Triumph Mountain Bike, Villiger Cabgona Touring Bike
Painting my tourer!
I've decided that I want to paint my new touring bike. (Well, new to me, it's actually used). I'd love to go with a black/red combination, and ideally, I'd love to do it myself. But, I have been advised by people on other forums to get it done by a professional. Or, if I don't want to do that, then prepare, prepare, prepare.
Does anyone here have any tips on painting a touring bike yourself? I've got a bit of room indoors to do it in the winter - or I can wait until Spring and take it outside into our shed, and do it there.
I've also considered using Plasti-Dip as a (much cheaper) alternative. My Dad's going to get his plasti-dipped and I said that I'll wait and see how his turns out. Kinda think that Plasti-Dip's a bit of a cheap cop-out... But, I'm willing to give it a try.
The only such painting I've been satisfied with is using commercial two-part automotive polyurethane paint systems. It takes equipment, respirators, a makeshift paint booth, etc.. Not something you'd likely take on for a one-off project. Best to find someone already set up, then do as much as the prep work as possible yourself.