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Old 07-06-02, 05:55 PM   #1
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Painted my frame (follow up thread w/ pics)

Finally, all put together I painted my frame the other week and I have been reassembling it throughout the week.

Here are the before, during, and after pictures of my progress:

Before:



Paint blistering:



Wiping the old paint off:



All stripped, hung, and ready to go:



Spraying the primer



Spraying a red coat



After clear coats and reassembly, ready to ride!



My original thread:
Going to paint frame this weekend. Advice please!

Incase you are interested in what components I ride:
My setup, just assembled

My grips are setting, I'll be riding tomorrow

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Old 07-06-02, 07:11 PM   #2
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looks great!:thumbup:
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Old 07-06-02, 07:24 PM   #3
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looks great!:thumbup:
Hey, thanks pal! I'd love to see how yours came out also.

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Old 07-06-02, 07:52 PM   #4
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I don't have a digital cam so I've gotta wait 'til I can get the roll developed. Should be this weekend though.
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looks like a pro did the painting, on your bike, Nice Job
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Old 07-07-02, 11:27 AM   #6
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Nice job - shows it can be worth doing it yourself.

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very well done, it looks very good for being done all by spray cans. good job :thumbup:
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Wow, that looks great guy! Now go ride it and put some scratches on it!!
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Wow that thing came out nice! Nice job! I'm thinking about redoing my paint!

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Thanks for the compliments guys

If you are thinking about painting your frame, go for it. You can get a finish that will look as good as factory paint, it just won't be as durable. If you have any questions, just let me know I can try to help.

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Great pictures, and great paint job!!! I could almost smell the paint fumes when viewing the pix.
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nice paint job dude!

is that standard?

i never really cared what my bikes looked like and usually had a hard time geting off them long enough to take them completley apart to paint but i did paint a pair of forks once and they came out better than factory in look and the paint lasted a damm long time.

all I did was buy some polyurathane spray paint, rough sand the forks and sprayed until they were covered. it was a really warm day and the paint just went on well.

that paint is just really good stuff...... try it sometime.

I forget the brand and I can't even find it anymore at the local hardware store but i'm sure it exists.
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Sometime ago I painted a frame. The paiint took a long time to dry. It also was not too durable. What brand of paint did you use?

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the brand of paint i used is:

Zynolyte Premium Quality Spray Paint
Interior/Exterior POLYURETHANE Formula

for extra toughness

that is exactly what it says on the can. it worked way beyond belief. I got it a Eagle Hardware years(maybe 8?) ago.

I haven't seen it in a long time.
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here is mine finally. I got the pics developed...no digital cam yet.
I suck at photography so only a couple of pics came out ok.

My neighbor wanted her old Performance bike to be painted with an Urban Camo scheme but she didn't want it to look TOO good. She didn't want to feel bad when she scratched it up. So, instead of masking off the design as planned, I just used some homemade stencils and didn't worry too much about overspray. The silver/gray does not show up well in the picture.

I've painted maybe 6-7 frames so far but most were single colors with no special designs. This was my first attempt and something like this. She loved it and so did her friend who asked me to paint her bike also. I guess that is what counts, right? BTW, I do this just for fun since I love bikes and love to paint.
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Old 08-09-02, 10:55 PM   #16
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oops...I'll be right back. I seem to have forgotten something.
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oops...I'll be right back. I seem to have forgotten something.
Hey, where are the pictures ?

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Here it is
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Looks very nice urban_assault! The urban camo is a great idea for a paint job.

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