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Badly weathered 85 Waterford Paramount

Old 10-27-21, 03:34 PM
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No clear yet. I will do it after decal set goes on. The color was gloss white so it has some sheen to it without the clear coat. Smiles, MH
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Old 10-27-21, 03:40 PM
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No clear yet. I will do it after decal set goes on. The color was gloss white so it has some sheen to it without the clear coat. Smiles, MH
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Old 10-28-21, 10:17 AM
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Dave It Looks really nice,I can't wait to hear the "war" report.
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Old 10-28-21, 10:25 AM
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She seems OK with it knowing it will be looking for a new home. Smiles, MH
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Old 10-28-21, 03:49 PM
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Today was a bit rainy all day so I was inside putting decals on along with a couple of calls with VeloCals to get the SL frame decal and fork decals. Also got a set of decals for the PDG frame on the way. I still have a couple of small bits to attach and the clear coating begins. It will be ready for a new owner soon. Smiles, MH
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Old 10-29-21, 11:51 AM
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Looks good but I would have painted over the serial number to seal it better. You would still be able to read it.
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Old 10-29-21, 03:27 PM
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The frame will be completely clear coated after decals so the detail of the serial number will be easier to identify and read. The clear will prevent rust so no problems. Smiles, MH
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Old 10-29-21, 03:38 PM
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@ Senior Ryder,
Today was another cool and wet day so time inside with the details for the frame. Decals are complete with the exception of SL F&F which are on the way from VeloCals. Every set here was SLX which were correct for the smaller frames. First coat of light clear coat over the VeloCals in an enamel clear. I trust this frame looks a bit better after the treatment here. Pics below:

new decals DS

new decals DS

new decals DS

new decals NDS

new decals NDS

new decals NDS
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WOW! Fantastic job. One would never know it was the same frame​​​​​​. 😃 Many thanks for salvaging this great frame. I’ll pass the after pix on to the folks at the co-op.
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Old 11-10-21, 04:44 PM
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A couple of hours today with the fine water paper to clean the frame up and a trip to find tack cloths before more clear coat. It is much better but not to the deep shine I want yet. I think one more coat of clear should bring it up to another good frame for someone who can ride a 61cm. Velocals has sent the SL frame decals but they have yet to arrive so waiting for the final clear coats. After that it will be looking for a new home. Smiles, MH
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Old 12-11-21, 08:17 PM
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The final decals have arrived and been installed. Two coats of clear over all decals and now the frame has a good sheen to it. I would like to post a few more pics of the finished product, but today was cleaning up from living in tornado alley. Loss of electricity and waiting for the guys to come repair the 7,000 volt line. I hope to get them posted tomorrow. Smiles, MH
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Old 12-12-21, 01:28 PM
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OK Folks,
I think this one is finally done. Van has given his approval to put it up for sale here in BF. Here are the last bunch of pictures with all decals and final clear coat. Smiles, MH

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down tube and frame decal (SL)

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What a wonderful job saving that frame. While reading the thread I was thinking sandblast and powdercoat, and here you've done it!

Congratulations, and a tsk, tsk to those who would have trashed it. Extra points for the cooperation required for this excellent outcome, too.
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I’ve been following this saga with great interest. I’ve just picked up a Paramount project myself. S/N: 580DKW B91023. Per Waterford (https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture...amount-dating/) I understand this to mean: 580 – 58cm frame; D – Indicating a longer fork length (range from A-E)?; K – Built for Paramount; W – From the Waterford factory; B – February; 91 – 1991; 023 – 23rd frame scheduled during that month.
The bike had been living a rough life abandoned at a rack. A bit of sleuthing uncovered the former owner, no longer in town, who was happy for it to be moved on. There are some paint chips and rust spots, but not the bubbling under the paint seen in this frame. I think given the diameter of the tubing (25.6ish top tube/28.8ish down tube including paint) it should be Columbus either SLX or the SL/SP mix? There is no tubing decal or remnants in sight.Build was/is Shimano 600 (mostly 6400, with 6403 brake calipers). Finishing kit includes a nice set of Paramount bars made by 3ttt, a less than svelte Kalloy stem and unbranded 27.2 seatpost and a pair of generic black plastic pedals. Tires and tubes were disintegrating. Disassembled almost everything today except the pedals, which remain firmly stuck and the (Ritchey?) headset. Next step is to start giving everything a thorough clear, including the frame and taking a more detailed inventory of paint issues.

Ultimately, this bike is going to be too big for me, but I’m curious as to what can be done with it. This thread and the subsequent sale post give some really nice insights, thanks!
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