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Spraypainting my CREATE: The result!

Old 03-05-14, 09:43 AM
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Spraypainting my CREATE: The result!

It turned out much better than I had expected.
https://imgur.com/a/Ng24w

Even if the paint will go to **** in a week, It'll look better than it did before haha!


I used Henx paint btw, if anyone's interested.

Do's and dont's for others who might want to do this
DO:
- Put down a large piece of plastic
- Put down newspapers when you're going to spray
- Wait between layers of paint
- Keep distance from bike and spraycan
- Wait at least 24h before riding the newly sprayed bike, even after the drying period. I waited 36 hours myself
- Buy a paint mask, otherwise you'll get lightheaded really quickly
- Spray in a well ventilated, but not too windy area

DONT:
- Scrap off all your paint, looking back on the project I might aswell have painted over the paint I already had on there. It was a lot of work to scrap off all the paint, even after applying paint stripper.
- Buy a CREATE bike.
- Buy a bike you don't like the colors off
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Old 03-05-14, 09:57 AM
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That looks 100% horrendous. If I were you my next series of pics would show how to light a bike on fire.

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shoulda "scrapped" the bike instead of the paint.
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My god... You didn't take off the crankset???

Edit: or even the stem?? Don't have an Allen wrench set???
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Old 03-05-14, 11:12 AM
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this is your car, right?

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and how was everything rusted in place on a new bike? yeesh.
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Originally Posted by EnzoRWD
this is your car, right?

This… is horrifying.

To the OP, it looks better, but the other guys here are right. You probably damaged your bearings by not taking everything apart first. It's a relatively cheap bike, though, so ride it until it falls apart* and try to learn basic maintenance along the way. When it eventually does die you can upgrade.


*) No, I'm not saying the damaged bearings will make it fall apart, they'll probably just grind a bit and not roll as smoothly.
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Originally Posted by JamesCraps
My god... You didn't take off the crankset???

Edit: or even the stem?? Don't have an Allen wrench set???
+1

I do appreciate how someone with zero knowledge will go to all that effort to make a horrible how to guide
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ZeroKnowledge ≠ ZeroTroubles
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Buddy of mine went kind of insane when he was riding a Honda CB400 across the USA back i the late 80s. Somewhere in TX he decided it would be awesome to paint the bike black and hit everything with rattlecan... paying special attention to the cooling fins... bike died somewhere in Louisiana...
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Originally Posted by JeremyLC
This is horrifying.

To the OP, it looks better, but the other guys here are right. You probably damaged your bearings by not taking everything apart first. It's a relatively cheap bike, though, so ride it until it falls apart* and try to learn basic maintenance along the way. When it eventually does die you can upgrade.


*) No, I'm not saying the damaged bearings will make it fall apart, they'll probably just grind a bit and not roll as smoothly.
Well, it still works just as fine as it did before, besides I did ask those same guys on this forum right here, I'm pretty sure they both replied to it as well, https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...internet-karma! (take a look at the bottom of the thread especially)

But the only replies were HUEHUE LMGTFY and HUE HUE CLOWN BIKE and so on.

If only people would actually tell that before hand, instead of first being a dickass about it and then afterwards crying about it

Whatever, I just wanted to post this to let them know I did it anyway, and now I'm completely and officially done with this ****ty ass forum. Never has there been such a terrible community before, instead of helping beginners they just **** on them.

I'll check on this thread now and then but nothing more than that. Cya
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Old 03-05-14, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ZeroTroubles
Well, it still works just as fine as it did before, besides I did ask those same guys on this forum right here, I'm pretty sure they both replied to it as well, https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...internet-karma! (take a look at the bottom of the thread especially)

But the only replies were HUEHUE LMGTFY and HUE HUE CLOWN BIKE and so on.

If only people would actually tell that before hand, instead of first being a dickass about it and then afterwards crying about it

Whatever, I just wanted to post this to let them know I did it anyway, and now I'm completely and officially done with this ****ty ass forum. Never has there been such a terrible community before, instead of helping beginners they just **** on them.

I'll check on this thread now and then but nothing more than that. Cya
Don't take it so personal this subforum is known for being harshly honest, terrible jokes and lots and lots of gif posts. On that note.. your bike did come out horrendous; I did a bad rattle paint job one time and posted it up over in C&V I got very similar responses but at a lower level of snark, at first I took it as offensive.. then I realized they were just being honest.

Oh and a couple tips for you if you decide to try this again.. you will need masking tape, cloth for plugging threaded surfaces and you will also have to tape off those areas to prevent overspray into the threads. You may not need to remove all the paint, but you must at least evenly break the gloss all the way around the paint, anodized parts like your rims you will need to strip the anodizing and make sure everythings perfectly clean, you will want more than a piece of plastic to lay down you should want an entire "room" made of plastic that can hold the bike frame, your equipment and yourself as well as being ventilated by at the very least a box fan. Thin even coats with the rattlecan is extra extra important too, as can be wet sanding.. As for drying times.. If you've got the ceiling space you'd be better off throwing that sucker into there for a few weeks to give the paint a real chance to dry and harden as well, always allow drying time between processes IE Priming, Paint, Clearcoat...

Most importantly.. you only paint bare parts.. IE the frameset completely stripped down, or the fork with no crown race installed..

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Old 03-05-14, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ZeroTroubles
Well, it still works just as fine as it did before, besides I did ask those same guys on this forum right here, I'm pretty sure they both replied to it as well, https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...internet-karma! (take a look at the bottom of the thread especially)

But the only replies were HUEHUE LMGTFY and HUE HUE CLOWN BIKE and so on.

If only people would actually tell that before hand, instead of first being a dickass about it and then afterwards crying about it

Whatever, I just wanted to post this to let them know I did it anyway, and now I'm completely and officially done with this ****ty ass forum. Never has there been such a terrible community before, instead of helping beginners they just **** on them.

I'll check on this thread now and then but nothing more than that. Cya
People were helping you. You just refused to listen.
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Originally Posted by ZeroTroubles
Well, it still works just as fine as it did before, besides I did ask those same guys on this forum right here, I'm pretty sure they both replied to it as well, https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...internet-karma! (take a look at the bottom of the thread especially)

But the only replies were HUEHUE LMGTFY and HUE HUE CLOWN BIKE and so on.

If only people would actually tell that before hand, instead of first being a dickass about it and then afterwards crying about it

Whatever, I just wanted to post this to let them know I did it anyway, and now I'm completely and officially done with this ****ty ass forum. Never has there been such a terrible community before, instead of helping beginners they just **** on them.

I'll check on this thread now and then but nothing more than that. Cya
Yeah, I posted in that thread twice. The very last post in it is the moderator quoting me before locking the thread

As for this particular sub-forum, I read for awhile before posting so I could get a feel for what kind of behavior to expect. There's a mix of smartasses and helpful smartasses. If you can roll with the punches you can get good advice and information around here.

Now, go ride your bike until it dies, then upgrade.
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Go to "post your bike" thread and take a look what is the difference between your bike and our bikes... You really shouldn't waste any effort or money on this bike anymore... anymore
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I don't think a bike message board was needed...perhaps a spray paint message board would have been more useful.

https://www.spacepaintings.com/spraypaintart.html
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You meanies made him cry ='(

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=#post16550987
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Originally Posted by ZeroTroubles
It's full of a bunch of dicks just being dicks.

I've tried to ask them for suggestions and how to spraypaint my bike, and all I got was a bunch of Let me Google that for you links and replies stating how terrible my bike looks and that I should throw it in the trash. Well, that might be the reason I am asking you HOW TO SPRAY IT?

I'm done with this forum just because I feel like there's a lot more subs on this forum just like those. Bad influence on my first opinion, so bad that I'm done. See ya and I hope y'all do something about it.
Oh goodness gracious.. you guys just wrecked it for the rest of the subforums.. we won't get his "Gracious" company.
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Oh goodness gracious.. you guys just wrecked it for the rest of the subforums.. we won't get his "Gracious" company.
Thanks alot, d&^%s. He would have fit right in over on the 41.
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Originally Posted by RPK79
Thanks alot, d&^%s. He would have fit right in over on the 41.
I think they would have ripped him way harder over there for that paintjob though...
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I think they would have ripped him way harder over there for that paintjob though...
We would have just assumed he was a truly epic troll putting in massive effort.
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Someone needs to post the final results in 41's Hot R Not thread. muwahaha
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Originally Posted by EnzoRWD
Someone needs to post the final results in 41's Hot R Not thread. muwahaha
Go for it.
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That thing looks like a murdered out hotrod. The only thing you missed was the saddle, and how about some pin striping?

I look forward to that how-to thread.
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Originally Posted by GoPlayOnTheTrac
That thing looks like a murdered out hotrod. The only thing you missed was the saddle, and how about some pin striping?

I look forward to that how-to thread.
The how to is in the OP link.
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