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  1. #1
    Doesn't have time to ride
    Join Date
    Mar 2004

    New skin for an Old XR8

    I bought this XR8 a couple years ago for a couple hundred bucks and built it up. Obviously it's been winter lately, and I haven't had a chance to ride, so I decided to tear my bike down and rebuilt with some new pain, bushing, and cables. I don't think it's going to ride any better with new paint but I think it looks much better than it used to. Here are some pictures:
    Old bike
    Frame only

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  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    May 2004

    Beautiful job

    Beautiful paint job. Where did you learn how to paint? Do you know of a good source of information where I can read up and hopefully someday be able to repaint my bike?

  3. #3
    Doesn't have time to ride
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    I learned how to paint from my god father, who owned a body shop. It really wasn't that hard. I did a good amount of my research, on painting bikes, here on the mtbr forums. put the word paint in the search and read some of the tips and problems people have had. good luck with painting your bike.


  4. #4
    Reputation: Jerk_Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    The one note for anyone else painting their frames is that they should avoid extra prep work later by simply covering the bushing holes, bottom bracket shell, and the inside of the headtube. You don't want paint inside there, to avoid fitment problems. Same should go for the seat tube. Might save money after the work is done by keeping you out of the bike shop to ream the seat tube, headtube, chase the bottom bracket threads and face, and you cleaning the inside of the bushing holes.

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