Restoration Services

Waterford’s legendary restoration services can bring back your glorious steed to virtually better than new condition.  COUPON

  • Full Refinishing: This is our classic repaint service.  The restoration is performed to change styling as well as to clean up chips, scratches and rust.  Though we specialize in Waterfords, Gunnars and Schwinn Paramount, we have restored dozens of brands including Raleigh, Trek, Bianchi, Merckx, Rossin, Rivendell and many others.
  • Minor frame repairs: We can fix dents, add, remove or replace bosses, removing stuck seatposts, bottom brackets, stems and other components, as well as other small repairs.
  • Dropout spreading: We can spread rear dropouts on a variety of brands.  This may involve replacing the brake bridge to preserve seat stay straightness.
  • Major repairs: We can replace tubes and dropouts on most Waterfords, Gunnars and Schwinn Paramounts.
  • Minor frame repairs: We can fix dents, add, remove or replace bosses and other small repairs.
  • Dropout spreading: We can spread rear dropouts on a variety of brands.  This may involve replacing the brake bridge to preserve seat stay straightness.
  • Major repairs: We can replace tubes and dropouts on most Waterfords, Gunnars and Schwinn Paramounts.
  • Limited re-chroming of forks, head lugs and stays (by contract).

Our full repainting services generally include the following steps in the base price:

  • Chemical stripping: Standard for metal frames, the chemical stripping removes the existing rust and paint, preparing it for the new finish. This process preserves chrome plating and can reveal otherwise unaddressed structural issues.
  • Alignment for Waterford, Gunnar and Paramounts as well as most other steel frames.
  • Polyurethane prime coating.
  • High quality base auto paint and clear coats.
  • A wide range of available decals: Especially for Waterfords, Gunnars and Paramounts. Other decals may be available by special request.
  • Clearcoat finish.
  • Optional Anti-Corrosion treatment: Protect the insides of tubing from the effects of road salt and other sources of rust.