> There are lots of ins and outs regarding paints and durability.
How are you? Thanks for the post. I just recently had a local painter respray a Merckx and have not even got the thing assembled yet and it already has a couple of chips:(
I think this was due to the adhesion and application method. I had it sprayed with a pearl white with Molteni orange headtube.
It look like they primered, then sprayed the orange on the head tube, then masked and sprayed pearl white over the entire bike.
The way it chiped at the head tube was that only the pearl white was flaked always revealing orange underneath.