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To paint, or not to paint...

Old 08-10-07, 10:37 PM
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To paint, or not to paint...



This frameset will shortly be in my possession. I have a history of powdercoating my frames, marking them with a bit more originality, plus I have a good connection. So, what do you guys think. I like the stock paint, but its a little cheesy. Sacrilige(sp?) to cover the fade or get to it? The color I have in mind is going to be awesome.

PS Heres what I did with my bareknuckle:

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Old 08-10-07, 10:43 PM
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if you paint that frame i will ride my bike up to seattle just to punch you in the brain
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Old 08-10-07, 10:44 PM
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are you ********? don't do it fool.
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Old 08-10-07, 10:48 PM
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That paint looks fabulous and there are so many options you have to make everything look pleasing, although your Bareknuckle looks great too.

Is it just a weird photo, or does the logo on the seattube look photoshopped?
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Old 08-10-07, 10:54 PM
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it does look photoshoped, but its not. its just the angle/focus. so far i'm leaning towards painting it. fades never did it for me, especially blue. dont worry bike snobs, its getting a full njs build.
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Old 08-10-07, 10:59 PM
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Please don't paint that. Please.
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Old 08-10-07, 11:05 PM
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do it man forget what other people say. if you want to paint it do it!!
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Old 08-10-07, 11:33 PM
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One day I see there being a group of NJS extremists who, inspired by PETA, throw red paint on any re-painted NJS frame and then proceed to violently gangbang the owner.
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Old 08-10-07, 11:45 PM
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I see that day coming too. At that time, I will be prepared to Ulock any man, woman, or child in the face. Gangbang is OK.
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both paintjobs are pimpin
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At first I thought it was just the lighting, but that really is a fade job, right? Please don't paint it. There are lots of other bikes that you could paint.
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Old 08-11-07, 12:21 AM
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paint that ****
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I don't give a sh*t about NJS but if you paint that
it seems like a serious waste--the color is the bomb
and you cannot duplicate it in all likelihood--
what were you thinking, paint it black or
bright orange or something? Nah--ride that thing
until it really needs a paint job. Leave it.
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Seriously, forget the NJS aspect, if you run that thing under a bridgestone collector's nose they will pay you not to paint it.

Also, marking a fade bridgestone with "a bit more originality" with p-coat? You have to be kidding. How many frames like this do you think are out there? I love powdercoat for basic one-color jobs, and yeah, you can do sparklies and other BS, but this frame was painted by hand, and you want to have somebody strip it, shock it, dust it, and bake it, and call that original? F that.
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Please dont paint it..leave it original...
Just like when u get a very nice pursuit frame from 1980s...u wouldnt want to paint it cause its have the soul from the 1980s era. If u paint it..the soul is dead.
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Old 08-11-07, 01:13 AM
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Is the OP fishing for comments on how dope that frame is?
F*ck it--paint it doo doo brown. Yes, your frame is that
cool--ok--now leave me alone before I ravage e-bay looking
for something that tight.
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Old 08-11-07, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by p*****ypride View Post
One day I see there being a group of NJS extremists who, inspired by PETA, throw red paint on any re-painted NJS frame and then proceed to violently gangbang the owner.
Well in that case, guess who's buying himself a Makino and spraypainting it brown.
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Paintjobs are the best thing about NJS frames. Seriously. The second best thing are the decals/logos (exception being Kiyo, the logo is better than any paintjob, except a landshark). Take those two things away and it's just another track frame.

Keep as is, and build it up however you want (kashimax saddles are for suckers).

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Old 08-11-07, 11:24 AM
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You wont see another Bridgestone painted like that.
Remember that when you redneck it up.
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You wont see another Bridgestone painted like that.
Remember that when you redneck it up.
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dont worry guys, the paints staying, i just wanted to see how many snobs i could get to worry about someone else's bike...
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Old 08-11-07, 02:28 PM
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I have no idea what an NJS even is, but I wouldn't paint that frame; it is sweet..

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Originally Posted by schwinn View Post
dont worry guys, the paints staying, i just wanted to see how many snobs i could get to worry about someone else's bike...
kinda lame. i doubt you will be the last person to ever own it. i think we were concerned about preserving an original paint job for posterity.
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Old 08-11-07, 05:18 PM
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paint it black
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane View Post
The second best thing are the decals/logos
there are only two decals on the entire frame, both of which are generic
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