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Old 07-26-08, 03:23 PM   #1
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Tips on painting

I want to paint my bike flat black. Any tips on painting what should i get? What do i take off of my bike? Never painted my bike before so i need lots of tips.
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Old 07-26-08, 03:44 PM   #2
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take everything off: i.e. wheels, cranks/sprocket/chain, bars/forks, and remember to cover up your BB bearings and headset bearings. and dont forget to sand your frame down first. all you really need to do.
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Old 07-26-08, 04:01 PM   #3
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Ok what do I kind of paint will I need. Any special way of putting the paint on like a spray gun. I'm new to painting.
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i usually just use spray paint. and if you want your frame flat black, then just buy flat black paint. its real simple. just make sure to do several coats.
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Old 07-26-08, 04:17 PM   #5
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OK, Thanks
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yea i was actually thinking about flat blacking my bike. right now its blue and it has a few layers of clear coat on top of it. so its shiny. its gettin old.
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Old 07-26-08, 04:39 PM   #7
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Yea, I just got a 2004 DK 4-pack and it's tan. I don't like it. Flat black looks awesome and I might also get some red and paint the cross on my chain wheel.
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that would be pretty dope.
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That would look cool.
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I painted some stuff using Krylon fusion and that stuff is great. Just sand the stuff with 400 grit sand paper and do a coat of paint every 5 minutes for like 5 times. You will be satisfied, beleive me. You can get the paint at Wally world
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krylon fusion? see when i flat black stuff, i use the 99 cent cans of spraypaint at the local walmart. 4 or 5 coats is fine. spraypaint is spraypaint dude.
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NO you want to buy a RED SCUFF PAD (if the paint is decent if not strip it down and sand the rust off) and some self etching primer! take everything off the bike and scuff the whole thing then dust in the self etching primer... You wasnt KRYLON Flat black BBQ paint or Flat black engine paint! this turns out the best... Buy 600+ grit paper and slowly sand down rough spots in between coats.

Begin:


Stripped and sanded:


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Think i might make a decent how to the next time im painting


*spray paint is not spraypaint* The hightemp and auto stuff holds up better if krylon BBQ is durable and flat.
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Old 07-27-08, 12:22 AM   #13
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Old 07-27-08, 09:56 AM   #14
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I'm using auto paint. I know someone that I can get it from cheap.
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Nice job NJ. Those bar's and fork look sick.
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Just make sure you primer it. It helps a lot with the paint sticking to the metal.
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NJ that looks dope dude. and i know that auto paint works best, but ive had some decent experiences with some really cheap paint. all i did was prime it first, and it turned out fine.
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Well, now it won't be done until later in the winter. My dad is making me play football.
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lame. making you though? how old are you?
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I think he said he's 15. And I play football, too. Summer's not over yet.
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15 and being forced to play football? just tell your dad to shove it and then hop on your bike and go cruise for a while.
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I think he said he's 15. And I play football, too. Summer's not over yet.
Football next week though.
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15 and being forced to play football? just tell your dad to shove it and then hop on your bike and go cruise for a while.
I know i wish I could but whatever i guess i'm stuck playing football.
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that blows dude. im not really gonna be able to ride for like the next two weeks, but ill make up for it eventually.
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I might just refuse to go like a little kid does. Maybe that will work it does for my little brother.
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