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    Project that Gwillywish and I are working on...

    We got bored so we decided to paint his Steelhead something other than black....


    He's n00b so he wanted naked steel (With clear enamel) so we are.





    I just finished wet sanding with 2k grit. Need to clean it up some more and then prep before painting.

    Will update with pics tomorrow if we finish.

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    howd you strip the frame? ive got an old bmx frame i wanna do..
    I went to the doctor and told him "hey doc, it hurts when I go like this" and the doc said "Does the rear feel too soft?"

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    that is going to be very ugly. you two are way upsets with painting frames ugly a$$ colors. you really should have rode with me today, the trails were perfect. the DH, DJ's, and MTX will need a little bit of grooming but were great to ride.

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    We just used this stuff called Paint Stripper. Spray on, let bubble up paint, wipe off. You should prolly just spray it on and pressure wash it off.

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    We got through 2000 grit on it, needs to be gone over again though.

    EDIT: Just laid down a coat of Panther Pink. Hehe. Looks sick.
    Last edited by 2006FisherPHD; 04-03-2007 at 12:57 PM.

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    pretty sick man: not quite done yet, but sick, custom mixed can

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    meh! ugly, but hey there is my sh!ty Free Agent Eluder

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    I see understray, overspray, and runs. Reminds me of your p.bike.

    Should've atleast taped the threads. Did you lay down a few coats of primer with a wet sand between each?

    For what it's worth, use aircraft stripper and a scotch brite pad.

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    You do realize that you have nothing positive to say about anything I do right?

    My P. Bike is **** compared to this. No, I did wet sanded with 2k, surface prep, then 2 coats of pink. Wet sanded, 2 more coats, wet sanded, 2 coats of clear. I will be doing 2-3 more coats tomorrow.

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    I firmly believe in taking the time to do things right. Critical surfaces and threads should have been taped off. At this point, it doesn't matter, I would just take it to a shop and have the frame prepped. Threads chased, surfaces faced, honing, reaming, etc.

    Underspray is not a big deal, you are usually able to see through the first coat. It is right to lay down many many thin coats. But if that's after 4 coats of color already... you may need to rethink how you're approaching it.

    The P.bike wasn't terrible, just a few runs.

    Curing it usually makes it more durable if you have something big enough.

    I'm not a big fan of aerosol, but if it's what you got, use it.

    Why already clear if you plan to put on more color?

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    Wheres a pic of that P you guys keep talking about?

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    I have one. I'll put it up in a minute.


    No, I didn't do any more color. Just clear today. There's 2 miniscule spots that are slightly faint, but oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    I firmly believe in taking the time to do things right.
    Stick with that. It's becoming a rare commodity.
    A man must have enemies and places he is not welcome. In the end we are not only defined by our friends but those against us.

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    Finished product. Just need to get a new cable, cut the housing and put a housing end on it.

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