I tend to get asked the same questions by customers, so below you’ll find some FAQ’’s. There’s also a “Stuff to know” section on this website with more information, particularly on after care.
If the answer’s not there then please just drop me an email at RevampBikes@hotmail.com and I’ll get back to
Generally it’s 2-3 weeks for a respray, but every design is different so this can vary. Complicated designs are likely to take a bit longer. If your frame is going to be grit blasted then it’s another couple of weeks on top of that as I send the frames to a specialist.
And it's a good idea to wait around 3 weeks after spraying before rebuilding your bike. Lets the paint and lacquer cure a bit and lessens the likelihood of damage while rebuilding.
If the existing paint is in good condition, and there are no signs of rust/corrosion, then no, you don’t have to.
But removing the existing paint gives a much better finish, and a better bond for new paintwork. On a metal frame, where there might be lugs etc, grit blasting will really reveal the detail of these and make then look crisper.
This isn‘t true on carbon frames generally. Bigger, rounder, and smoother tubes tend to mean it’s not such an issue. We can of course remove existing paint from a carbon, but it has to be done by hand, and so is more expensive.
I tend to get booked up some months ahead, and there’s a limit to the number of frames I can work on at a time, so we’ll need to agree a date for you to drop your frame off.
Quite simply, yes.
I can put you in touch with a local mechanic if you need someone to do this for you. He can dismantle your bike, drop the frame to me, and then collect it and rebuild it after it’s been sprayed.
Yes. The only difference is generally the primer used.
No. I’m not a frame builder, and I can’t do carbon repairs. But I can sort out the paintwork.
Just have a look at the “So how much?” section on this website. Will give you a good indication.
I have done this in the past, but not anymore. I can put you in touch with a local mechanic though. He’ll even collect your bike and drop it back when he’s done with it.
Afraid not. It’s not possible to accurately mask existing logos. They wouldn’t need to be resprayed completely, and this probably means the frame would need to be resprayed too.
Only on frames that I’ve sprayed.