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Detail painting on new powder coat

Old 08-15-10, 08:48 PM
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Detail painting on new powder coat

I just got my steel frame powder coated and I want to add some hand painted graphics on top of the coating. My problem is, I don't know what type of paint I can use to do this. I want something durable so that it doesn't chip off after I paint it.

The other things is I need 4 different colors so I was hoping to find an inexpensive solution. I keep thinking about painting the details with acrylics and then spraying over them with a hard clear coat from duplicolor like the clear for wheels, but the more I think about this the more I worry about layering polyurethane over acrylics.

Any thoughts on the best way to go about doing this durably and inexpensively?


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Old 08-16-10, 12:08 AM
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No experience personally hand paintings cool stuff on bikes, but I know someone who does. They use sign painters paint, very nasty stuff made to last for years outside in the rain.
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Old 08-16-10, 01:06 PM
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I looked into sign painters paint, specifically a brand called 1-shot, but it's about $10 per quarter pint and the hardener is $40. That's too expensive for me, especially since I plan to use it on only this project. :/
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Old 08-16-10, 02:36 PM
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Testors enamel model paint. Comes in a variety of colours. Ideally, you would clear-coat over everything once you've added your details.
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