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Old 04-10-2012, 01:18 AM
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Default Re: How to repaint a bike frame

I'm using rattle cans for a quickie color change, right now... hard to beat 'em.

Much better quality is possible with an inexpensive airbrush, but you will need to check the orifice size. many airbrushes will not spray heavy bodied paint.

Same thing with the cheapo touch-up guns. gotta check the orifice size.

An airbrush can be operated from a large pickup truck tire, filled elsewhere, or even with a cigarette lighter powered compressor! Just can't do large volume areas and stuff like that.

BA is correct, that tube is difficult to paint, especially with all kinds of intersections!
Saving grace is that you can never see all surfaces at the same time...

Yah gotta watch your overspray!

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