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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 03-08-08, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by duane041
Here's a Kilo TT I just finished for a friend of mine. She designed the slashes and picked the colors.
please let us know how you did such a wonderful job...i was considering just taping over the decals but i would much rather repaint the whole thing ..especially after i saw yours.
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I was able to find that on ebay a while back. Others on this forum have used it as well. Search vinyl decal tape on ebay. The decals cant be removed they are under the clear coat.

Originally Posted by dukeronomy
what is this decal tape you speak so highly about. I just ordered my kilo and i"m already wondering if the frame decals are clearcoated on or can be removed but yours looks clean... tell me how
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does anyone know the seat post clamp diameter size?
i found it in this thread a while back but cant anymore, thanks!
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Originally Posted by VAwitt
does anyone know the seat post clamp diameter size?
i found it in this thread a while back but cant anymore, thanks!
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Wow! That paint job is classy! I like it a lot.
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Originally Posted by yumna2
please let us know how you did such a wonderful job...i was considering just taping over the decals but i would much rather repaint the whole thing ..especially after i saw yours.
I used Kleen Strip Aircraft Remover (that's the name, no joke). The finish on these frames is fragile at best, and it came off very easily. After that, I did my normal epoxy primer, sealer, color, and clear. Nothin' to it!!

The fork, by the way, is a chrome something-or-other, I forget.
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Originally Posted by scrub
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thanks, but i meant the clamp's diameter not the seat post
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Originally Posted by VAwitt
thanks, but i meant the clamp's diameter not the seat post
huh?
are you buying a clamp or a seat post?
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Originally Posted by duane041
I used Kleen Strip Aircraft Remover (that's the name, no joke). The finish on these frames is fragile at best, and it came off very easily. After that, I did my normal epoxy primer, sealer, color, and clear. Nothin' to it!!

The fork, by the way, is a chrome something-or-other, I forget.
Your work is phenomenal! How much does a one color frame usually run?
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Originally Posted by duane041
I used Kleen Strip Aircraft Remover (that's the name, no joke). The finish on these frames is fragile at best, and it came off very easily. After that, I did my normal epoxy primer, sealer, color, and clear. Nothin' to it!!

The fork, by the way, is a chrome something-or-other, I forget.
i was wondering if your frame came with decals? and if it did, did the kleen strip remover remove the decals? or did you use something else? thanks a lot
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Originally Posted by yumna2
i was wondering if your frame came with decals? and if it did, did the kleen strip remover remove the decals? or did you use something else? thanks a lot
It will remove the decals AND the paint. That stuff is nasty (in a good way).
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Originally Posted by jgarcia186
huh?
are you buying a clamp or a seat post?
clamp, sorry for the confusion
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i think something is up with my fork its been like this since i got her in the mail right after thx giving,

the wheel sits off center in the fork with out effort, i have to center the wheel, and then tighten it, none of my other bikes have ever been like this in the front. am i right? is my fork ****ed? usualy it should just be centered with out any effort correct?
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no joke, aircraft remover is one of the most harmful substances you can buy with out a license, it will give you really bad chemical burns if you are not careful, it would take a decal off no problem at all


what paint did you spray on it? and did you use a gun, or is it an amazing rattle can miracle?
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Yes, Kleen Strip went through is all, with gusto. And it is very nasty. I used the low odor version, which smells, but not as bad. Recommended: chemical-resistant gloves.
The colors I use are Createx's Auto Air Colors. They are a water-based basecoat, which I then clear over with PPG DCU2002 or 2021, depending on how the bike will be used. The clear is pretty toxic (2002 is comparable to Imron), so unless you have the proper breathing apparatus, best stay away from it.
For rattle can stuff, I highly recommend this clear. It shoots like a real automotive clear, and is an actual catalyzed product, so it flows, has excellent gloss hold out, and can be wet sanded and polished. Use this over any type of basecoat.
Please email me for pricing, if you're interested.
And thanks you all for the kind compliments.
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haha dude, that site is amazing, you can download a high res photo of the can of clear.
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that white frame looks nice, but it would look better if the lines matched up.
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Originally Posted by dddave
that white frame looks nice, but it would look better if the lines matched up.
The tips, which meets at the top centers of each tube, do match up. After much consternation, we both realized that if the slashes continued from the tt to the dt, they would be everywhere. The blue would be in the dropouts. And she didn't want the tt slashes to be panels, so this is what she went with.
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I like it just the way it is.

sweet job.
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People have mentioned using Vinyl tape and Vinyl sheets in this thread to cover up the Mercier decals. I'm think of taking the Vinyl strips route and cutting my own sizes, but after an hour of searching I can't find any sheets in brown colors. I've found a few websites offering almost every color of the rainbow, just not browns.

Am I missing something, or maybe I'm brown-blind?
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Anyone have any pics of a mercier stripped bare of paint?
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^ Damn, is that chrome under there? I would just ride that as is.
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