Cycle Paint?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Farnsworth, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth New Member

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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.
     

  2. Engyo

    Engyo Bent Newbie - old rider

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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.
     
  3. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I've used decent quality spay paint and as long as you disassemble and tape off you should be alright.
     
  4. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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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.
     
  5. Mootsguy

    Mootsguy A Red Headed Stepchild

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