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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby damhooligan » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:51 pm

surfin' addiction wrote:
The Womble wrote:Looking forward to seeing it

damhooligan wrote:
The Womble wrote:Looking forward to seeing it


me too :mrgreen:


Jeez guys, no pressure at all.


If it helps, I am willing to share the pressure-load. :wink:
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:08 pm

Hi guys,

Thought I'd better give a bit of an unpdate on happenings and also bump up my posts so I can add some pictures. The frame is stripped of all it's paint which revealed a few dings and nicks in the steel underneath. It'll be going to visit Damhooligan soon for a spray job in a nice lime green with matt finish. I also swapped the original 27" flat crown forks for some slightly shorter ones with a slopping crown that will allow for a shorter reach caliper. My STARScircle rims arrived the other day and it is true when they say you get what you pay for. They'll do for now until I can afford some nicer Deep Vee's. I'll run some Schwalbe folding rubber over the top of those in green. I have some white Tec9 46T, 170mm cranks in the mail now and also a polished alloy quill stem to go with my chrome bullhorns. The last decision I have pending at the moment is whether I run a white Dia Compe or a nice polished aluminum Tektro caliper on the front and then what lever to run with it. Other than that I think everything is covered. A normal sorta seat post and most likely a Velo urban leather look white saddle. Oh, and I have a pair of Velo pedals and chrome cages and white leather double straps on the way. It all looks good in my head, we'll see once it's assembled.

Am I missing anything?
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby .isaac. » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:47 am

Does anyone have a really cheap way to paint an old bike up that you could do yourself?
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby damhooligan » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:44 am

EvilGenius wrote:Does anyone have a really cheap way to paint an old bike up that you could do yourself?


Buy a spraycan, don't bother sanding the bike or masking up anything.
then just spray the content of the can onto the bike.
total costs about 10 dollars.

That would be the cheapest way to paint your bike.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby .isaac. » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:36 pm

Thank you!
It looks like I'll be heading down to my local hardware shop soon!
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby Stovepipe » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:54 am

Ok for those of us that want a better than DIY job but cant afford a fancy one, anyone know of powder coaters (pref inner north) thatll do a blast and coat for <$100? I've heard bell st might, any where else?
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:02 pm

The only places I know of are out in the eastern suburbs. I think if you read between the lines in this topic, most people have suggested a good spray job over a cheap job or powder coating. But there are definately places out there. There is a place called A Class Powder Coaters in Moorabin if you want to travel.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby europa » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:31 pm

surfin' addiction wrote:The only places I know of are out in the eastern suburbs. I think if you read between the lines in this topic, most people have suggested a good spray job over a cheap job or powder coating. But there are definately places out there. There is a place called A Class Powder Coaters in Moorabin if you want to travel.


Always find a way of doing the best job you can (not the cheapest) ... but ALWAYS be comfortable with your decision. Not every bike is perfection. There will always be someone who thinks you could have done it 'better'. Just ensure that their 'better' is your 'different'. The only thing that matters is how YOU feel when riding her and how proud YOU feel looking at her outside the coffee shop. No-one else's opinion matters ... apart from SWMBO ... maybe.

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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby jacksparrow » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:41 pm

"A Class" can be good but I think you may have to get em on a good day, or prep your frame nicely yourself.

Try "ARVEX" in Huntingdale. I've heard good things.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:04 pm

Just got word that my frame is finished being painted. So now I should have enough posts that once it arrives I'll be able to bang off some photos to put up here.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby damhooligan » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:19 pm

surfin' addiction wrote:Just got word that my frame is finished being painted. So now I should have enough posts that once it arrives I'll be able to bang off some photos to put up here.


Yep.
I can confirm that it is painted. 8)
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:03 am

DH - But you signed a NDA so you can't post pictures. Look forward to seeing it.

G'day Richard, nice to see you here :)
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby damhooligan » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:19 pm

AUbicycles wrote:DH - But you signed a NDA so you can't post pictures. Look forward to seeing it.


I signed a what?? , i did not sign anything.
I can put pictures up, but choose not to , I let surfers paradise do the hounors.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby yehuwdiy » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:40 pm

Where are the pics already? I've been following this thread and waiting and waiting, damn you all! :mrgreen:
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby damhooligan » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:59 pm

yehuwdiy wrote:Where are the pics already? I've been following this thread and waiting and waiting, damn you all! :mrgreen:


wel josh has picked up the frame earlier today.
So won't take to long i suppose...
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:23 pm

Hurry hurry - pics.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby Parker » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:34 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Hurry hurry - pics.

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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:40 pm

damhooligan wrote:
AUbicycles wrote:DH - But you signed a NDA so you can't post pictures. Look forward to seeing it.


I signed a what?? , i did not sign anything.
I can put pictures up, but choose not to , I let surfers paradise do the hounors.


Surfers Paradise, ha. Thanks man.

So here's the photos I have so far from start to finish. I am a bit disappointed with the photos of the frame as they really don't do the colour justice. I might have to get some outside during the day. Thanks to DH for the spray job. I'm really pleased with the colour, the finish and the look overall. I just have to wait on a few more parts now and I'll be spinning.

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So this is how it was when I 'obtained' it from the tip.

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It's stamped on the bottom 'Wool Worths Aust'. Can anyone shed any light on that?

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Just thought I'd sit everything together and see how it looked.

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I think this photo is maybe a little more true to the colour.

So there you go. Let me know what you think. There will be more photos as I put it together.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby yehuwdiy » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:02 pm

Looks like a very clean job, can't wait to see it all put together :)

I have seen a few unicolour frames now (i.e. lugs and tubes same colour) and think they look smashing with some hand-painted pinstriping around the lugs. You thinking of going down this route?

Gratz on bringing a bike back to life. Nothing quiet like that first ride when you realise you have jsut saved something from the scrapheap and made it a fuctional tool once more.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby drubie » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:09 pm

I can shed light on the origins of the frame.

"Road King" was the Big W house brand bike. Shimano components, steel bars, headset, seatpost, wheels and the heaviest bicycle rack ever made, all shown in it's glory in the "before" shot above. Made out of hi-tensile steel. K-mart sold a very similar bike called "Road Master".

I had one when I was a teenager. It was... tough. Looks nice powder coated!
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:29 pm

yehuwdiy wrote:I have seen a few unicolour frames now (i.e. lugs and tubes same colour) and think they look smashing with some hand-painted pinstriping around the lugs. You thinking of going down this route?


Nah, just the single colour. I am more about plain and simple. I have however seen some frames done up as you described and they do look good, but not for me. Maybe later on I may do another build and get a bit more 'wild'.

drubie wrote:I can shed light on the origins of the frame.

"Road King" was the Big W house brand bike. Shimano components, steel bars, headset, seatpost, wheels and the heaviest bicycle rack ever made, all shown in it's glory in the "before" shot above. Made out of hi-tensile steel. K-mart sold a very similar bike called "Road Master".

I had one when I was a teenager. It was... tough. Looks nice powder coated!


Thanks for the history lesson Drubie, I'll have to keep that in the back of my mind for when people ask me for 'it's story'. Better not let DH hear you say powder coated either. He might get a bit upset.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby damhooligan » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:53 pm

surfin' addiction wrote:. Better not let DH hear you say powder coated either. He might get a bit upset.


ignorance is bliss , i wil just pretend i didn't hear or read that... :?
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby drubie » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:56 pm

damhooligan wrote:
surfin' addiction wrote:. Better not let DH hear you say powder coated either. He might get a bit upset.


ignorance is bliss , i wil just pretend i didn't hear or read that... :?


I'm the ignorant one - I didn't read the thread, just skimmed the pictures, saw the question about the good ol' Road King.

didn't realise it was one of yours damhooligan - all the more reason for me to finish boxing up my bike and sending it to you. It looks far nicer than when it came out of the factory.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby damhooligan » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:59 pm

drubie wrote:
damhooligan wrote:
surfin' addiction wrote:. Better not let DH hear you say powder coated either. He might get a bit upset.


ignorance is bliss , i wil just pretend i didn't hear or read that... :?


I'm the ignorant one - I didn't read the thread, just skimmed the pictures, saw the question about the good ol' Road King.

didn't realise it was one of yours damhooligan - all the more reason for me to finish boxing up my bike and sending it to you. It looks far nicer than when it came out of the factory.


haha, that's fine, just post me your frame and we wil call it even. :twisted:
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:02 am

Cool combo with accessories - tires and assume bar tap and maybe seat - providing a nice colour accent.
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