Painting a frame....

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Chavez, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Chavez

    Chavez New Member

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    Short story as short as possible....free bike, probably a crap frame (Schiwnn Moab, don't know the year), needs an upgrade, want to practice bike maintainance on it, frame could use a paint job so why not?

    Pointers, etc would be much appreciated.
     
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  2. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    do you have access to proper stuff, like some kinda gun, or are you gunna use cans?

    I've done a few reasonable jobs on the cheap, using cans, with the only 'can' issue being finding a decent colour. A lot of the auto shop stuff has a cheap, slivery, poor-immitation-metallic look to them. Most whites and blacks are look ok to me.

    The sanding is a pain in the @ss, and just when you think you can skimp on a few rough spots, they show up as clear as day when the piant goes on.

    This obviously isn't a great photo, but I didn't this with cans. It's Galaxy blue (which was to only decent blue I could fins out of about ten tries) with a clear on top


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