Re: [CR]Painted Logo Repair Suggestions needed

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 19:55:20 -0500
To: Classicrendezvous <>
From: "John Betmanis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Painted Logo Repair Suggestions needed
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At 08:31 PM 18/12/2008 +0200, Amir Avitzur wrote:
>The Hetchins Massed Start bike on is mine.
>It has a very unigue logo, hand painted on the frame.
>Unfortunately, the logo is scratched and the scratch is rusted.
>Areas around the logo are also "bubbling" with rust.
>I found a caligrapher who can restore the logo.
>What I'd like to know is how to prepare the surface properly.
>Any suggestions?

Would this guy do the whole name from scratch? In that case, I'd get a good picture (which you've already done) and dimensions. You should then sand down the whole downtube and repaint it. Fortunately, it's gloss black. However, looking at the picture of the whole frame you have posted on that site, the "Hetchins" logo looks much better than the seat tube decal and there are a lot of other areas that need attention. You should really re-do the whole frame. Maybe Nick has all the decals you need here.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario