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To paint or not to paint?

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by stretch, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. stretch

    stretch

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    i recently built this bike up, just to have another varsity fixie. now that ive got it together, im debating paint or leaving it as is. if i were to paint it, it would end up with murderd out wheels, whitewalls or gumwalls(another thing i need input on), and metallic or even metalflake candy paint. what should i do?

    heres the bike now:
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    and what it would end up looking similar to, minus the decals and some other details:
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  2. SCHWINNRAY69

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    I'd paint it 8) Looks good the way it is to :D
     
  3. kram

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    If you want to paint it I say paint it, if you do that I would grind off all the extra tabs. If you paint it a metallic or candy and you paint the rims then I would go with whitewall instead of gumwall.
     
  4. stretch

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    that was the plan, to grind off all the tabs and make it nice and clean. :wink: i just couldnt make up my mind on whitewall or gumwall. but what color?
     
  5. CCR

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    white
     
  6. B607

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    Paint it. It looks like a canary with wheels. Metallic purple. :shock: Then it won't look like a canary. :wink: Gary
     
  7. schwinnmesa

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    Nice fixie! I'd leave the paint alone, but that's just me; I love the yellow Schwinns. :lol:
     
  8. stretch

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    so a nice deep purple? like the band? :lol:
     
  9. deorman

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    Dust translucent candy blue over the yellow base for a weird :mrgreen: color.
     
  10. Rex Rattus

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    since when was green weird?
     
  11. icyuod2

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    yellow is the universal color of being scared. :(

    do your thing!
     
  12. deorman

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    Only certain shades. :)
     
  13. stretch

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    like that funky puke green color. the same color shag my dad had in his apartment back in 1980. :lol:
     
  14. Rex Rattus

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    you had that puke shag too?! i had that in my appartment back in 07...

    and i guess the color is chosen; green. might i suggest metal flake silver with transparent candy green over?
     
  15. stretch

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    either silver or gold flake, i might have to experiment with that, unless one of you paint genius' can tell me which would look better. :)
     
  16. Rex Rattus

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    silver will give you the most natural representation of the transparent green, since its basically a metallic "white," if you will.
    gold will give you more of a yellow green. just envision every sparkly green pimp caddy youve seen... thats what it will look like.
    [and after saying that, i think i know your choice]
     
  17. stretch

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    silver flake it is. :lol: but how dark should i go on this?
     
  18. Rex Rattus

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    referring to the silver or candy?

    i suggest rustoleum white primer, followed by rusto metal flake silver.

    with the candy, just layer it evenly in light coats until its the darkness you want.
    i stress light layers, because candies will run faster than a track sprinter if theyre too heavy.
    for the candy, i would go with testors rattle can candies. theyre cheap, and youll probably only need two of the little cans. far better than paying more for something larger, and not use it all.

    also, if you plan to clear coat, wait about two days. candies usually take longer to harden in my experience, and if you dont wait, youll pay for it when it wrinkes and peels.

    make sure you use lacquer with lacquer, and enamel with enamel. rustos are enamel. you can put enamel over lacquer, but the other way around and youll see a meltdown.
     
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    the candy. :lol: cuz i know that you can get them in different shades and layer as you wish, but i wanna know what color should i shoot for on this bike?

    i was actually planning to shoot this out of a gun, so i could have better control of everything.

    for the flake ive heard black primer is better so you know that you have full coverage, but white will blend in any missed spots(which might be better cuz too heavy of a flake job will cause fitting issues. :roll: so i should probably use white.
     
  20. Rex Rattus

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    i believe it was chosen by the masses as [not so] puke green.

    fun with candies;

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