Join Date: May 2005
Location: NW Wisconsin
Bikes: 2001 (?) Giant Iguana, 1997 Raleigh M-40, Huffy Stalker MTB winter beater
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It seems like paint from spray cans takes forever to cure. I painted a reflector for a light, and I could smell the paint fumes coming off because of the light's heat for a month. And that was with heat. Imagine how long it takes for the paint to cure without heat.
Professional paints probably cure faster because the hardening is a chemical process.
Sorry I can't offer any advice about what paints would be good. People seem to love powdercoating.
But if you do decide to go with professional paints, Peterpan1 recently said something which caught my attention...
"I sure depend on my lungs a lot more than the average person why would I risk them just to have a coating on my bikes that is the equal of the best industry can produce. Sounds like a bad trade."