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    Ghetto Paint job suggestions?

    I can't justify spending $100 to get a $40 frame painted, so I think I'm gonna spray paint it myself. Anyone done this? What should be done to get the nicest finish possible for the least amount of $$$? Clearcoats? Should I strip what's on there before I primer?

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    dude do what jay rooney did to his pista. buy two yards of stick-on vinyl from your hardware store for $2.50, make paper patterns of each tube going weld to weld, cut out the vinyl and stick it on. job done. benefits are you can change color whenever you feel like it

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    "Lets see, today....I'm feeling...Green"

    Thats actually not a bad idea. And it certainly is within my budget.

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    look in the fg pictures thread, last couple days, to see it

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    When I painted my beater I bought a couple of cans of Rustoleum (the color I wanted & a can of primer), hit the whole thing with a medium-grit sandpaper, & wiped it all down with some mineral spirits before painting. That seems to have worked well enough for me, though I probably could've stood to clearcoat it as well. No matter, though, as I can always to a little touch-up if needed.

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    Spend hours upon hours perfecting your frame and then suddenly within an instant while you were away your bike fell while locked to the signpost and the scratches have emerged. But I spent all that time perfecting it...

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    The vinyl idea sounds hot. I was going somethingn simililar but with the liquid vinyl they use to coat the handles of tools. I was just going to brush it on and see what happened. Heh, I still might.
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    That vinyl idea is perfect for me; minimal bike-unrideable time, minimal clean-up, minimal cost. Just one problem. Where does one find adhesive-backed vinyl? Any ideas about the types of retailers that would stock this? I searched Home Depot and Lowes, no dice.
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    my local hardware store carries it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    That vinyl idea is perfect for me; minimal bike-unrideable time, minimal clean-up, minimal cost. Just one problem. Where does one find adhesive-backed vinyl? Any ideas about the types of retailers that would stock this? I searched Home Depot and Lowes, no dice.
    I got mine at shop rite. It's cheap and it sticks well, i had to do 2 layers to make it completely opaque.
    I found some at lowes but it's "repositionable" you don't want that. it will fall off.
    Little hardware stores like ACE/Truevalue might have a "contact paper" display.
    i never tried it, but that stuff might work.

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    anyone remember the insides of automobile trunks in the 70s. that really thick paint, comes out pre textured, that wouldl be cool!
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    My paint job is the defination of ghetto.

    1. Dont take off your headset, back wheel, seat, or anything except your front wheel.
    2. Tape plastic bags around things you dont want paint on.
    3. Start sanding the paint down then realize its too much work to be doing on a 90 degree day.
    4. Coat primer over the existing paint.
    5. Paint the color you desire.

    Yes, I really did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jk610
    My paint job is the defination of ghetto.
    Did someone say 'ghetto paint job'?


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    What about that floor sealer/paint? It comes in a few different colors and is wear/oil resistant. Don't know if adhesion to steel/Al would be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ofofhy
    What about that floor sealer/paint? It comes in a few different colors and is wear/oil resistant. Don't know if adhesion to steel/Al would be a problem.

    http://www.rustoleum.com/EPOXYShield...ipType=MP#WNTA

    I was also thinking about this stuff Hammerite. I remember painting a rusted b-ball rim with it when I was young, and it never rusted again. I think it has fiberglass reinforcing fibers in it.

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    I did mine with Dupli-Color spraypaint and it's holding up very, very well. Definitely more durable than Basso's factory paint job. I used sandable primer and their engine enamel, because it comes in low-gloss black. It has to cure, but I had nowhere to ride at the time anyway, so I let it sit for a week and get nice and hard. About 10 months later now and the only scratches are from things that would scratch through any paint job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrooney
    I got mine at shop rite. It's cheap and it sticks well, i had to do 2 layers to make it completely opaque.
    I found some at lowes but it's "repositionable" you don't want that. it will fall off.
    Little hardware stores like ACE/Truevalue might have a "contact paper" display.
    i never tried it, but that stuff might work.

    i got some at the hardware store on the next block, $1.25 a yard.

    couldn't be bothered to do the tricky bits there and then, so i just did the top, down and seat tubes and cut "lugs" in the end

    looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    i got some at the hardware store on the next block, $1.25 a yard.

    couldn't be bothered to do the tricky bits there and then, so i just did the top, down and seat tubes and cut "lugs" in the end

    looks great!
    pics?

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    this evening

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    what i did:

    1. strip the original paint
    2. spray on primer and let dry
    3. spray on paint in light thin layers...let it dry completely between layers
    4. spray on clear coat

    cost me about $10 roth of krylon

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    1. remove everything from the frame
    2. strip original paint from frame with aircraft paint stripper, wire brush, rubber gloves, etc
    3. spray gray primer that your dad steals from work
    4. spray frame with Dupli-color Chevrolet Orange engine enamel.
    5. enjoy it while it lasts!
    6. repeat steps 1 thru 5.
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    Ive got a few ideas for you guys!

    Truck bed liner! It can be had for cheap at wallymart and comes in spraycans.

    Someone said something about that coating inside older car trunks, Ask and you shall recieve!
    Eastwood.com trunk paint They ahve all kinds of automotive stuff you could use on a bicycle frame!

    Oh...........and if ya want some carbon rear seat stays, wrap them in some of this, even comes in different colors!!!Tape Works Carbon Look Vinyl
    Search the site, they have some reflective stuff and hundreds of colors of vinyl including metallic and chrome.

    For Vinyl, go to sign shops like Fast signs or something similar, you can buy all you want!
    Gotta think outside the box, HD isnt the end all be all to get stuff!
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    eddiebrannan - you talking about the spot on Bleeker and Lafayette?

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    no, the hardware store on kenmare and mott (southeast corner). they have a few rolls right in the window.

    i dare someone to do woodgrain

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...60#post1572960
    Last edited by eddiebrannan; 09-13-05 at 10:00 AM.

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    ooohhh woodgrain mmm...I like that! Someone please bless us with woodgrain.

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