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Old 06-01-09, 04:06 PM   #1
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DIY Paint Bike Designs

I've seen lot of posts about DIY paint jobs, but I'm just looking to paint/stamp designs onto an already finished commuter frame. Is this possible? Has anyone tried and succeeded/failed to do this? It would be on my commuter bike, so it's not a big deal if it doesn't look pro, but it would be nice if the paint actually stayed on the bike, and I didn't have to take the wheels (it's fixed) off or strip the frame and completely re-paint the whole thing.
I really appreciate any suggestions!
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Old 06-01-09, 05:33 PM   #2
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Sure you can do it, provided you clean the base paint of dirt and old wax/polish first. I've used model paint to touch up chips and scratches on my old bikes, and it stays on. You'll probably get more professional results if you strip off the wheels and components, and it will make it easier to access the entire frame.

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Great, thanks! Do you have any suggestions for model paint brands/specific types?
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