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    help bike paint

    I'm looking to paint my Bmx bike. are there any good internet resources about painting BMX bikes? I need to disassemble and paint the frame, but i dont know any parts and stuff. HELP!!
    also, i need to know what to use to paint it? spraypaint? sand it down? paint thinner? primer? help plz. it is a GT bike with factory paint if it makes a difference. thanksm

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    For the best finish you should sand down all the paint on your frame, then put 1 or 2 coats of primero it atleast. Then go to any place you can find spray paint(ment for metal use), and put atleast 2 coats of that on.

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    Look in the MTB and Mechanic threads - this has already been covered heaps of times.

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    Masking tape and a rattlecan, the traditional BMX way!

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    Oh, also, are there any resources that will show me how to disassemble/reassemble my bike? i have a GT Zone. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyshackle
    Oh, also, are there any resources that will show me how to disassemble/reassemble my bike? i have a GT Zone. Thanks.
    Yes.

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    How to strip and paint in under 4 hours:


    -Buy a large and small size METAL paint stripper that fits onto a drill.

    -Do the job all at once as you're going to have very small paint chips stuck to your body/eyes/hair/clothes/garage floor.

    -To make the job easier work on what angles you hold the drill until you see a difference in how much strips off.

    -I stripped mine on the ground in our back yard

    -If you are pressing too hard, you could probably angle it or change your location in relation to the bike.

    -Rotate the bike and try grinding off paint from different angles, it will decrease the time it takes to strip.

    -You can paint the bike with all the cables and crank on if you like. Get a piece of cardboard to hide things as your painting. Example: when I painted the left side of the vertical tube in front of the crank, I put the cardboard behind the tube to stop paint from getting on the crank. When I painted the tubes with cables on them, I pulled on the cable and got the cardboard under it to mask it.

    - NEVER hold a spray paint can in one spot. You must always be moving the can or you will get runs. Start spraying in the air or on the cardboard then move in waves back and forth across the tubes.


    -If an area is hard to get to, flip the bike around until it isnt. Dont lean over upside down on the other side to paint something.

    -Let it dry, add more.

    -If paint chips, give it a nice touch up.

    -Dont forget the cardboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypersnazz
    Masking tape and a rattlecan, the traditional BMX way!
    Yeah, but you have to hang it from your open garage door with a bent coat hanger for the proper old school effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Yeah, but you have to hang it from your open garage door with a bent coat hanger for the proper old school effect.
    Not only that, you have to make sure to get a little overspray on the seat, tires, driveway and mom's new SUV. 100 points each for paint runs on the side of the frame from laying it down and shooting one side at a time.

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    And make sure when you respray when the paint isn't fully dry so it bubbles up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypersnazz
    Not only that, you have to make sure to get a little overspray on the seat, tires, driveway and mom's new SUV. 100 points each for paint runs on the side of the frame from laying it down and shooting one side at a time.
    I actually sprayed a Toyota Celica in my dad's garage, next to his BMW. We knew it all in high school.

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    are the bike parts of a bmx and how to set it up the same as that bike site u showed me in the earlier post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyshackle
    are the bike parts of a bmx and how to set it up the same as that bike site u showed me in the earlier post?
    Yes, and there are fewer of them. The beauty of reading FIRST and asking questions LATER is you'll have a much better idea what questions to ask.

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    i was thinking about painting my bike but i wanna keep the graphics like the brand name, anyway of buying new ones or a way to save it? i can put duct tape over it but the silver could still come through a little maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frsshh
    i was thinking about painting my bike but i wanna keep the graphics like the brand name, anyway of buying new ones or a way to save it? i can put duct tape over it but the silver could still come through a little maybe.
    Depends on the bike, but you can usually order frame decals by contacting the manufacturer or having your LBS do it for you.

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    Don't be a slave to some corporate label. I'm going to order that custom Ti BMX frame and slap some "Next" stickers on it.

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    Ex you're so unpredictable.

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    use extra hardner so u get a thougher finish, u should go to a car body paint shop and let them it do 4 u
    just ride....

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