later date if I change my mind.

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    I'm going to revert to the original plan, from what I see and have read, it's the metal under the chrome that's lacking a good finish, so it'll be hard to improve it. It actually looks ok in the above pics, but in reality it's a long way from the mirror perfection of the chrome on the stays.

    I've been experimenting and have settled on four designs I like - drab olive, grey primer (clear-coated to stop rusting) or a combination of both.
    Hopefully this week I'll get the base primer on and then it'll be decision time...

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    Plastic cutlery is the answer, simply throw away after use.

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    I agree, I'm going to look into polishing chrome and see if I can get it looking decent. I was actually thinking if a two-tone paint job with a vertical join more towards the headtube, but this idea would be really nice.

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    So that went well, just two treatments and I have a bare frame, almost feel like leaving it like this and hanging it on the wall.
    The next stage will be prepping and masking for a primer, working on a few ideas for the final colour/design.

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    No, it ends a couple of inches in front of the seat tube junctions on the top tube and down tube. It's as though they've only dipped the rear half.
    However the finish of the chrome is quite rough on the areas that were painted over, I've read that there's a lot of surface preparation to be done if you want a smooth chrome finish, so perhaps they didn't bother on these hidden areas. I saw exactly the same thing on a Concorde I stripped a few years ago.

    I'll post a pic of the frame when the paint has been completely removed.

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    I understand this viewpoint, and if the paint was something a bit special that's what I'd have probably done, but one reason I bought this was because I wanted a project.

    The stripping is underway, and I'm happy to say that it looks like it's going to be an easy one (yes that's my shower, and yes, I live alone):

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