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Pics of my 73' Raleigh International After Paint

Old 04-10-12, 08:49 PM
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Pics of my 73' Raleigh International After Paint

Painted my International with Rustoleium (Probably not what you guys would prefer) but i'm on a budget here. Considered powder coating but was afraid of the chrome getting damaged from sandblasting, considered auto paint too but the spray got the job done. Looks pretty good imo, it was 8 bucks a can so it's not the worst paint. I was looking all over Home Depot for Champagne colored paint and almost walked out the door until i spotted it at the last second. It should look awesome built up with decals.

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Old 04-10-12, 08:53 PM
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Sweet! Great job. Post some decal pics when you can.

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Old 04-10-12, 08:55 PM
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It looks at least as good as some of the factory Raleigh paint jobs from the time!

With the exception of the bubbles on the headtube, I really like it.
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looks good. it looks like there is/was some rust on the head tube. any reason you didn't get rid of it?
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I don't think that is rust, it was some small scratches i believe, i'm happy how it is turning out though
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That looks fab, Harry.

As much as rattle canning is touted as a bad thing, done right, it can look very good and given enough time, get pretty hard.

I've only done a couple of fork legs with it myself, but in both cases, it worked out really well. I think your Int'l did too!
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Looks great makes me miss my old International.

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If you want real champaign looking paint go to auto parts store and get color match paint, but besides that you did a good job, better than some i've seen
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I think if you could took off the headbadge painted and re rivited it it would be a great thing, good thing about spraycan is it is easy to fix it now.

go to a shop that makes signs-decals, or a bodyshop and ask for some strip tape scraps, the body shop should have rolls of leftover from car repairs, use it between the chrome and the paint for a really sharp look.

Make sure you clearcoat your paint, metallic without clear seems to attract dirt.

the frame is beautiful , beautiful lugwork.

Im sorry to say something negative but I think if you can do something around the badge now you should, otherwise it is the mole on Marilyn Monroes face and you may regret it.

Spray can paintjobs are very rewarding as you did it yourself!
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I think if you could took off the headbadge painted and re rivited it it would be a great thing, good thing about spraycan is it is easy to fix it now.

go to a shop that makes signs-decals, or a bodyshop and ask for some strip tape scraps, the body shop should have rolls of leftover from car repairs, use it between the chrome and the paint for a really sharp look.

Make sure you clearcoat your paint, metallic without clear seems to attract dirt.

the frame is beautiful , beautiful lugwork.

Im sorry to say something negative but I think if you can do something around the badge now you should, otherwise it is the mole on Marilyn Monroes face and you may regret it.

Spray can paintjobs are very rewarding as you did it yourself!
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Looks Great!
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Looks good, dude. My understanding is that now is the hardest part - letting it sit. As long as possible. Clear coat 3x over, then wait some more. Like...till June.
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Very nice.
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Looks great so far! My cheapo curing method is to hang the painted item in the attic for a month or so. It gets hot enough here in the summer to bake the paint nicely. I did this with a lamp recently, and the paint hardened pretty well.
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great job ! hope u used a quality breathing mask.
my advice would be to apply a few clear coats for looks and durability !
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I think you did a good job.
Some folks are all picky about this stuff, but you are the only one who needs to be satisfied.
Are you still hawking it?
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Thanks for the input guys!

I really didn't want to do the whole spray can method on this bike but the frame is not perfect by far. (The Chrome Especially)

Still kinda bummed it's too small for me, hopefully somebody will take it off my hands before i put it together
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More up to date pics with some components.

Campy NR Headset, Cranks, and Shifters
Campy Triomphe BB
Campy croce d'aune Aero Post
Cinelli 1E stem
3TTT Mod. Grand Prix bars

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Looks great. Very nice work.
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That is a beautiful frame, nice job!
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