Right Ive serviced the rails myself and they're silky smooth even without grease which I will pump through when the bike gets put back together.
Luckily I remembered we have a car body shop just down our village, phoned up and they said bring it right down which I did. Met this guy whos a chairman of Andover BMX Club, been racing BMX and spraying his own frames since it was possible. He said he'd do it for me and I estimate the cost at about £100-120! Apparently they'd polish it to take all the old paint off so that the new paint would stick, then they'd powdercoat and then apply graphics and clearcoat. They advised against water based paint, apparently it scratches really easy. So its down there at the moment, hoping they'll do a good job..have decided on a different paint job..il post pics of a photoshop later
yup, have thought long and hard..and ive tried it out in photoshop...if im spending £130+ on a respray I want something custom, and if I decide I want the yellow back for when I sell it on Il just have it resprayed again. I think it looks pretty damn good like this!
Heres a few pics, will get better when its light. Just covered the frame in biketape so should stay nice for a while! Took 6 hours to rebuild yesterday!! But looks amazing now and just about to take it for its first ride outside! Lets see how it goes.