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    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?

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    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.

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    Last edited by louiecalma; 02-07-11 at 12:10 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by louiecalma View Post
    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:

    Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 02-07-11 at 04:14 PM.
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    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?

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    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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