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Lazy painting

felipealvaresfelipealvares Posts: 6
edited August 2013 in The workshop
Good evening everyone,
What would be the simplest/fastest way to repaint a bike?
Is it possible to simply paint over the current paint job? Current paint job was glossy (it's old and fading) and i intend to paint it matte black.
What kind of paint can i use? Can i use a brush? I have no area that i could use to spray it.

Yes i'm lazy... and i don't expect good results but i want to know what are my options before doing anything.

Thank you very much!

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  • Something like this i guess (but without the splattering and protecting tires+pedal)
    http://sketch42blog.com/2012/07/the-day ... ted-bikes/
  • 16mm16mm Posts: 545
    It's a big job stripping the components, and sanding the old paint so the new paint will stick to it. Then putting it back together.

    It's a load of work for a result that will be 'not very good'.

    A lazy job would be to use gaffer tape to cover most of it:-)
  • So the method used in the link i provided above wouldn't work?
  • 16mm16mm Posts: 545
    Sorry, just looked at the top picture.
    I imagine it looks a mess up close, and the paint will begin to flake off the components.
    This is the standard paint job for stolen bikes around here.

    It'll look like you nicked it. Maybe this is OK.
  • And how about this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqXlX2KVjS8

    Looks like the guy used some primer before doing the painting. Would that be a little better?
  • 16mm16mm Posts: 545
    And how about this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqXlX2KVjS8

    Looks like the guy used some primer before doing the painting. Would that be a little better?
    Have you read the comments? I think you're trolling.
  • I'm not!
    It really does give a 'stolen' look then... well that's not bad since the bike stays parked in some shady places. I guess that's also half of the paint jobs in my town!
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