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Old 01-16-2011, 06:18 PM
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Anyone know of a gasoline resistant paint for use on bike frames? That can be applyed at home without an oven, And without dying from 2 part epoxy fumes?
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:40 PM
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clear coat maybe?
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:42 PM
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The Tremclad\RustOleum brand spray bombs are fuel proof provided you give it a few days of indoor warmth to cure...the longer you let it cure the more durable it is.
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Really? I allready bought some tremclad 'Professional' primer/semigloss black to paint it with. but was told that basicly all spray cans have next to 0 fuel resistance.
As for clear coat.. Clear coat of *what*, theres dozens of types of clear coatings.. Only one Iv seen that advertises fuel resistance, Wanted a 300f bake for 2 hours, and my oven is not big enough, Nore do I want to put painted objects into my oven.

The two part clear coats seem.. very hard to get around here, and im told are typicaly insanely toxic to the point where you want a full posative pressure respirator and body suit.
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Engine paint!
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Engine paints all seem to want a 2 hour bake at 300f.
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Really? I allready bought some tremclad 'Professional' primer/semigloss black to paint it with. but was told that basicly all spray cans have next to 0 fuel resistance.
As for clear coat.. Clear coat of *what*, theres dozens of types of clear coatings.. Only one Iv seen that advertises fuel resistance, Wanted a 300f bake for 2 hours, and my oven is not big enough, Nore do I want to put painted objects into my oven.

The two part clear coats seem.. very hard to get around here, and im told are typicaly insanely toxic to the point where you want a full posative pressure respirator and body suit.
Yes some spray bombs I've used, krylon comes to mind, are not fuel proof even after a winter of curing in my warm garage. Tremclad\RustOleum is tho after it cures and my current bike is painted with it. Slopped fuel on it many times and it wipes off without so much as even a stain leftover. Base\clear type automotive touch up paints are fuel proof too, painted a few motorcycle tanks over the years with the base\clear spray bombs they sell at my local Canadian Tire with great success.
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Default Re: Gasoline resistant paint?

You can also have something powder coated for around $30.
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i've had very good performance with the clear engine enamel from NAPA, on aluminum ultralight gas tanks. No high temp heat required to set.

I have also used it as a clearcoat for motorcycle tanks painted with good quality auto touch up paints.

When mixing brands like this, I find that it helps to wait about 4 weeks for basecoat to cure before topcoating, or paint and clearcoat a test piece first.
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I asked a local powder coat shop. They want to charge $80 for just a bike frame if I do all the prep work, and $120 if I don't.
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