THERE'S MORE THAN JUST BIKE REPAIR GOING ON AT CHESTER CYCLES
Over the past few years, I've been tasked with repairing all manner of items, from cracked ceramic lamps to turntable plinths to mailboxes to hi-fi speakers. I figure, why not avail my services to everyone? So here's this page, showing a small overview of what can be repaired or repainted.
-Almost anything ceramic can be repaired and repainted to a color that better fits your decor.
-Turntable bases can be returned to original, or changed to almost anything you can imagine.
-Small audio speaker cabinets can be painted (or sometimes veneered) to match your decor
-Plastic automobile steering wheels; in a previous career, I worked on collectible autos, and restored a few of the plastic steering wheels that were prevalent during the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Small crack repairs, epoxy work, and new color with clearcoat are all possibilities. Competitive pricing, too.
-Lots of decorative items can be restored or changed; I've done MCM cat figurines, outdoor Camark "Climbing Cats", wall-mount mailboxes, wall-hanging decoratives, pictture frames, wall plates, cabinet hardware, pretty much anything that can be painted.
-Some small appliances can be redone, too, including 'cool touch' toasters, microwaves, and blenders.
-If you've got something that isn't listed, but needs some new life, please inquire, it can probably be painted!
Here's a gallery of items that I have worked on in the past. I love rescuing damaged ceramic lamps and giving them new color and life:
And a few turntables that were given a fresh coat of color to cover the drab and dour silver look:
And here's the reimagined artwork. These are mostly paintings or prints rescued from thrifts stores, alleys, or garage sales and given an interesting new take. If you've got a painting that's just sitting around looking sad, and you'd like to do something unique with it, contact me for some suggestions, I'd love to make it into something to call your own!
A few pair of audio speakers that were jazzed up to better fit into retro-themed places
And way down here is an example of steering wheel restoration. This 59 Pontiac Star Chief had a wheel that had cracks at the spoke/rim junctions, and numerous small cracks along the top of the wheel, along with paint wear. I epoxied the larger cracks to give them strength, then filled the smaller cracks and sanded it all smooth. Applied a primer, sealer, color-matched salmon pink metallic color, and then clear coat.
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