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steve french
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does anybody have experience painting their frame? i want to go the cheap way via rattle can. but does it work well for a frame? longetivity?

i have a zoo, it is raw aluminum, and i want to paint it flat black, and have lettering from teh aluminum.. im thinking of painting over sticker-letters, then peeling them off after the painting is finished. hows that sound? :?

thanks - elan
 

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if you dissasemble the bike and bring it to Denver I'll help you do it. We have a paint room at my school. I am pretty damn good at spray painting if i do say so myself.
 

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steve french
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i was going to have to take it all apart any ways...and i like the way your fork looks.. just painted my for gloss black because im bored.

powder caoting doesnt sounds good for my trials skills.. if i fuck up an expensive paint job, i will be very un please and then i will throw my bike ,then i will proibably be DQ'ed..HAHA. any who.. i might take you up on that dolphin.. we'll see how the riding goes, and when it looks like the season is stale, i ll start taking it apart.
 

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just j'in homes. powdre coating can be done for not that much money though. spectrum can do a frame for under a hundred and some guy i worked with took it to some place like denver bumpers and got his frame done for like 40 bucks. anyhoot- if dolphin does it as well as his fork it should turn out plenty nice like :bigthumb:
 

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powder coating is nice, but $10 in paint and $5 for brake cleaner is cheaper by a long shot. If it's just gonna get scratched anyway, i would go for paint... it will look good :D
 

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I used outdoor patio furniture paint for a nice durable matte finish.I baked it in my oven ,likely causing irreperable brain damage and a nausiating
smell much like that of kim chee, that horrible Korean picled cabbage shit.
 

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afrobot said:
I used outdoor patio furniture paint for a nice durable matte finish.I baked it in my oven ,likely causing irreperable brain damage and a nausiating
smell much like that of kim chee, that horrible Korean picled cabbage shit.
do not! i reapeat do not use this paint! this is the worst paint you could ever use on anything. A nice prepped paint job will last 100000000x longer and not look like shit.
 
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