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Old 07-21-21, 12:04 PM
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Painting stainless steel bike rack

I want to buy this rack (steel version) but its only available in silver and I would like to have it black. Do you think this could be painted easily?

https://www.pelagobicycles.com/pelag...ront-rack.html
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Old 07-21-21, 01:46 PM
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Applying paint is easy. Getting it to stick, especially on a high-use part like a rack, is hard. If I were going to paint that (btw, I wouldn't), I'd wet-sand it with fine-grit sandpaper, prime it, and then paint it. Possibly with spray.bike. Or find a powdercoating service to do it for me.
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On their website it definitely looks like the rack comes in black too... but is unavailable for order.
Maybe contact them and ask when they’ll be back in stock?
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Racks tend to have places get rubbed bare regardless or the coating. I'd be inclined to get it powder coated if you must do something, but personally I'd live with a color that I could find in stock..
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