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    painting questions

    i have been reading through some of the threads that talk about painting..
    seems to me many people are impatient to skip steps and get right to the top coat.
    then get frustrated because they have to do it over.

    am i mistaken in thinking that painting a frame SHOULD be like painting a car?
    the key to a good top coat are sanding and undercoats - giving one the smoothest surface possible
    can someone point me to a thread or directions that apply the same paint job as a car?

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    This one is good......Read the whole thing for the good parts.

    Frame painting: The Basics for a DIYer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpug505
    This one is good......Read the whole thing for the good parts.

    Frame painting: The Basics for a DIYer?

    gREAT!
    thanks

    i keep forgetting there are other forums besides C&V...can't imagine why.

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    There are four basic things to know about painting bikes, cars, homes, and water towers:
    1-Prep
    2-Prep
    3-Prep
    4-Paint

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