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Old 09-04-06, 12:55 PM
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Bike painting

How well will car paint work for painting a bike, cause i know most bmx bikes are power coat
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Old 09-04-06, 12:59 PM
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Car. Bike. Have nothing in common.
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Old 09-04-06, 02:36 PM
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yo dude, i had my bro paint my frame and forks with a normal spray gun, he paints cars n my frame turned out fine and it looks really good and the paint is relativley strong
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Old 09-04-06, 04:11 PM
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Yep, car paint works fine. The end result is only as good as your prep work.
To remove old powdercoat, use Jasco paint & epoxy remover. Sand/bead/walnut shell blasting may damage the frame.
Got other Q's regarding bike painting? You can always PM me anytime.
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Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
Car. Bike. Have nothing in common.
Your smart?


Car paint is expensive, but if you are willing to dish out the money, it would work well, if you do it right...
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You didn't understand much of what I meant. Forget I said anything.
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You didn't understand much of what I meant. Forget I said anything.
Uhmmm, okay.
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Originally Posted by FireTeamCharlie
How well will car paint work for painting a bike, cause i know most bmx bikes are power coat
whats a power coat?
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It's a coat you wear that makes you stronger.
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where can i get me one 'o them?
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Old 09-04-06, 07:22 PM
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Your local pepboys.. right next to the clear coats.
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How well would a clear coat work for streaking?
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Originally Posted by mude
where can i get me one 'o them?
I hear Harry Potter is selling his from the movie on eBay...
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cool now maybe i can use on my chainless mountain bike
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cool now maybe i can use on my chainless mountain bike
Haha good times.

What are you going to do when your mom finds out you stole her chain from her bike?
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she doesnt ride it
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Car paint will work but it chips off easier on bails
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Car paint will work but it chips off easier on bails
Not if you clear coat it, at least from what ive seen...
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Can most body shops clear coat a frame for you, or is there a consumer clear coat that I could buy and somebody could recommend to me?
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Can most body shops clear coat a frame for you, or is there a consumer clear coat that I could buy and somebody could recommend to me?
Yeah, if you go to like Home Depot, or a store like that in the paint section there should be like a matte finish, or gloss, thats pretty much a clear coat.
And if your willing to dish out money, you can get car paint clear coat stuff...

As far as a local bike shop doing it for you, i dont know, you would have to do in and ask.
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