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Is there a specialty made Bike Paint? I bought a Karate Monkey that got painted over, and they did a hack job. I wasn't looking for anything fancy I would be happy with flat black.
 

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Hi, Farnsworth -

I believe most bikes are powder-coated. This means the paint is in powder form; the frame is given an electric charge, which attracts and holds the powder, which is then baked onto the frame.

The only other way I know to do a decent job is to paint it just like a car is painted.
 

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Prep work is most important. So is temperature and dust control. You can do a decent rattle-can job if you pay attention to those three items. A fresh powdercoat should be just under $100.
 
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