I need spray paint help

By erwin1978
Jul 3, 2003
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  1. So I'm looking into painting my bike using spray paint. I have a choice of either lacquer or enamel type. I hear lacquer is better, but there's not much color available. Does lacquer have particular properties that prevents manufacturers from providing more varied colors? I checked out Krylon, Duplicolor, Plastikote, Rustoleum and their lacquer lines of spray paint only cover the grey shades.
  2. Nick

    Nick TS Rookie Posts: 185

    why would you ever spray paint your bike? Is it stolen?
  3. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    *pimp slaps Nick* be nice man :p

    anyway.. is there a local bike shop nearby? You might can drop by and ask them what they think. They surely can recommend something.
  4. spyda

    spyda TS Rookie


    :blackeye: You man! I recommend that you use normal high gloss as a first coat, then when it dries, heat the paint with a hairdryer to harden it. ( you do not want to cook the paint, just heat it s bit.) then spray on metal enamel., a thin layer of transparent gloss usually keeps your paint job safe for a while, plus if it scratches, it's the reansparent layer that goes off.

    Good luck man.
  5. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Spyda has the plan...sounds good to me...

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