Arthur Caygill Cycles has been long established in bicycle frame building.
At Caygills frame building workshop we have additionally continued to offer a comprehensive range of associated services.
These services include frame repairs and renovation; where frames can be repaired and re-finished in their original colours and design or as desired by the customer.
Caygills in 2017 has refreshed its frame re-finishing facilities; dedicating an in house area of the shop to this service.
We have complimented the bead-blaster, used for many aspects of frame preparation and frame building facilities with a stoving oven, compressor and spray booth allowing Caygills to complete all aspects of frame building and renovations in house.
We believe this allows Caygills to provide a high quality frame refinishing service that matches our dedicated customer service.
At Caygills we are of course happy to disassemble bicycles on behalf of the customer, equally we appreciate some customers prefer to do this work themselves, either way work required on the frame will be discussed and itemised on a individual worksheet to clarify requirements.
Frames are then cleaned and degreased, ready for paint removal.
Preparation work strips the frame to bare metal or carbon for inspection and any repairs that are needed. Once frame repair work is finished, further cleaning in readiness for the application of primer is meticulously carried out and as soon as the frame is clean it receives primer. This is to minimise the time the host material is exposed certainly pertinent for metals. If appropriate the primed frame is now stoved (oven baked).
Dependent upon frame material and paint options frames are stoved, this process of curing the paint at selected temperatures is repeated as the undercoats, colour and clear coats (lacquer) are added, ultimately providing a resilient finish in the colour chosen.
At Caygills decals and lug lining are added before clear coat to ensure they are also protected by the lacquer and remain in place.
The refinishing of a frame will be very individual, with your various ideas to be discussed and Caygills will certainly endeavour to tailor the painting of your frame to suit you, such as polished drop outs, decal design and correct tubing decals for example.
Whatever your respray ideas? Why not come along to Caygills or call to see how we can help you bring your pride and joy back to life.