Author Topic: respraying tips  (Read 28384 times)

iakobski

Re: respraying tips
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2011, 01:28:19 pm »
That's £65.

That sounds very reasonable indeed to me, considering you're paying someone's wages and that it's more durable than a home spray job.

On the other hand, I would consider buying a whole new frame instead, if the frame is basic.

I paid £10 for blasting and £15 powder coat in black.

The same frame I had previously sprayed myself. Stripped with a welding torch then enamel sprayed with an art airbrush. Primer, several coats of enamel and two coats of clear laquer. Looked pretty good when first done, but nowhere near as strong as the powder coat and weeks of faff. As others have said, would never bother again: powder coat for a cheap job or proper professional frame sprayer for quality.

Re: respraying tips
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2011, 04:04:48 pm »
I am torn between Mario Vaz for enamelling...

Mario Vaz is cheap.  Ask yourself why?

Mario Vaz did what I consider to be a reet naff job for me.   Never again.

Re: respraying tips
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2011, 06:49:24 pm »
I can't remember what it cost to have the Brompton done at Argos because my mind has censored it.  It was only the main frame and stem, too, but flam red isn't the cheapest.

£140 for f+f in flam red!  :o
Plus fitting decals, plus fitting headset cups, plus taking 1mm off top and bottom of head tube to increase the stack height, plus facing the BB - it was not cheap.
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Re: respraying tips
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2011, 06:53:44 pm »
And if that's flam as in fancy shimmery enamel, that's pimpy damn paint too.
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Re: respraying tips
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2011, 08:02:59 pm »
Silver basecoat and red lacquer, what the Americans call candy apple.
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Re: respraying tips
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2011, 07:07:22 pm »
I used to get reasonable results by brushing with Tekaloid coach paint.  As the name implies, it's for doing large areas so the brush marks disappear if properly done.