Merckx Corsa SL restoration
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    Merckx Corsa SL restoration

    My first vintage project is underway.

    Going for Motorola livery.

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    Are you painting the teardrops ie the curved pointed stripes on the tubes or using a decal?

    Is there a stencil for them?

    Good luck you have a nice frame to start with.

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    Yes painted livery, using a vinyl masking kit from here;

    http://bicycledecals.net/eddymerckxdecals.htm

    Decal set is from Cyclomondo.
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    Frame is now at VeloPaint.

    3 hours detailing the bare metal then it was coated in primer.
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    Re: Merckx Corsa SL restoration

    Some colour
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    Re: Merckx Corsa SL restoration

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    More please

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    Merckx Corsa SL restoration

    After clear coat
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    Merckx Corsa SL restoration

    PPG ceramic clear coat over satin pearl white, laser red and aquarius blue. Decals from Cyclomondo. Follow the painter on Instagram @bpmhigh

    Not traditional Motorola, but better in my opinion.

    Build has commenced. More pics to come over time.
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    Beautiful!

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    Gorgeous! Be sure to post more pictures when the complete build is done!

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    Merckx Corsa SL restoration

    Completed build.
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    Truly beautiful!

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    Looks great, thanks for the update!

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    I masked the Merckx Spears on a rebuild I did.

    Your bike came out great

    Most Merckx Paint jobs typically mix flat color with metallic. The Original Faema Bikes were White Pearl Metallic and Flat Tomato red. The Reds on both the 7-11 and Motorola Bikes were flat color.

    ADR was all metallic

    your original paint looks like the old Lotto colors
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    still not figgering on biggering

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    Here is a blog about the restore;

    https://velopaint.wordpress.com/portfolio/motorola-2/

    I also put together a resource site on FaceBook;

    https://www.facebook.com/eddymerckxveloofsteel
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    Super nice job. Way to go. I am a campy fan but there is a soft spot in my heart for that Merkx/Paint/Component combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rplace13 View Post
    Super nice job. Way to go. I am a campy fan but there is a soft spot in my heart for that Merkx/Paint/Component combo.
    I'm lean toward Campy on my road bikes as well. My Motorola Merckx had to have Dura Ace, it is just correct livery for the bike
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