Painting bike frames???

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Painting bike frames???

Postby albertgaleano » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:24 pm

where in brisbane would be the best place to paint an old school bike frame (repco traveller). Would like to start a project but am thinking to get the frame painted by someone that knows what they are doing instead of d.i.y.
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Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:34 pm

Painting a frame is a lot easier than you would think, the very easiest way to go about it is get the frame blasted and a primer powdercoat, then rattlecan the colour and clear. Quick, cheap and easy.
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Postby munga » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:44 pm

i don't think albertgaleano is in the market for a $200-$1000 paintjob on his repco traveller. i could be wrong tho..
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:35 pm

$4 rattle can FTW :) .
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Postby albertgaleano » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:49 pm

yeah for a bike i got for free, iam not really keen on spending big on my potential pub runner. i might have a go a doin it my self, being a traveller iam not to worried about butchering the job to much. i think it will end up being my fixie project.
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Postby albertgaleano » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:50 pm

so sandpaper and spray cans here we go!!!
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:01 pm

The quick tips, don't stinge on the sanding as the cleaner and smoother your starting point is the better the end result will be. You get better results from a warm frame and can (some say the can should be hot enough that it's uncomfortable to hold, i think that's getting a bit risky for pressure, warm should be enough, letting the frame and can sit in the sun for a little while is usually enough), give each coat plenty of time and sun to cure and bung a clear coat or 3 over the top to give it some protection. Oh and smooth strokes and not too heavy with each coat.
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Postby albertgaleano » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:13 pm

what's the best sand paper grade to use to start the job?? i am in no rush, so i don't mind taking the time to strip the frame.
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Postby munga » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:25 pm

120 is as coarse as i'd want to use.
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Postby damhooligan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:11 am

munga wrote:120 is as coarse as i'd want to use.


Unless there is heavy rust....
I had to use 80 on a few occasions.

If the frame is in good condition 180 should be fine followed by 240.
Depends on the frame i would say.
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