Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
wow. what a ***
You're so obsessed with that word, aren't you?
Mude, take the advice of the Fire Chuck over us. Because at 14, he must have more experience than the rest of us. If you have rust, you should use a chemical remover, such as Naval Jelly, which will completely remove all the rust, without taking off extra metal. Before primering, scuff the frame with a Scotchbrite pad so the primer will stick better. If you know anyone at a body shop, or car dealership, you may be able to have them paint your frame when they're spraying a car. I had a friend at Toyota that got a sweet Supra pearlescent white paint job dirt cheap. Clear coat included.
If you're doing this at home with spray cans, there's a few things to keep in mind. You'll need ventilation, so you're not huffing paint. At least do this with the garage door open. Temperature is important too, so do it at the hottest time of day for best results. If your garage or workplace is dusty, you can even spray a light mist of water on the floor before you start, so that you don't churn up dust. Go search the road and MTB forums also, as there's lots of tips on painting. Powder coat is the best option if you're keeping the bike a while.