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Bike respray

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited October 2007 in Workshop
Hi I would like to respray my bike but am slightly concerned about a. doing it correctly and b. any damage it may cause, so:

Does anyone know of places that do resprays for bikes? and is it ok to simply spray it yourself with any type of spray paint? The bike frame is steel.

Thanks.
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  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    There are loads of places that do professional re-sprays.................but it ain't cheap - allow c. £100 for a steel frame in a single colour.

    Got a frame done by Argos last year - made a lovely job of it, but borderline whether a bog-standard Reynolds 531 is worth the expense.

    http://www.argoscycles.com/
    http://www.daveyatescycles.co.uk/

    Of course, you can diy but I'm not capable enough with a spray gun to make a decent or lasting job. As with any painting, preparation is the key - most re-sprayers will shot-blast the frame to strip off all the old paint before re-priming and finishing. Some light steel frames use very thin tubes that can be damaged by shot-blasting so take care if you get this part of the process done by a local shot-blasting company.
  • Just had my Peason done by Bob Jacksons up in Leeds - absolutely stunning and worth the cash! (especially because it IS 531)
    aztecboy
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    I would reccomend Argos too, however you could go for a cheaper and more durable, if less attractive, powder coat job.
  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    I'll second Bob Jackson
    http://www.ripon-loiterers.org.uk/

    Fail to prepare, prepare to fail
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  • MassimoMassimo Posts: 318
    Last time I posted this I got some grief about recommending a company in the states, yes I know there are companies over here that do first rate work but Spectrum Powder Works in Colorado, www.spectrumpowderworks.com are in a different league.

    If you've got the funds to take care of shipping etc and you think your frame's worth the trouble/expense then go for it... :wink:
    Crash 'n Burn, Peel 'n Chew
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