Well, tore it down and took it outside to acclimate to the heat here before painting. I used some Scotchbrite to roughen up the surface a little so the new paint sticks well, I hope! Fork is next.
Taking this bike down I found it true what they say on a MTB forum that I frequent. DON'T buy a bike from a big store. The assembly was horrible and very dangerous. The headset was very loose. Scary!
Weird how the color of the Cranny is so close to my truck. lol