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Frame needs painting(5 posts)

Frame needs paintingcsasser
Apr 2, 2001 9:03 AM
Would appreciate any advice on where to send my Eddy Merckx to have it repainted. The chrome chainstays are rusting badly and I want to salvage this frame before the problems get too far along.

csasser
How much you wanna spend?Humma Hah
Apr 2, 2001 10:23 AM
I recently got my $90 cruiser repainted for $360. Such a bargain!

I used internationally known CyclArt, of Vista, CA, to get a powdercoat, decal restoration (and some custom decals), and clearcoat.

If I'd just wanted powdercoat and no decals, I could probably have gotten by for half the price.

CyclArt can restore rusted junkers to like new, removing pitting, rechroming, custom art, etc, for a price. They paint or powdercoat, depending on your needs. cyclart.com, if you're interested.
re: Frame needs paintingfuzzybunnies
Apr 2, 2001 6:18 PM
I'm getting my frame back from spectrum cycles and they've been real friendly to deal with and easy to get ahold of. Cycle art didn't do a satisfactory job on the lower end bike I sent them, but the are probably the most knowledgable when it comes to older bike. Pheiffer phrames has done a really nice job. Your best bet might be to contact the merckx rep and ask where they send warrenty frames to be refinished. TTFN
A vote for SpectrumAndy M-S
Apr 3, 2001 8:38 AM
Spectrum stripped and repainted my Bianchi (frame only, no fork) for a total of $175, shipped back to me. I didn't have anything fancy done, but they can do it, and since it's powdercoat, it's going to last.

Oh, and Spectrum does powdercoating that looks like wet paint...good stuff!
re: Frame needs paintingDonB
Apr 3, 2001 9:39 AM
I had an 80's steel Colnago with chrome fork re-done by Hot Tubes in Worcester, MA. Great job, including the decals.