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Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby semtex » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:16 pm

What do u guys prefer keep the vintage look of the bike including scratches ets

or restore with a new coat of paint.

I am thinking of keeping vintage and save some money $$$ :p


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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby hartleymartin » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:42 pm

The chips and dents are what are called "Beausage" - Beauty through useage.

If it is something truly vintage and rare, I would chase you with a big stick away from it. If it's something common and not in very good nick anyway, I'll be there with a colour chart, suggesting possible paint schemes.
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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby semtex » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:59 pm

Ok mate u have just made my decision easier....

Its nothing special its a Robs Special Hallmark

http://www.ozbmx.com.au/index.php?showt ... ntry138069

Let me know what I should do, as I can get newe decals for it but something keeps telling me no keep it as is.


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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby hartleymartin » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:10 pm

Take a closer look at it. I cannot tell from the pictures, bit it might be just an inexpensive entry-level type frame that was stickered in the shop, or it might be a custom-build. I've read elsewhere that Rob Specials were hand-built in-shop up to a certain stage, and that later on they just bought frames and put their stickers on.

Steel rims - toss those, look around for an Alloy set. Steel is real, everywhere except the braking-when-wet category.
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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby semtex » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:19 pm

Yeah it was re stickered at the shop but I still dont feel like painting.

Getting new wheels for it and am making it into a single speed.

We shall see how we go.



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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby kukamunga » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:05 pm

It aint a custom hand built frame by the looks, but a shop-stickered, mass produced Japan or Chaiwan cheapy. Paint it up and decorate it.....
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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby semtex » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:41 pm

Not a cheapy Japan not Taiwan. Ok may paint now.

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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby .isaac. » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:30 pm

What about a repco victory 80's model? Keep or remove the paint and paint over it?
EDIT: Also the frame has no scratches or chips. Completley clean.
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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby brauluver » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:32 pm

EvilGenius wrote:What about a repco victory 80's model? Keep or remove the paint and paint over it?
EDIT: Also the frame has no scratches or chips. Completley clean.


Which colour on this page is it?

http://www.google.com.au/images?hl=en&b ... =&gs_rfai=

I vote keep it as it's retro cool.Great frame BTW :wink:
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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby europa » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:27 pm

Another old thread resurrected :shock:

We're not picking on you Evil, I can only applaud enthusiasm :D

Paint or retain?
My Europa is a classic example. If I wanted a flawless paint job, I'd take her straight down to the sand blasters. However, the chips and scratches and rust and breakouts in the paint are all part of her appeal, they speak of her age and experience. Are they disfiguring? They come close and maybe I'm not far off having to put her into the shop for a restore and refurbish.

It's something that can only be decided on a bike by bike, situation by situation basis. Any other rational person would have my Europa booked into the sandblasters in an instant. i won't because I bought her new and she's still as I bought her ... along with with the ravages of age. She's MY Europa and I don't really give a flying furball if that doesn't gell with you. That's rather a hard line but when you've spent a quarter of a century with a bike, I think that's fair enough 8)

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Re: Painting frames or keep vintage?

Postby .isaac. » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:00 am

brauluver wrote:
EvilGenius wrote:What about a repco victory 80's model? Keep or remove the paint and paint over it?
EDIT: Also the frame has no scratches or chips. Completley clean.


Which colour on this page is it?

http://www.google.com.au/images?hl=en&b ... =&gs_rfai=

I vote keep it as it's retro cool.Great frame BTW :wink:


I couldn't find the color its in but I will keep doing some searches and hopefully find it.
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