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Repainting De Rosa

MuckypupMuckypup Posts: 51
edited May 2010 in Workshop
I am the process of building a De Rosa Merak which was given to me by a friend. The rear triangle and forks are carbon fibre and the rest is aluminium. I have stripped it back to bare aluminium ready for painting but am unsure what to do next. I have never painted a frame before and do not want to make a mess of it. Can anyone recommend somewhere near Gatwick that may be able to spray it for me? Or give me some pointers on how to do it myself? Please


  • teamtommyteamtommy Posts: 19
    I'm just waiting for a steel frame to come back from a paintshop. I found that there were a good hald dozen local powder coating companies that were willing to both strip/blast the old paint and powder coat the prepared frame for £45-65.

    My situation is, perhaps, different from yours in that mine is a steel frame, I'm up for cheap/cheerful and I'm in the Bath area. However, powder coating may be worth a Google.

    There is also the possibility that when it comes back it will look horrendous, but hopes are high...
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