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Paint or not paint?

BojangleBojangle Posts: 63
edited March 2017 in MTB general
I've got a trek remedy that i love but bored with the paint scheme and don't want to buy a new bike just yet. The problem i have is that if i do a paint job on it, the lifetime warranty on the frame will be void, I have contacted Trek and they have confirmed this. I was thinking of liquid wrapping it but still need to prime it which would have evidence if anything went wrong with the frame. Vinyl wrapping would be very hard on a bike frame so that's out. So what is your opinion?

Risk it and repaint the frame and hope it never cracks!

Accept i'll have to buy a second hand frame if mine broke.

Leave it with peace of mind.

Anyone know of a trek remedy ever breaking?

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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    How can you be bored of the paintwork ? It's not like you can see it whilst you're riding ?

    If you're really that bored have it painted and accept the consequences should it happen.
  • BojangleBojangle Posts: 63
    cougie wrote:
    How can you be bored of the paintwork ? It's not like you can see it whilst you're riding ?
    .

    You can't see your hair when you're walking down the road but still get it cut every so often and style it each day!! :wink:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Just use your nail polish on it, then it will match.

    Who the hell styles their hair? Wash, brush, man job done.
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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    cooldad wrote:
    Just use your nail polish on it, then it will match.

    Who the hell styles their hair? Wash, brush, man job done.

    We all know you're a man who styles his pubes, so don't give us that!
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    cooldad wrote:
    Just use your nail polish on it, then it will match.

    Who the hell styles their hair? Wash, brush, man job done.

    We all know you're a man who styles his pubes, so don't give us that!

    True. About time to bleach the roots as well.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • If you are really serious, the best option would be to strip the bike down and get it properly powder-coated and finished. If you live near in a suburban area, you will find a place that does it.
    There was an article on here a few years ago:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/w ... ame-31325/
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Powdercoating ? Isn't it carbon ?
  • BojangleBojangle Posts: 63
    OK you all seem to be missing the point of the question, Let me re-phrase it.....Has anyone heard of a Alloy frame Trek remedy breaking?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I don't do smileys.

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