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Spraying on Metal

Discussion in 'Tools and tips' started by hauk, May 18, 2019.

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  1. hauk

    hauk Member

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    Afternoon brethren and sistren!

    I need to give my bike frame a spray over with black paint. Not sure if I should prime first though, and whether to go with montana black or if tar black would be better.

    Am working on a tight budget and although I want as clean a finish as possible, the bike is a workhorse so will probably get a few chips here and there again eventually.

    Cass Art are doing 20% off all thier cans today, with free click n collect at the store down the road, so will most appreciate any advice asap.
     
  2. PeskDos

    PeskDos Elite Member

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    strip existing paint job with varnish remover scrape off paint to its bare frame ROUGH sand the entire frame PRIME it I suggest twice then paint..
     
  3. PeskDos

    PeskDos Elite Member

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    and clear coat it to protect ur finish piece also go fuck urself
     
  4. hauk

    hauk Member

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    :( but i only got about 10 squid to spend.
     
  5. Tuke

    Tuke Senior Member

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    Maybe get a job then?
     
  6. Nabru

    Nabru Senior Member

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    You can't put a decent spray can finish on a bicycle frame/forks..I did the research and got the best epoxy black you can find and prepped the surface then "cured" the paint in the sun for a few days and although it doesn't chip the finish is not durable and prone to scuffing.
    You best bet is to get a job and have it powder coated and stop running a bicycle chop shop out of your Mum's garage.
     
  7. hauk

    hauk Member

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    Why do you say that?
     
  8. hauk

    hauk Member

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    It's not the 70's anymore.
     
  9. MrSixes

    MrSixes Elite Member

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    Actually it is..because of the multiverse. But in another dimension.
     
  10. hauk

    hauk Member

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    Totally with you on that. Even cavemen knew how to make a fire with sticks.
     
  11. MrSixes

    MrSixes Elite Member

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    Which may have been inevitable.

    I think the fact that you can take the brains from an animal and use it to cure its own skin by which process makes it usable for clothing and shelter a bit more evidentiary.
     
  12. MrSixes

    MrSixes Elite Member

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    Or don't you think the existence of the multiverse supports the case for intelligent design.