custom paint bicycle

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by paul, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. paul

    paul Active Member

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    i know this is not a motorized bicycle but wanted to post the before and after pictures of what a custom paint job can do. it was a sharp looking bike before it was painted but the paint job made it look like no other. the dragon the flames and everything else was done with an airbrush
     

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    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    definitely not done with a five buck can of rustoleum like mine lol
     
  3. oregon freerider

    oregon freerider New Member

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    If anyone out there needs help or advise on any paint or bodywork stuff, feel free to ask.
     
  4. paul

    paul Active Member

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    what type airbrush you use and what size? i have experience with paashe vl series but not sure if that woud be very practical. looking to get a new air brush and what would you suggest? also do you use automotive paints? do you prime the whole bike before painting?
     
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    oregon freerider New Member

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    The actual brand of airbrush is subject to personal preference, just make sure its duel action. ( i use binks) Yes I use automotive paints. i use the Valspar brand base clear system with urethane clear. I do all mud work(bondo) first then cover the whole thing in a epoxy urethane hybrid sealer/ primer. Smooth and finish to 400gt. then begin the paint.
     
  6. paul

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    are you using an artist size gun or a larger automotive detail size?
     
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    I believe if all he is going down to is 400 grit, then he is using the larger gun. I use 800-1200 wetsand, because nothing looks worse than Orangeskin. Unless thats what you are going for, then at that point I would go with a textured rattlecan paint.
     

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