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Old 07-25-04, 10:47 PM
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sanding and priming and painting oh my!

ok guys the time has come im repainting my bike what kind of paint would u recomend thats really tuff (next to powder coating) thanks
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Old 07-27-04, 03:49 PM
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What kind of budget are you on?
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what kind of bike do u have, and y r u repainting it?
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Old 07-27-04, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Ninshadow
What kind of budget are you on?
i dunno like 20-40 bucks
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Old 07-27-04, 10:27 PM
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what kind of bike do u have, and y r u repainting it?
a trek vert 4...the origional paint was just trashed and it was startin to rust pretty bad
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Old 07-27-04, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jrt1990
and y r u repainting it?
Why does it matter? He wants to repaint it for whatever reason so you should let him do what he wants. I just use a brand called "Household paint" and it only costs 94 cents a can. I use 5 layers of the color and then 5 layers of clear, it works really well.
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Old 07-28-04, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BiKe_GuY666
Why does it matter? He wants to repaint it for whatever reason so you should let him do what he wants. I just use a brand called "Household paint" and it only costs 94 cents a can. I use 5 layers of the color and then 5 layers of clear, it works really well.
house hold?? is that gonna take the abuse that im gonna put it through it dosnt sound like it no offense but i need some bullet proof stuff ya know really tough
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Old 07-28-04, 04:21 PM
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Umm, I bake cheap enamael spray paint 'CoverAll' @ 175 in the oven for 20 min and it glasses hard like car paint.

You have to entire strip the frame and get it hot. Not sure about house oven. Maybe heatlamps. I wrote a post, nobody cared.
Baking paints-enamaels, makes SOME of them harder. Test.

Meah,>jef.
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Old 07-28-04, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by novice_101
house hold?? is that gonna take the abuse that im gonna put it through it dosnt sound like it no offense but i need some bullet proof stuff ya know really tough
If you put enough coats on it, and I forgot the sanding and priming.
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Old 02-11-05, 03:28 AM
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hi have you got any tips on spraying do i need a primer and how much paint do i take off before i paint how many coats do i need
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Originally Posted by novice_101
a trek vert 4...the origional paint was just trashed and it was startin to rust pretty bad
repainting your bike isnt going to get rid of your rust
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Old 02-12-05, 02:52 AM
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i used polyurethane clear on this one its a much thicker glossier finish than enamel. the base is Duplicolor Laquer. i also heat my cans before painting. never thought of using heatlamps
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Originally Posted by Sledbikes
i used polyurethane clear on this one its a much thicker glossier finish than enamel. the base is Duplicolor Laquer. i also heat my cans before painting. never thought of using heatlamps

Sweet paint job man, I like it!
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Those are some interesting rims. :|
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I would use car paint, in fact, that's what I have used in the past. What follows will work amazingly with car paint and would be your best bet if you have to use spray paint which I wouldnt suggest. Strip the paint off the bike first. When you paint the bike, hang it by the bb if possible and spray 10 inches from the bike in straight even passes, dont stop while spraying out paint because you will get drips. Spray all the tubes first making sure to cover completely around and then spray all of the welded areas, being especially careful not to let the paint drip there. You will be tempted to hold the can or paint sprayer right up to the frame, just resist the urge. Spray on a base coat of primer (if you can find white primer it will work best because colors come up WAAAY better on top of white than on top of metal color) and when it dries sand it lightly with some pretty fine sand paper. The spray a layer of your color and when it dries sand it with fine sand paper, you dont want to sand it enough to get holes in the layer of paint, just enough to get rid of drips and smooth it all out. Do this for 4 to 5 layers, sanding every single layer lightly, all over, but like I said, not too much. Even sand the top layer. Then spray on a layer of clear coat and also sand it, use a clean piece of sand paper for this and do at least 2 layers of clear coat, 3 would be even better. Don't sand the final layer. Remember to let each layer completely dry before sanding. You will be done at this point and all the time and effort would have really paid off. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-13-05, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
Those are some interesting rims. :|
my version of sho gos homemade for about 30$ cheaper
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