I have a 2008 stolen wrap all Mattel black all stock. I replaced the back wheel about a week ago with the stock wheel. I've decided I want to paint parts on my bike. I want to paint my neck and my rims dark blue, would it be a better idea to buy new parts the color I want or have it professionally painted. Which would be cheaper? Thanks in advance!
DK cygnus, Trek Bruiser, no-name single speed roadie
If you want the paint to last, buy the parts already in the color you want. They are powder coated, not painted. It's a process where the color is basically "baked" on the metal, and this process really makes it hard. You CAN use auto paint, but if you look at it wrong, it'll chip and scratch (a little sarcastic there).