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    Moots redux.....

    Well I decided to go ahead and start from scratch.
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    A few more.
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    Ouch...Why?

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    What was wrong with the Pepto-Pink paint?

    Nice frame.
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    The color I could live with but the quality of the repaint was horrible. Decals are in the works.
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    Awesome. I love the details on that frame. A shame to lose the pink, if indeed it is to be replaced. What color will the repaint be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Awesome. I love the details on that frame. A shame to lose the pink, if indeed it is to be replaced. What color will the repaint be?
    I have no clue. I'm heading down to the powder coater (word?) today so well see what inspires me. I'm going to stay away from neon though. Red, white, green, blue, maroon, copper. Who knows. The lug's ect. will get the pinstripe treatment after powder and the decal colors will be chosen later.
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    Make sure to find a good powder guy. It tends to blur the edges on a lot of the cool lug details. Might check into wet paint? A couple of the places offer a basic single color int he $200-$250 range so it isn't that much more than a good powder job. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    The color I could live with but the quality of the repaint was horrible. Decals are in the works.
    Ah, so it had already been repainted once? I was gonna say...only original once!
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    Deep red powder it is. I hear you on the lug details Jeff. These guys have been doing bikes for ages and do quite a bit of work for some local builders. Powder will blur the edges some but my pinstriper does unreal work so well see. The coaters price can't be beat and turn around is 3 days. This is not going to be a wall hanger so a repaint in the future is a given. No NOS parts, nothing fancy, a little unusual but still just a good solid build. The decals will be awhile so I'll just build it up and apply later. Besides, my daughters car just threw a T belt so any extra I had for fancy bits or paint is gone.

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    Now that is RED!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    Besides, my daughters car just threw a T belt so any extra I had for fancy bits or paint is gone.

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    Why? Timing belts are easy to replace and like $30 or so for the belt, or does she have an interference engine in turn ruined the motor?

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    Easy yes if you have the right tools, time and shop to do the work. And yes it's an interference motor but she was lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    Easy yes if you have the right tools, time and shop to do the work. And yes it's an interference motor but she was lucky.
    Ah, yes, I understand.

    Can't wait to see the Moots when it's done.

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    thats a cool frame with a lot of nice features. I look forward to seeing the final respray.

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    Keep in mind that stripping powder is pretty invasive.. if I knew I would eventually wet paint a frame, I would avoid applying powder in between.

    Also, imo, stay away from the primary type powder colors and go with something more 'in between'. It won't scream 'powder coat' as much. For sure stay away from white powder, as it's one of the worst for good edge coverage regardless of applicator skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR4TI
    Why? Timing belts are easy to replace and like $30 or so for the belt, or does she have an interference engine in turn ruined the motor?
    Like my 04 Audi A4 turbo, which blew the top end when the belt let go. F'n german engineering my left Moot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    Like my 04 Audi A4 turbo, which blew the top end when the belt let go. F'n german engineering my left Moot!
    German engines are very reliable and well built. Really expensive to fix though. Rebuild kits cost like 3 times more than the normal engine.

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    I guess I'm the only person thinking 'clear coat!'

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    Man, I've wanted one of those early Moots for a long time. Thanks for the reminder. That looks like a sweet one. The red looks nice.
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