- May 20, 2010
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Ride in the wet?
Bumpy rough roads?
What ARE you talking about?
Who rides bikes in THOSE conditions?
But in all seriousness, I had thought of that and reckon some good coats of paint over the paper mache should do the trick. Marine paint would be best probably… hang on a minute while I look…
Okay, I'm back. Yes… a bit of research and I have found the following…
1. "yacht" or "marine" varnish is the one to use and re-apply annually
2. Use a high quality carpenters glue instead of flour and water for sticking down the paper.
This was for a paper mache sculpture to be outside in all weather, so my bike covering should be okay I think. Eventually I will get some aluminium to make a better version… hopefully.
I believe it will do the trick. I had many nay sayers when I "painted" my bike using deck paint and aging it with beeswax. Go for it.