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To repaint or not to repaint... that is the question

Old 02-28-09, 02:16 PM
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To repaint or not to repaint... that is the question

Schwinn Super Sport - pink/white . . .

I was thinking of going black with gold detailing and gold wheels....











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Old 02-28-09, 02:16 PM
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any suggestions?
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Old 02-28-09, 02:49 PM
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black with gold sounds nice
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Old 02-28-09, 02:52 PM
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Nah, that paint's not in bad enough condition to warrant re-painting.
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Old 02-28-09, 02:53 PM
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Leave it as is, gold and black has been done to death, trust me
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Old 02-28-09, 02:55 PM
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Pink/magenta and gold will work much better.
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Old 02-28-09, 03:04 PM
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that paint job is in pretty nice shape. i would keep that bike original and sell it, then get another bike with crappier paint and repaint that one.
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Old 02-28-09, 03:08 PM
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Yeah I would leave it as is.
Keeping it as original as it came is a lot cooler than any color combination.
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Definitely feeling the current paint job, and it seems to be in great shape. Personally I'd keep it and go with silver/chrome components.
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Old 02-28-09, 03:26 PM
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Just no paint thinner--Repaint and thin no more!
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Originally Posted by bboy314 View Post
Definitely feeling the current paint job, and it seems to be in great shape. Personally I'd keep it and go with silver/chrome components.
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...R888_aol_2.htm

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Old 02-28-09, 03:31 PM
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That old paint looks so nice! I would never think of repainting it.
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Old 02-28-09, 10:43 PM
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I love repainting bikes. I think I'm going to just repaint it once a year, just purely for a winter project ritual thing.
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keep the pink
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Old 03-01-09, 03:21 PM
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lol who doesnt like pink
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Leave it!!!
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Pink w/ a strong gold. I've seen it done on cars and it looks crazy. Not alot of people with the same color scheme, and it looks good, suprisingly.
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Old 03-01-09, 03:37 PM
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I like the original paint to be honest.
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Old 03-02-09, 01:28 PM
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keep the original paint, it looks fine the way it is. plus that frame isn't worth enough to warrant the cost and effort of a re-paint. (yes, even if you do it yourself...)
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Definitely leave it as is. It looks good enough to sell and get something else.
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Old 03-02-09, 06:15 PM
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That paint looks awesome and is in great shape. I'd rather ride that than a repaint
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Old 03-02-09, 07:55 PM
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No need to repaint... So, Just leave it.
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Old 03-05-09, 07:41 AM
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I will run the original for now, I don't have enough money for wheels yet let alone a can of black paint and clear coat. Once it gets beat up I will reconsider but for now I just want to get it rolling. Plus, I might be man enough to rock the pink but we will just see about that.
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