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Offline Skinman

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Painting an old bike
« on: August 10, 2009, 07:28:59 PM »
Well, I got my old bike back and after washing off the dirt and guano realized it will need to be painted. Is this something I can do on my own and get a good result? I dont want to buy a bunch of paint gear just to paint one bike. Does all the old paint/decals need to be sanded off? Man I have a lot of questions.
Does anyone do this locally? Is this part of my project best left to an expert?
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 07:33:55 PM »
Paintboy does really good work but not sure if he is interested in doing side work. I suppose you could convince him with $$$. He is a pro! Painted the last frankenbike for Krunnch. I haven't had any luck finding someone close bike who specializes in painting bikes. There are some powder coaters around that some people have used but that can be pricey.
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 07:40:36 PM »
I can vouch for Paintboy's work.  The Frankenbike he painted looks great.
 
If I remember right, there are a few people on here that have had bikes painted and/or powdercoated.  I'm sure you'll get some local names to check into.
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 07:47:13 PM »
Thanks....This will be one of many posts about this project I am sure. The old Grateful dead stickers on the bike came right off and are now on my rollaway! Man if bikes could talk......:)
I thought about PB but dont know him, maybe he can at least steer me in the right direction. I saw a home made paint job once and it looked awful.
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 07:48:31 PM »
you could always strip the paint and go for the raw polished look

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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 07:57:46 PM »
It's an old chromolly frame, would that work?
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 08:31:37 PM »
It's an old chromolly frame, would that work?

No.  It won't without something to keep it from oxidizing.  There is a powdercoating place on Bears over your way.  It is next to or close to the paintball/army surplus place.  Don't know anything about the place, but found it when I was thinking of powdercoating my Jeep wheels.  At least it is local to you.
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 08:39:54 PM »
Needs to be sealed somehow to keep it from rusting. You could always do a Rustoleum sponge brush paint job. Those come out surprisingly nice on cars.

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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 09:05:05 PM »
Thanks....This will be one of many posts about this project I am sure. The old Grateful dead stickers on the bike came right off and are now on my rollaway! Man if bikes could talk...... :)
I thought about PB but dont know him, maybe he can at least steer me in the right direction. I saw a home made paint job once and it looked awful.

 
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2009, 09:07:27 PM »
Skinman
 Were U @ If U want if your not in a rush I can do it for you. If u can drop it off at my house or I'll see u at one of the trails. let me know
 
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2009, 09:17:42 PM »
Greg...LMAO...

PB I am in Lutz. In no hurry. $$ are tight and just looking for a project to keep myself busy at night. I should be riding again in about 2 weeks...maybe we could meet up for a ride and talk then?
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2009, 09:22:14 PM »
Dude I'm right in odessa just drop it off . no worries about the $$
 
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009, 09:29:35 PM »
Please post before and after pics!
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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009, 09:38:36 PM »
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 You do love your bike porn  ;D   ;D

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Re: Painting an old bike
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2009, 09:41:52 PM »
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 You do love your bike porn  ;D   ;D

 
as long as he's not looking at ones with training wheels. :D
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