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Old 07-08-14, 10:11 AM
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Matte black?

I've been thinking of re-painting my bike for a while now, but I can't decide on whether it is worth the effort of removing the paint and hours of sanding. There are these chips on the paint which is really bothering me, do you think this bike would suit a matte black finish?

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Old 07-08-14, 10:15 AM
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Matte black is gaining popularity with auto makers. If you paint it matte black you can sell it as the a stealth mtb. I'm sure you could find some sucker to buy it.
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You can get powder coat in a Matte Black too .. the prep of removing the paint is part of the process

the metal has to be bare and untouched before the powder can stick evenly ,

so no purpose in doing the paint removal first , other than wasting your time.
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the bike is 75% black already,,,,,
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Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice
If you paint it matte black you can sell it as the a stealth mtb.
Assault mountain bike, its black, no wood on it and has way more than 10 speeds. Make all kinds of know-nothing politicians very very nervous.

OP: Plasti dip could be cool too. Its rubbery stuff meant to give a handle to tools that don't have one. Used to be you'd dip a tool in it, now they have spray.

Not sure the prep for it if there even is any but supposedly if you get tired of it you can just peel it off.


Google image search for plasti dipped wheels.

(When I was a PC tech at best buy 20 years ago we had some red plasti dip and I made a prison-shank looking thing to open boxes with out of a sharpened [on concrete floor for realism] dipped isa slot cover)

VVVVV matte army green trek 8.3 was my 1st choice in a new bike and looked so awesome with that paint but I just couldn't justify the extra $100 for that plus a one level higher rear-derailler + a heavier steel sus-fork. Not that my matte black crosstrail isn't awesome looking itself. VVVVVV

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My son's bike is olive matte and it is really cool.
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Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice
Matte black is gaining popularity with auto makers. If you paint it matte black you can sell it as the a stealth mtb. I'm sure you could find some sucker to buy it.
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