I am in the process of fixing up my dads 1970- something Dawes Galaxy road bike. I am planning on painting it deep blue or purple or something like that and maybe painting the luggs silver. I did a search on painting and found a few helpful treads.
I see that other people have had good results with paint cans and elbow grease.
My dad has an air compressor and paint gun,(never used the paint gun before).
I was wondering if I would get better, easier or cheaper results with the compressor or a paint can, I would think that you would have more color options if you use the compressor, but am just guessing.
As for the luggs would I mask the rest of the bike and spray them too, or paint them by hand? And do you know of a good shiny paint that would pass as crome or silver for the luggs?
One last thing, the headbadge is rivited on and I was wondering if I should just mask it or what.