i have a frame i want to "paint". its an iro which are cro-mo steel. the previous owner removed the paint, gave it a brushed metal look, and a crappy clear coat. ive ridden it for the last year and my sweat has given it some surface rust. i want to remove the rust, bring more of the brushed look back, cover it with pink glitter, and give it a strong clear coat so the glitter doesnt come off. professional looking is not an issue bc i prefer diy anyway. i realize it wont be a smooth finish and exposed skin might get rubbed a little raw but i use a top tube pad so i think that should be a problem.
figured id use steel wool and/or fine sandpaper for the rust and to bring the brushed look back.
mix the glitter in an epoxy (other suggestions? i thought about glitter paint which has small flakes in it but thought it might not adhere too well) and brush 1 or 2 coats on
then clear coat and lacquer it
heres my questions... does that sound like it would work? any recommendations for the glitter (obviously thinner is better)? epoxy recommendation? clear coat or lacquer recommendations? id tape off dropouts and holes but would i need to prep anything else, eg, metal for better adhesion? if everyone says just get a pro job about how much you think it would be since theres no paint and id remove the rust myself? anything else i should be thinking about?