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    Has anyone had their Turner repainted? If so how did it turn out etc. Any help would be good, I need to source new decals and figure out if powder coating or enamel is best.

    If anyone could help I’d be very grateful

    G

    PS I’m based in Edinburgh

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    Oops could a mod move this to the Bike Forum please.

    Thanks

    ken_shields
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    Mine was done at Argos by the previous owner

    Decals available here

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    Thanks Ken, it looks great! Hows the paint holding up? Any chips etc, do you know if its powder coat or enamel?

    ken_shields
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    I think it’s enamel and it hasn’t chipped yet but I’ve mainly been riding at Woburn where it’s sandy rather than rocky so probably not going to get chipped

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    Is that a burner frame or a 5 spot? I’m waiting in anticipation of my fleabay Burner frame arriving… slightly nervous that its going to be a wreck!!

    I had my 5 spot dones about 2.5 years ago. Had it powder coated at a local outfit well used by MTBers in the Bristol area. It cost me 25 quid and its the most durable powdercoat I’ve seen on a bike. I stripped and masked it they keyed and coated it.


    You’ll need to take great care to ensure that the shoulders for the pivot seals to rest on are properly masked. Its not too much of a pain to strip them back again but its a job that requires patience to do properly in small stages.

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    Thanks for the pics scienceofficer.
    Did you just use regular tape to do the masking or is there something better?

    Did you do the deacals yourself and do they have top clear coat sealing them in?

    Sorry for all the questions, I am trying to get the process clear in my head. Don’t want to make a mess of it!!

    I used a combination of twistable wire, cardboard, wood and metal washers to mask the relevant areas.

    Some places use special high temperature masking tape, but when I’ve used that in the past I found it was a total pain.

    I have a friend whos in creative design. He worked up the graphics for me and had some printed for me in vinyl. Cost about 15 quid. They’re not protected, but I have three sets 😆 The first is only starting to look tatty now, which is ok, because I’m thinking about changing the colour again, or going raw.

    Not all Powder coaters are created equal. Go by reputation and ensure its low temperature PC (most is).

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    Thanks for the tip, i have found the turner logo online:

    http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/catalogue/T/111556.html

    I guess I can get some vinyl stickers made now.

    Cheers for the tips

    kaiser
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    hey Mr Scienceofficer, could you let me know the name/location of the powdercoaters you are talking about as I need some stuff doing fairly soon.
    many thanks
    bill in exeter

    Genuine Turner Decals are only £13.95 from any authorised dealer.

    JonEdwards
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    Just had mine done by Argos in their 2-pack.

    They did a top notch job. Not cheap, but real peace of mind, they masked the pivots off beautifully and chased and faced the BB & HT and rereamed the ST. They also collect/deliver which adds to the lack of grief.

    I’d steer clear of enamel as it chips FAR too easily. Powdercoating is the right answer, but not many bike specific painters do it, and I’m not sure I’d trust my precious Turner to some under-the-arches monkey. The colour range is also pretty limited, especially if you want metallic.


    I’ve helitaped pretty much the entire frame.

    kaiser
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    JonEdwards
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    Oh – forgot to say. I got my stickers straight from Turner – Gregg sent them out FOC. 🙂

    ABC Enamelers & Powdercoating in Nailsea.

    A good reputation locally, and they have a substantial RAL colour stock, although not all. They’re not bike specialists though, so they don’t offer the silver service that argos do. Its pretty much drop off and collect, so it might be a bit too far for you.

    Fookin ‘ell JonEdwards were you one of those kids whose Airfix models were perfectly glued and painted as that copter tape looks perfecto – please don’t tell me it is all down to patience

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