Just stripped my 07 Stumpjumper FSR down to the frame pieces to replace the shot bearings, the frame itself is looking pretty worn so thinking about getting it repainted. Not overly keen on spending a fortune as it's a 6 year old frame that's pretty out of date and it's already costing £40 for a new set of bearings plus new bb, heaset bearings etc.
Can you get a half decent durable finish on a home rattle can job or is it one best left to the pros to powder coat? I'm assuming it's powder from the factory. Any recommended paints/techniques/finishes etc?
It's also got some fairly heavy cable rub under the bb and around the horst link on the stays, talking probably 2mm deep under the bb. Am I trying to resurrect pointlessly.. is it time for this frame to take a trip to the scrap man in the sky? If not, what to fill it with? Pic below of underside of bb shell.