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Old 04-12-11, 06:49 PM   #1
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Amateur rattlecanning results

I know this is a sensitive topic, but I got a Schwinn Suburban which the previous owner had rattlecanned with godawful flat red. I did a lazy-man's rattlecan over that with Dupli-color Metalspecks (Retro red) and managed not to get too much paint on the parts, which I didn't remove. I am very satisfied with the results, and I'm sure if anyone is thinking about rattlecanning and does a better prep/masking job, they'd get a nice color with Metalspecks.

I'm not claiming this is a good, even job, and I'm also aware it's gonna be trashed in a month, but my wife doesn't ride that much.
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Old 04-12-11, 07:03 PM   #2
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If you and the wife like it; it's a raving success!!! Ride like you stole it!!

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