Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-20-06, 10:42 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Madison, WI
Bikes: a crappy one
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Official Painting a Bike with Auto-Air Paints Thread

Sorry if this seems redundant, but I've been researching on painting a bike and I'm overwhelmed by the various opinions on various methods. Can we use this thread to cover Auto-Air paints as a cheaper yet durable solution to painting bikes?

I am restoring a Schwinn Cruiser and would like to paint it (frame, fenders, chainguard) with a pearl or metal flake blue. Can anyone (who's done it) outline the process from stipping the original paint, to primer and sanding, to paint, to clear coating?

germs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-06, 12:40 PM   #2
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Search the forum for my recent diatribes about frame painting and refininshing.
Here's another shot of some Auto-Air Colors I used on an old Powerlite aluminum BMX frame.
It was ultimately finished with about 4 coats of PPG DCU 2042 clear. TOXIC! wear proper breathing aparatice when spraying!!
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:15 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.