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Old 10-22-07, 01:22 PM
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painting the frame

I want to paint my frame all white but am not sure how to do it. any advice?
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Old 10-22-07, 02:58 PM
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get paint and paint it @_@ nah, search "rattle can jobs" there's a nice long thread with ppl's work.
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strip all old paint w/ aircraft grade paint stripper...can probably get from Wal-mart. then spray with hose. dry. primer. dry. paint. dry. clear coat. dry

apply paint, primer and clear coat in thin coats and allow to dry between coats. Do it with patience and your rattle can job can come out really pro looking.
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if you're in pa, (central) pm me.
my powdercoater can do your frame cheaper than you would spend on sandpaper, primer, and paint.
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strip all old paint w/ aircraft grade paint stripper...can probably get from Wal-mart. then spray with hose. dry. primer. dry. paint. dry. clear coat. dry

apply paint, primer and clear coat in thin coats and allow to dry between coats. Do it with patience and your rattle can job can come out really pro looking.
NO DO NOT SPRAY WITH HOSE!!!!! once your steel is exposed you have to be very careful because oxidation begins imediately. Water and oxogen = rust and peeling paint. after it is stripped get "Prep all" wax and greese remover and wipe down the entire frame. This removes all oil and paint dust and leaves no residue so you can paint right over it. Be careful and wear rubber gloves during the entire process from strip to clear. Oil on your hands will cause the paint to bubble and wrinkle. Also some people wet sand in between coats with a 2000 grit paper and it helps it look money as well. IMO it's a little extreme since rattle can jobs will chip and ding so easily anyway. before you start to paint make sure you have the frame set up so you can hit the whole frame without moving it so as to avoid finger prints. I used a broom stick in the seat tube and a stick in the BB hole to rotate on the broom stick. I would also suggest getting your paint at an auto store, that paint tends to be more suited to a bike. Good luck and post your pics when your done!
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