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  • Not another carbon 456 build!

     carl updated 8 years, 2 months ago 16 Members · 54 Posts
  • carl

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Yep it is, but mine this time 🙂

    Some of you might remember i put a thread up with a poll to help me decide what colour frame to get? I was tempted to go for the black and green, but decided on the plain Satin Black. And here it is…Plain and black in 18 inch Sorry about pic quality, rubbish Blackberry Camera

    Just after the pic was taken, the wind blew the frame over and it scratched 🙄 Twat putting it there! I wasnt bothered too much as i was a bit disappointed with the finish. After calling On One they assured me this is how the satin frames are so the satin black is just satin lacquer sprayed over the raw frame….This is the finish it came with, not my cup of tea. 🙁

    So the prep work began with rubbing the frame down with 800 grit. And this is the raw finish to the Head tube it came with. Cant think why the ‘ol woman got the hump? I cleaned the sink after.

    Once the rubbing down was done and frame washed off with the shower 🙂 it was off to the spray booth (well summer house) for priming.

    Rather than fook about masking the metal surfaces up i smeared a bit of greese over the surfaces

    Out of interest i weighed the frame before painting, and will weigh it after to see how much difference the paint makes (1kilo 410grams)

    Here we have the primered frame and flatting the primer off with 1200 grit and once again moaned at 🙄

    Brake hose and cable clips where deliberatly left on so the colour of em blended into the frame, (thats my theory)

    And time for the Matt Black top coat. Just look at that lush Matt black 😛 Is that better than the Raw finish or wot?

    Now she got the hump i’ve made summer house dirty and dust! Its fooking winter women you wont be sitting in there! So at the moment its a spray booth.

    With the top coat done, time to get the Decals made up, in gold. 20 quid twice as much as On One’s own gross decals, but mine are custom and unigue.

    And applied and purposely applied at an angle, i wasnt pissed.

    Now back in to put the lacquer on to give it some protection…..Pics to follow once i done it.

    In the meantime order the Forks, wanted fox but cant affored so opted for 150mm Dual Air Revelations 20mm axle

  • Frosticles

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Looking good. I had some decals made as thought the ones supplied were rubbish. £10. Laser cut copies of the originals.

  • Rasmanisar

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 6:18 pm

    This is going to be the best 456 project so far, I can tell 8)

  • carl

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 6:22 pm

    This is going to be the best 456 project so far, I can tell 8)

    Thank you, kind words sir, but i dont know about that, i shall give it a go though

  • Gunner

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Very nice. 😀

    And you’re right about that Matt Black, it’s absolutely lush. 😀

  • Suggs

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 7:09 pm

    looking mighty nice that, and were the fook you been hiding you aint been out for a ride for weeks. 😀

  • DirtHamster

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Very cool do like the cool saying its black

  • Phillw454

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Don’t get it dirty its too pretty 😆

  • brizzletone

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Good work nice job

  • Anonymous

    Member
    23 February 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Loving the new matt finish, it’s going to be a belter once it’s finished

  • carl

    Member
    26 February 2012 at 3:15 pm

    And here is the frame weight after spraying

    Before

    After

    104 grams

    2 coats of primer

    2 coats of matt black

    4 coats of matt lacquer

  • Ashleydwsmith

    Member
    3 March 2012 at 8:40 am

    Lovely bike, where’s the picture with the lacquer on?. Love the decals too!

  • carl

    Member
    3 March 2012 at 10:24 am

    Lovely bike, where’s the picture with the lacquer on?. Love the decals too!

    I havent taken one yet but will do today to be honest it dosent look much different to the pic of the frame with the decals on as i went for matt lacguer 😀

    And cheers for the positive comments 😛

  • carl

    Member
    3 March 2012 at 11:02 am

    Here is the frame after Lacquering, it looks more satin even though it was Matt Lacquer, but this is without a flatting down to take that bit of sheen off I may leave it as it is, undecided, as the lacqure came out nice and smooth.

  • chopperheys

    Member
    3 March 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I’d leave it, it looks really nice as it is. 😀

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