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    new paint job on my Giant

    Folks,

    I've been researching for a few weeks on how to paint a bicycle frame. I just want to run what I think I need to do thus far, and see if there is anything I missed. My frame right now has a white coat of ordinary spraypaint on it; therefore, it is scratched to hell and chipped. There was nothing wrong with the original paint; the previous owner just wanted a white bicycle.

    SO I plan on sanding the white paint down to the original blue coat. I do not want to go any further than this because, a) I don't have the proper sanding tools, b) I don't have the patience, c) I do not think it is necessary for what I'm trying to achieve. Throw a coat of white acrylic car paint on, wet sand, another coat, wet sand, then the last coat. Once dry, apply a coat of clear coat, wet sand (high grit), and apply a final clear coat.

    Does this sound reasonable? I know it won't turn out anything like a professional powdercoat, but for me that is fine.

    Thanks

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    Sounds like a lot of work. Is the frame worth it? Anyway as long as you sand down to a solid base the auto paint shoud work. Make sure you give it enough time to cure before you put on the clear coat. It still will be "soft" compared to factory paint jobs, meaning it will chip eaiser than most factory paints.

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    It will void the warranty.
    I do all my own work = I have very low standards

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