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Old 12-29-09, 06:50 PM
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Thinking about trying some painting this winter. I thought I might try the front mud guard on my 74 Raleigh Sprite. It's coffee brown and I know I can get a good paint match at my local Sherwinn-Williams auto paint store. Did Raleigh use a clear-coat back in the 70's? What "tips" might you suggest?

Also, if I decide that this is too much for me to handle, who would any of you suggest as a good professional paint shop to do the job without costing me an arm and a leg? I recently got an estimate from a highly thought of bike paint company in California and the quote was $350. Isn't that a little pricey for one mud guard, single color, pin striping?


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