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#626 2020-10-24 6:49pm

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Question regarding older models GT's, what was the final color application type, powder or RAL type automotive paint in a spray booth?


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"Look, John, I'm sorry I'm not sorry, okay? I'm not gonna apologize. I'm a cocksman."

"Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister."

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#627 2020-10-24 6:59pm

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#628 2020-10-24 7:16pm

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Re: Lets see your GT's!

Scotty2toes wrote:

Question regarding older models GT's, what was the final color application type, powder or RAL type automotive paint in a spray booth?

I'm no expert. I've heard both. Someone here knows surely.


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#629 2020-10-24 7:17pm

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Hussler wrote:

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johnny5 wrote:

That blue looks really correct.  A lot of the powder jobs out there don't really look like the right tone.

I refinished it myself. It's not powder. I mixed up some maui blue and did my thing. Turned out better than I had hoped. One day I'll put it together again. Haven't ridden this frame in 21 years.

It really does look like a sweet looking blue!

Thanks bro. It's legit maui blue. Even GT's maui blue seemed to vary slightly.


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#630 2020-10-25 5:58am

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Scotty2toes wrote:

Question regarding older models GT's, what was the final color application type, powder or RAL type automotive paint in a spray booth?

The older GT`s 84-90 were in fact powde coated. I know thru these years only, its pretty easy to tell once you been around powdered stuff. HOWEVER, the specialty stuff or team riders or prototype stuff could`ve had paint . To test the color or so & so wanted this or that. I don`t know for sure.  The big reason why the dam GT seat posts get stuck on colored bikes. the frames weren`t cleaned good at all -surface rust ,flash rust ,etc & they poedered over them . then they rust from behind the coat & it expands into the seat mast.

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#631 2020-10-25 7:38am

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junkhead71 wrote:

Scotty2toes wrote:

Question regarding older models GT's, what was the final color application type, powder or RAL type automotive paint in a spray booth?

The older GT`s 84-90 were in fact powde coated. I know thru these years only, its pretty easy to tell once you been around powdered stuff. HOWEVER, the specialty stuff or team riders or prototype stuff could`ve had paint . To test the color or so & so wanted this or that. I don`t know for sure.  The big reason why the dam GT seat posts get stuck on colored bikes. the frames weren`t cleaned good at all -surface rust ,flash rust ,etc & they poedered over them . then they rust from behind the coat & it expands into the seat mast.

I can attest to this as the post in my 87 above was one STUCK MF!


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#632 2020-10-25 9:20am

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Changing my 1990 PFT to blue with white.  Sending some ukai 7c hoops, tech 7s and superlace hubs to get powdered bery soon.

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#633 2020-10-25 9:57am

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johnny5 wrote:

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Changing my 1990 PFT to blue with white.  Sending some ukai 7c hoops, tech 7s and superlace hubs to get powdered bery soon.

Very cool


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#634 2020-10-25 10:13am

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I can't get some yellowing off the seat.  It is a super clean seat with little to no rash with good logos.  Tried solon 45 and UV but it didn't work.  Any ideas before I sell it in place of another?

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#635 2020-10-25 10:21am

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ConcreteTrash wrote:

Scotty2toes wrote:

Question regarding older models GT's, what was the final color application type, powder or RAL type automotive paint in a spray booth?

I'm no expert. I've heard both. Someone here knows surely.

Highly controversial subject.

If you listen to Gary Turner here at the 2:00 mark he clearly states: electrostatic epoxy powder coat. Then they show you the frames being powder coated. End of discussion right? Not exactly.

https://youtu.be/aGwwRErAazs

From what I was told the majority of the bikes were painted with liquid but they were from the orient only. So anything made from 1984 and up basically made overseas. The bikes and frame sets made in the US were powder coated. This has been confirmed by C4’s Chip in discussions and from people who worked at GT BITD.

However it may go Gary does mention in another video that the bikes were originally “painted” by what I think he says as “Aquarium” in Orange County CA. I could not find info on this business  when I googled it. So it’s obvious that the original bikes were liquid paint until it got environmentally strict. The epoxy powder coat definitely showed up on the Dayglo colors. Starting with a base white and then the top overcoat. Even on the electric blue from 1988-1989 this was powdered white prior to the blue.

See below at the 7:18 mark.

https://youtu.be/Yucwe_TPs1E

You believe whatever you want and at the end of the day does it matter?

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#636 2020-10-25 10:44am

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I always paint when I refinish a bike. All of my colored bikes are paint. Like above, does it matter? Nah. Not one bit.


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#637 2020-10-25 12:48pm

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Not mine, but for sale on local Craigslist.
Fresh out of the tub and ready to rock!
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#638 2020-10-25 1:08pm

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Not mine, but for sale on local Craigslist.
Fresh out of the tub and ready to rock!
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lol

scrub a dub dub

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#639 2020-10-25 1:18pm

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bigmaaark wrote:

NR1 wrote:

Not mine, but for sale on local Craigslist.
Fresh out of the tub and ready to rock!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 651d1.jpeg

lol

scrub a dub dub

Mark, everytime I see your location I think of this....

LOL. Chokeamongas....

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"Harp, I want to tell you something. I was in this bureau when you were still popping zits on your funny face and jerking off with the lingerie section of the Sears catalog."

"Look, John, I'm sorry I'm not sorry, okay? I'm not gonna apologize. I'm a cocksman."

"Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister."

"Get some shooting lessons asshole."

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#640 2020-10-25 1:42pm

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Scotty2toes wrote:

bigmaaark wrote:

NR1 wrote:

Not mine, but for sale on local Craigslist.
Fresh out of the tub and ready to rock!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 651d1.jpeg

lol

scrub a dub dub

Mark, everytime I see your location I think of this....

LOL. Chokeamongas....

lol they didnt even film it there! at least you know where it is now because of this movie lol and yes it is a real place

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#641 2020-10-25 3:01pm

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Re: Lets see your GT's!

bigmaaark wrote:

Scotty2toes wrote:

bigmaaark wrote:

lol

scrub a dub dub

Mark, everytime I see your location I think of this....

LOL. Chokeamongas....

lol they didnt even film it there! at least you know where it is now because of this movie lol and yes it is a real place

I knew it was, that shit is hilarious....

Last edited by Scotty2toes (2020-10-25 3:01pm)


"Harp, I want to tell you something. I was in this bureau when you were still popping zits on your funny face and jerking off with the lingerie section of the Sears catalog."

"Look, John, I'm sorry I'm not sorry, okay? I'm not gonna apologize. I'm a cocksman."

"Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister."

"Get some shooting lessons asshole."

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#642 2020-10-25 4:03pm

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Scotty2toes wrote:

bigmaaark wrote:

Scotty2toes wrote:

Mark, everytime I see your location I think of this....

LOL. Chokeamongas....

lol they didnt even film it there! at least you know where it is now because of this movie lol and yes it is a real place

I knew it was, that shit is hilarious....

Ranchchimichanga!

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#643 2021-05-03 6:21pm

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#644 2021-05-03 6:22pm

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#645 2021-05-03 6:32pm

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1986https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/273502/2049e088-4e10-4014-9a4f-7a4615b864fa6090a3e72a.jpeg

1987https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/273502/e3957994-e4bd-45ee-8028-8aa165fd75396090a3fd7a.jpeg

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#646 2021-05-03 7:15pm

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#647 2021-05-03 8:22pm

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With the last few changes I am diggin this bike so much!  I am contemplating haning the 474 pedals done in white, but they are so nice as survivors I can't bring myself to do it.

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#648 2021-05-03 8:34pm

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#649 2021-05-03 9:26pm

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johnny5 wrote:

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With the last few changes I am diggin this bike so much!  I am contemplating haning the 474 pedals done in white, but they are so nice as survivors I can't bring myself to do it.

THAT THING IS HOT!!


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#650 2021-05-03 9:30pm

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I bought the frame set a week ago and just put her together. Dayglo yellow. Been riding daily but shes's a work in progress while i gather og parts. Ogks arriving this week and 87 gt seat should be shipped tomorrow.

https://i.ibb.co/WPpNqp5/20210501-180512.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/G2s4YqK/20210429-184242.jpg


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