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Old June 21st, 2010, 8:18 AM   #1
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New to the forum...

Would like to paint my 90 Grello Yo Eddy and 90 Monster.

Is there a definitive list of preferred painters and places to secure acceptable repo decals?

Powder or liquid?

I don't want to go into this half hearted, and be sorry later.

I have gone down this path - with some disappointment - on a few Ritchey restos.

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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I'm saving my nickels for John at Hubcap Cycles to paint my 92 Yo. He comes highly recommended from Rody.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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I'm saving my nickels for John at Hubcap Cycles to paint my 92 Yo. He comes highly recommended from Rody.
What does he charge? My '90 Yo Eddy is due for paint. I just bought some original decals from a guy in Germany.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 11:11 PM   #4
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I had a bunch of stuff quoted (dimpled top tube, stuck seat post, etc.) so my quote would be off. I can say his price was VERY reasonable compared to other vendors I contacted. I also like the fact he has a steady flow of Fat Chance resto. work on his table.

Rody was my first choice but he's super busy for small jobs.

Hit him up here...John Upcraft <jgupcraft@gmail.com>
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Old June 25th, 2010, 6:41 PM   #5
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Default thanks paint recommendations

Thank you to those who have responded re: paint recommendations

Is D&D in still in the business of painting?

I am afraid I don't know enough about the legacy of fat chance and their former suppliers etc.

I have worked with Cycle ART a million years ago...and had some forks painted at Spectrum in Co Springs...but the outcome was just so so.... maybe I shouldn't have opted for the cheapest route in their many offerings.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 7:30 PM   #6
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Take a peek at the thread started by Settemarche reference his Slim build. He sent his frame back to Tom Kellog for a masterful spray. I've seen it in person and let me tell you the work is impeccable.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #7
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I pretty sure D&D is still around, San Lorenzo,CA.
Also, Joe Bell in San Diego, and Carl at Vicious Cycles in NY.
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Old July 4th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #8
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I had Spectrum Powderworks do a custom powder coat on a Carl Strong Custom Ti hardtail about 5 years ago. It was crazy expensive but the end results was gorgeous. They did a custom Hawaiian shirt pattern for me. They scanned a photo of a classic Hibiscus shirt that I had and then custom designed the powdercoat including etching the bare Ti on the seat and chain stays. I think it is perfect but it cost more than a new mid range hardtail so it is not for everyone.

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