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    Got any nice paint jobs ?

    Hi all, I am in the process of fixing up an old 1980 raleigh sun solo from gazelle. They guy I both it off gave it a horribly messy paint job and it looks rather nasty. I plan on stripping down the entire frame, bringing it back to bare metal and going from there.

    I have a nice set of wheels coming in the post hopefully Tuesday ! Can't wait
    Anyways I was thinking of doin it the nice red colour the 76 Raleigh team pro came in I think it was red, well that old kind of racing red colour. I wasn't sure what the code was if anyone woul it would be great. Also if anyone has any nice colour sceam ideas that they think would be nice I'd really appropriate it. I want to try and make it look like a vintage track bike simple yet interesting to look at. The bike is already single speed also just to put that in there. I am also planning on putting a nice set of what look to be columbus oval tapered chrome forks (the seller dosnt know the type). They look super nice tho.

    So if anyone has any ideas that they think would be nice it would really help, I plan on posting pics o the build as I go through it.

    also feel free to post any pictures for your own spray jobs or any you think are nice, any inspiration is very welcomed thanks again !
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    None nicer than this multi colored motif. Not home sprayed, but no masking required

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    I'll post pics when mine is done
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    They're both quite nice, love that purple ! Once spray a Austin mini that deep purple colour looked so nice, I'll try get some pictures up there tomorrow when I'm at the laptop. Just to show the how horrible the paint is now.

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    Went from this....

    to this.


    Can of gloss enamel and a 3/4" art brush. Virtually no prep. Painted over grease and dirt. Down and dirty paint job. And painted around all the original decals to boot.


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    I thought this one turned out good also. Green/red stripes on seat tube and red head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    None nicer than this multi colored motif. Not home sprayed, but no masking required

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    They all look sweat, that's my problem hahah so many ways I could go with it. I'm liking that orange really stands out !

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    I much prefer the orange to the two fades shown, or any other fade.

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    My daughter convinced me to go with the classic tuxedo look when it was time repaint my utterly thrashed Lambert. But now my wife calls it the "cop bike."



    Anyway, it wasn't too hard to find the colors. I should probably disassemble it again and finish it, but I like riding it a lot.
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    Here is my DIY paint job,1972 Raleigh
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    Another one of my DIY another 1972 Raleigh
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    There bought nice I do like that red colour.

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    bike built.jpg

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    I love the way te lugs on that are a cream and the frame is black nice and classy looking

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    1980 Nishiki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
    Went from this....

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    Can of gloss enamel and a 3/4" art brush. Virtually no prep. Painted over grease and dirt. Down and dirty paint job. And painted around all the original decals to boot. ...
    I should try to something like that w/ Capo #2 . As much as I like the stunning and perfect CyclArt job on Capo #1 , I don't want to spend that kind of money on both bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    I should try to something like that w/ Capo #2 . As much as I like the stunning and perfect CyclArt job on Capo #1 , I don't want to spend that kind of money on both bikes.
    A great way to ruin the bike.

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    Anyone got any nice decal sets in mind or something to slit the paint up when it's on. You so it's all not just the same

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    well got the hang of up loading some pictures. Heres a few of the bike some before and after what ive done. The guy i both it off painted over the raleigh head badge so i went along and took off the paint, I found that he had sanded it down before he painted it. really ruined but I
    tryd sanding it with 1500 grit paper and gave it a quick polishing.

    rsz_img_3026.jpg this is what the steerer tube looked like before I cleaned it down.

    rsz_img_3210.jpg and this is what i came out like after.

    rsz_img_3211.jpg i also decided to polish the stem that came on the bike it turned out quite nice too.

    this is how the bike stands now i have taken off the front brake. I do plan on replacing them with dia compe side pulls or something like them.
    I also plan on replacing the saddle to something classic

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    I will also be recieving a set of wheels in the post soon hopefully, also a nice new izumi silver track chain.

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    i wouldnt mind painting to low spots in the head badge black while keeping the raised edges polished.

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    Here is a picture of a bike \I just repainted. Didn't turn out to bad for my first one.

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    Looks nice man I like that colour, I've sprayd a few bikes but I never seamed to get the bikes back together. Just never had the time to get the project down but as this is for commuting ill need to get it all done rite

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    I am not a big advocate of painting old bikes and try to avoid acquiring those projects. One because it looses some provenance and two because it is expensive. That said, sometimes when you find one of your grail bikes, you can't be picky.

    That said, A grail for me, it had the worst bass boat back yard paint job in the world on it when found:



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    Nice bike tho turned out real nice

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