paint spray gun and lacquer advice: new daylight pics page 2

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Tinea Pedis
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by Tinea Pedis

I'm looking, but don't let the crew on RBR see what you've done to a US Postal Trek.

A lot of them are of the opinion that frame will be one day considered a classic :unbelievable:

I wish I was kidding :unbelievable:

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by dcj9

Hi Tinea Pedis
completely off topic but thats a beautiful Baum I notice on your signature :beerchug:

i just put my name down for a Pegoretti and will use more or less the same build kit with campag and 3T.

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...finishing on the thread i started before christmas, i didn't lacquer this at home in the end :shock: i copped out.
clearly the advice was don't try to lacquer in cold temperatures, and the UK has been just too cold to do the final work in my garage.
so i sent it away to professionals before christmas.
i am very happy with the care they took on applying the transfers and clearcoat.

as a brief summary, the project started out with this
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sanded down at home
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until it looked like this
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used basic rattle-can aerosols to spray the alloy cable stops and rear fork ends black, with a primer base + the alloy fork crown
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then sent it away to be gloss lacquered. here is the result.
new life for a ten year old trek carbon 5200: EDIT - original images replaced with daylight pics
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more or less managed to disguise the alloy fork crown...
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actually i am slightly surprised how well this turned out aesthetically.
you may be the final judge on that but, either way i hope you enjoy the pictures.
i will build it up in time for the summer. to the people who commented with advice, all of it was appreciated. the final cost was much less because i did all the prep work.
this is a great forum with specialist knowledge, always.
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by Geoff

That looks really good. Can you post a pic from the side?

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by USofChay

Aesthetically alone, look at the difference in quality at the tube junctions between this and the Scott Addict that got carbolifted.

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by skouri1

Makes me wonder what's under my 2008 supersix (anybody know?)...this frame looks awesome! Great work :thumbup:
The tubes seriously look like a parlee!

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by williamsf1

some bigger photos are due surely!!!

great work!!!!

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by dcj9

at the weekend i will post some better daylight shots, thanks for your comments.
in the meantime, here is an existing one with increased size

edit: i just added larger size pics to the post above for now...

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by dcj9

Can you post a pic from the side?


just replaced the old pics with daylight pics above. using my camcorder and photo editor to take stills. the final images still don't really do it justice - it looks much better in the flesh.

anyway - thats the best i can do for presentation. I know an old trek isn't exactly a typical weightweenies forum 'aspirational' topic, so thanks again for the kind comments and for watching this post.
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Wow!!! :unbelievable: Too good to be true. Well done. :thumbup:

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by teddfox

I just took the paint off of my 5500. Since you have already finished this, can you answer some questions for me?

How did you get the "chain suck" guard off?
Did you sand away every spot there was filler? Or did you paint it with touchup?
How much did the clear coat cost? Did you use a special clear?
Is it not much lighter? I did not see the final weight.
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