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    Repainting a Peugeot...

    Hi all..

    I began dismantling my old bike which I believe is a P6 that I used to ride back in the 80s:

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    (as you can see... I've yet to locate where I put my crank puller and my chain tool... )

    The plan is to get it road-worthy again with some updates/restoration and use it as a commuter/touring bike... It's got some rust here and there, and some ill-matched touch-up paint:

    DSCF4360.jpgDSCF4361.jpg

    I'm considering stripping the whole thing to the metal and doing a careful rattle-canning with the nearest to original color I can find and then top it off with some new decals like THESE.

    Has anyone used these online replacement decals? What's the quality like?

    Any other advice/suggestions/criticisms?

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    I don't really know anything about Peugeot, but I know the decals from here: Results for Peugeot and here: CYCLOMONDO - Peugeot are well-regarded. You were probably already familiar with these sites, just making sure.

    I've never come across the ones you found on ebay before. They don't look too bad, good to know there's another resource out there. Hopefully someone else on here has used some from bicyclestickersuk and will chime in.
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    Out of three of my bikes, that looks a lot better than at least two of them, and I could make a strong case for the third...

    I would polish it as is and re-assemble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs View Post
    Out of three of my bikes, that looks a lot better than at least two of them, and I could make a strong case for the third...

    I would polish it as is and re-assemble.
    I feel the same way. By now my Peugeot looks a lot worse than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmancolin View Post
    You were probably already familiar with these sites, just making sure.
    I wasn't... thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs
    Out of three of my bikes, that looks a lot better than at least two of them, and I could make a strong case for the third...


    Lol... well... I figured since I had it dismantled this far... a new paint job would just be a few more steps in the process.

    I'll need to pull the headset cups... I'm trying to figure out the most cost-effective way to do that without investing in a specialized tool I'll maybe only use once.

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    Just knock them out. Some people use a large screwdiver. I use a piece of copper pipe. The "special tool" we used at the shop where I worked was a piece of aluminum kickstand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    Just knock them out. Some people use a large screwdiver. I use a piece of copper pipe. The "special tool" we used at the shop where I worked was a piece of aluminum kickstand.
    Same here. I insert a flat-bladed screwdriver into the head tube and gently keep tapping all the way around the top of the bottom cup (or bottom of the top cup) until it comes loose. I have never had a problem with these, unlike some other bike parts I can think of.
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    Rattle can paint job no good.......factory paint good!

    Careful use of polishing compound followed by wax will make the factory job look better and more resistant to chips than you could ever achieve with the can. Oh, and I almost forgot, if you ever decide to sell the bike, rattle can paint bad, factory good! And you won't need to remove the cups!

    Your bike will carry its' battle scars with pride; grease it up and go!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by okane; 07-21-14 at 05:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skipjack2001 View Post
    Hi all..

    I began dismantling my old bike which I believe is a P6 that I used to ride back in the 80s:

    DSCF4357.jpg
    (as you can see... I've yet to locate where I put my crank puller and my chain tool... )

    The plan is to get it road-worthy again with some updates/restoration and use it as a commuter/touring bike... It's got some rust here and there, and some ill-matched touch-up paint:

    DSCF4360.jpgDSCF4361.jpg

    I'm considering stripping the whole thing to the metal and doing a careful rattle-canning with the nearest to original color I can find and then top it off with some new decals like THESE.

    Has anyone used these online replacement decals? What's the quality like?

    Any other advice/suggestions/criticisms?

    I have a set of Decals for that bike. PM me and I will give you the deal of the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skipjack2001 View Post
    Hi all..

    I began dismantling my old bike which I believe is a P6 that I used to ride back in the 80s:

    DSCF4357.jpg
    (as you can see... I've yet to locate where I put my crank puller and my chain tool... )

    The plan is to get it road-worthy again with some updates/restoration and use it as a commuter/touring bike... It's got some rust here and there, and some ill-matched touch-up paint:

    DSCF4360.jpgDSCF4361.jpg

    I'm considering stripping the whole thing to the metal and doing a careful rattle-canning with the nearest to original color I can find and then top it off with some new decals like THESE.

    Has anyone used these online replacement decals? What's the quality like?

    Any other advice/suggestions/criticisms?
    Rattle can may not be the best way to go.... It takes a lot of skill to paint a round tube with spray paint and do a good job of it, and that is using proper spraying equipment. It's harder to do with rattle can, and get a decent job. Your probably better to give the whole thing a light sanding, give it a soak in OA to solidify the rust. Get a set of those foam paint brushes, brush on a couple of very thin coats of fresh colour, and call it good.

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    Thanks for the input guys!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wogster View Post
    Your probably better to give the whole thing a light sanding, give it a soak in OA to solidify the rust.
    An OA bath might be a good idea. I'm thinking since I'm going with the same/similar color, I could probably get away with a soak, sanding and a few fresh coats rather than a full stripping.

    I've got a tool set coming in the mail tomorrow, once I get that bracket out, I'll scrub the frame clean and re-evaluate.

    Oh! By the way... I wiped some grime off the BB and found this is a PH8 rather than a P6... so that dates it back to '80-'81:
    DSCF4370.jpgDSCF4372.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Angelo
    I have a set of Decals for that bike. PM me and I will give you the deal of the week.


    Hey Michael! It seems, I'm still below the 50 post limit to send PM's... if you could PM me a picture of your decal set and how much you're willing to unload them for, please. THANKS!!
    Last edited by Skipjack2001; 07-22-14 at 10:10 AM.

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    If you are really going to repaint, be sure to put some primer on all exposed bare metal.

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    Well, your paint is beat up enough and your frame is not such a special high-end model that I'm not going be one of those guys to say "Don't rattle can it." But try to keep in mind two things that I've learned form personal experience: to make it look really good it's one hell of a lot more work than you think it's going to be, and the resulting paint job is likely to be more fragile than original, resulting in a problem with chipping.
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    Hey Guys....

    It's been a busy Summer... and I've had to acquire some tools.. but I finally got the bike dismantled and all the greasy bits soaking in paint thinner... I'm hoping to get this thing reassembled this winter and take it on a trip next June.

    You've dissuaded me from repainting the frame... but, I'd like to know the best and most attractive way to deal with the dings, mismatched paint, and rust spots.

    Any tips, personal experiences would be appreciated.

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    Clean the dings with non-abrasive Barkeeper's Friend cleanser, it will take the rust right off. Use either nail polish or Testors paint to hand paint the dings. Play around with a few bottles to get the color you want.
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