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potentpotent Posts: 40
edited May 2010 in MTB general
Hi there, I'm looking to give my Gary Fisher Sugar a fresh paint job and wondered whether anyone knew of reputable companies who are based in Berkshire and who don't charge the earth to rejuvenate my baby!

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks
Byron

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  • Do Argos in Bristol still offer a reasonably priced re-spray service?
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  • mferebornmfereborn Posts: 480
    Powdercoating would be the most durable finish; if i may suggest that :wink:

    Assuming its metal anyway!
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  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    Personally I'd post it to Triple S. There's no shortage of good powdercoaters but you need to know you're dealing with one- otherwise there's a decent chance you'll end up posting on here asking how to get powdercoat out of a BB shell ;)

    Argos do beautiful work, but I'd go with powdercoat myself, it's very durable and deals with impacts better in my experience.
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  • ads4ads4 Posts: 698
    Bit harsh gents, considering the OP was asking for comments on reputable companies rather than anything that Google can throw up!
    It is much better to ask on here for recommendations and experiences rather than just googling...
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  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    Ads4 wrote:
    Bit harsh gents, considering the OP was asking for comments on reputable companies rather than anything that Google can throw up!
    It is much better to ask on here for recommendations and experiences rather than just googling...

    I wasn't being harse at all.... ;):cry:

    I always google things and sling some phonecalls around after......
  • nwmlargenwmlarge Posts: 778
    Northwind wrote:
    Personally I'd post it to Triple S. There's no shortage of good powdercoaters but you need to know you're dealing with one- otherwise there's a decent chance you'll end up posting on here asking how to get powdercoat out of a BB shell ;)

    Argos do beautiful work, but I'd go with powdercoat myself, it's very durable and deals with impacts better in my experience.

    when i got my mates done i left an old bb in the shell
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I'd send it off to argos, we use them at the lbs for everything, the jobs are excellent but if you want something tougher forgo the local powdercoaters, they can be great, but you need to know their work, and get argos to use the 2 part epoxy paints.

    Seriously hard wearing.
  • yoohoo999yoohoo999 Posts: 940
    Northwind wrote:
    Personally I'd post it to Triple S. There's no shortage of good powdercoaters but you need to know you're dealing with one- otherwise there's a decent chance you'll end up posting on here asking how to get powdercoat out of a BB shell ;)

    Argos do beautiful work, but I'd go with powdercoat myself, it's very durable and deals with impacts better in my experience.

    Do you mean Triple S in West Yorkshire?

    If so, that's very weird!

    I was looking to powdercoat my Spesh last year and just picked the first one I like the look of near where I live - which was Triple S.

    I emailed Specialized to see whether they would honour my warranty if I had it sprayed by them, to which they said they would and that the company looked like it produced some good stuff!

    I thought they were just a local run of the mill powdercoaters, i'll defo use them next time i need a bike done if they have a good reputation elsewhere
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    Yup, that's the one. They've got a great history for motorbike and show car work, which is how I know them, but they know pushbikes as well.
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  • cat_with_no_tailcat_with_no_tail Posts: 12,981
    DAMMIT!!!!

    Now I've seen this thread I quite like the idea of getting my 456 re-done in black with orange decals.
  • Richie63Richie63 Posts: 2,132
    I'll bring it offshore for you sand blast it then get it sprayed for you Yellow :)
    I'm going to blow the bank on a new build ( within reason ) NOW DONE!!
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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Cheers for this guys, i'm thinking of having a frame powdercoated and i think i'll have to give triple s a call!
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