Join Date: May 2001
Bikes: 2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
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I uesed Hammerite which is normally an AWESOME spray paint (use it on rock rails on my jeep.. gooood stuff).. and it just wouldn't dry and it came out poor.
The section where I used rustoleum came out 100% better.
The other portion is I painted it blue and white, and I've come to the conclusion that white is just a bad choice anyway due to getting dirty all the time.
I used Jasco paint stripper which works great; but it is toxic as all get up. It ate through vinyl gloves, burns skin... But it removed the paint clean.
If anything, I didn't wait long enough for the primer to bond, and I probably put the hammerite on to thick at first. Small thin coats is the key I suppose. It didn't have time to dry properly. But, it's a beater bike, so it's cool.
I may strip it again and repaint it again.. Flat black?
But, really, I want to get out of painting it and get on the road.. Just waiting for my track cog to get here.
I've got brake issues too, but I posted that question in the mechanic forum.