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View Poll Results: ya or nay to re coat a frame
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Old December 24th, 2011, 8:12 PM   #1
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Default Is it really a no no to repaint?

The 1985 I just found is mostly original, except the fork. It would be really nice to re powder coat this frame. I have seen some say it will rune the value of the bike. How many of you vote ya or nay to re coat?

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Old December 25th, 2011, 4:05 AM   #2
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well, I think it depends on the current condition of the frame. Please show us first some pictures.

wish also happy merry Christmas.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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If the paint looks nice I would leave it.

Only original once as they say.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 4:46 PM   #4
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If your plan is to keep it for as long as you can and intend to ride it, I say do what makes you happy. If you plan on flipping it, I really doubt you would make any real money off it after the respray.
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well, I think it depends on the current condition of the frame. Please show us first some pictures.

wish also happy merry Christmas.

I repainted the stem and polished the frame. Got it all back together today. I will post some close-up pics tomorrow. See what you guys think. I think this bike is still sporting the original foam Grab-On grips!
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Old December 26th, 2011, 2:21 PM   #6
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Default Updated pictures of my '85 or '86 Kicker

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well, I think it depends on the current condition of the frame. Please show us first some pictures.

wish also happy merry Christmas.
After cleaning it up a little and buffing off all the overly touched up paint, stripping the stem and repainting it and changing the ripped saddle for a new looking one, this is what I have.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69091020@N07/
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Old December 27th, 2011, 5:04 AM   #7
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After cleaning it up a little and buffing off all the overly touched up paint, stripping the stem and repainting it and changing the ripped saddle for a new looking one, this is what I have.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69091020@N07/
NO! ..because it still looks very nice.

If it were mine, I would leave it as is. But it's your FAT and it should please you with your desired finish.
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NO! ..because it still looks very nice.

If it were mine, I would leave it as is. But it's your FAT and it should please you with your desired finish.

Thanks nader. I will keep it as it is. Like I said. The paint looks better after some polishing compound, and the color has grown on me. I guess this was a special order color and not a stock one. All the better for me to preserve it.
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