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louiecalma 02-06-11 01:06 PM

Bike Painting
 
I just primed my fork, frame, quill stem, and handlebar for my road bike. I want to make a very unique design by painting the frame's junctions with a different color from the tubes. Any advice in masking?

Monster Pete 02-06-11 02:26 PM

I would use a small paintbrush and tin of modelling enamel paint rather than spray paint for detailing work. Done carefully you can get a good finish and avoid getting paint where you don't want it.

louiecalma 02-07-11 12:05 AM

Actually, here are some pictures of my frame and fork.

http://img607.imageshack.us/i/1003740.jpg/
http://img534.imageshack.us/i/1003742f.jpg/
http://img696.imageshack.us/i/1003749.jpg/
http://img33.imageshack.us/i/1003750k.jpg/
http://img827.imageshack.us/i/1003753r.jpg/

If I use a small brush, how will I avoid a noticeable brush job?

ScottStr 02-07-11 04:05 PM

Nice Pics.

LesterOfPuppets 02-07-11 04:10 PM

Links are fine for me - pics of a white and green fork and frame for a skittles bike.

Quote:

Originally Posted by louiecalma (Post 12188874)
Actually, here are some pictures of my frame and fork.

If I use a small brush, how will I avoid a noticeable brush job?

I think he was suggesting a small brush for outlining the lugs, a common treatment. If you want to paint the entire lugs a contrasting color it will take very tricky masking indeed.

Here are outlined lugs:

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k...5-1534_IMG.jpg

louiecalma 02-07-11 04:16 PM

The white and gray paints were the primers. The final color will be black and green. If I mask it, will the paint be stripped by removing the tape?

LesterOfPuppets 02-07-11 04:17 PM

I think you'll need to allow very long cures between coats. I'd go long, like a week. Use green masking tape.

I better link to green masking tape.


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