I recently acquired a Nobilette frame and fork that had been tweaked in an on the back of car incident for a too good to pass up price. When I bought it I was pretty sure I would have to replace the bottom tube due to a crooked bb and bend at bottom tube in front of the bb. Well, a couple hours of quality time with my frame table and a frame block and the frame is miraculously in rider shape and true! There is a slight bow in the tube still, but not really visible without a straight edge.
So, since it straightened so nicely I decided to paint it. A 5 footer paint job, but it looks damn good from 5 feet so
Anyway, I had the frame blasted (don't do this, I won't again! surface came out pretty rough. Next time I will stick to chemicals). Black self etch primer followed by a silver metallic with a gold fade from the front and top of fork crown and finished off with house of Kolor Candy Apple Red and clear and I think it came out pretty well. All done with spray cans btw.
The replacement 531c decals are on the way