ANOTHER painting question
I looked at all sorts of painting threads, but I didn't see exactly what I was looking for. I'm painting a Scott AF-4 handlebar. Svr found a good picture of the model.
What is this handlebar for?
I'm sanding her down for a new painting. So far, I've used my Dremel to sand off the paint, but it left a fairly rough surface. I sanded it down with some 60 grit and then some 150. There are definitely some grooves, at the most half a millimeter deep. The vast majority are at the max half that deep. I'm curious exactly how smooth metal needs to be for a good painting.
I'm just doing some spray paint primer, Rustoleum, and clear coat. Speaking of clear coat, I'm curious if there's a difference between lacquer and enamel. The hardware store recommended enamel, but they don't exactly go around painting bikes.
Thanks in advance. If there is a thread that answers this, feel free to point me there and delete this one.
Note: I will not be taping the bar as much as the handlebars depicted. Also, the grooves are at a max probably a millimeter wide in one portion where I used a wire brush for sanding. I also have a brush add on to the Dremel that makes the metal very, very smooth, but it would take hours to go over the entire bar with it.
Last edited by Rainier22; 09-26-09 at 05:36 PM.
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