Post your rattle can paint job

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 29, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Have you repainted a bicycle with a rattle can (commercial spray paint)? How did it come out? Please post photos and what paint you used and what we should avoid. Any tips? Any brands of spray paint we all should avoid?
     
  2. #2 Posted Mar 29, 2014

    I live for the CABE

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    VintageSchwinn.com paint.
    Love the pre matched colors. Wish it was a bit harder of a finish.
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    I learned many a tip from a few members (Buster, Bricycle & Djshakes)

    Your paint is only as good as your surface. Sand, primer, sand, primer, sand, primer, sand, primer, sand. You get the idea.
    Heat helps the layers bond, so working in a hot day or allowing it to cure in warmth helps.
    I do about 3 coats, 5-10 mins apart.
    The first layer isn't heavy, just a tacky basic cover.
    Make sure your rattle can tip is clean for even spray.
    Make sure you have enough paint to finish the job.
    Enamel paint without clear coat is the most original finish to vintage.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Mar 29, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I have to do a repaint...

    On an Evans interceptor 100 girls bike for my nephew. It will be for his girlfriend. I really do not like to paint, everyone that know me here knows I like original paint. But I have to do a pink and white cancer awareness theme on this one for her. Thank god this bike does not have nice paint to begin with. I will be using krylon watermelon pink on the frame and fork. I'll keep y'all posted. Rob.
     
  4. #4 Posted Mar 29, 2014

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Just Rustoleum or Krylon from one of the box hardware stores. IIRC, about 6 coats paint, 4 or so semigloss clearcoat with wet sanding at the end and light spot polishing. The graphics are inkjet decals.

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  5. #5 Posted Mar 29, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice job Nick-thecut. Thanks for the tips.
     
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  6. #6 Posted Mar 29, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    As said prep is key and temperature! I shoot early in the morning when wind is calm then let bake in hot sun. My Dx was done that way 3 yrs ago.

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  7. #7 Posted Mar 30, 2014

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    rattle can

    Krylon, And just like Nut-thecut said. A lot of prepping. 089.jpg

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I did this one with Krylon , many years back . Happy with the outcome. Just have to do several coats , finish with as wet a coat as you can without having it run ,and you'll get a nice shine .

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Rattle canned

    I've been liking some of the Rustoleum satin colors that are fairly new. They seem muted, period & match the patina'd chrome better than a high gloss. You can also gloss them up w/ clear coat.

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  11. #11 Posted Mar 30, 2014

    Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    ok, so which of my bikes wasn't rattle can?

    while I did have it custom mixed, the tank on this was painted with spray cans.

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    this was all rattle cans, even the pin stripes!

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    this one was Duplicolor, just happened to be an exact match for the original color.

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    this one was Walmart $0.96 per can blue and cream

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    rattle cans all the way!

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    one of my first rattle can jobs.

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    there were more if you want photos I'll look for them.
     
  12. #12 Posted Mar 30, 2014

    I live for the CABE

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  13. #13 Posted Mar 31, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    The wife's choice of yellow...
    Kylon was used.

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  14. #14 Posted Mar 31, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    paint is paint it doesnt care what it comes outa,prep and finish are important and most aerosoles today hae sumscreen,thats why inside only pait is less expensive,believe it or not your terminology will help you do a better job,i personally like aerosol and plastic filler vs rattle can and bondo,rattle can somehow says your work is 2ng class,go to a body shop and you might be suprized how many aerosole cans are there,weld through primer for example
     
  15. #15 Posted Mar 31, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Paint is paint?

    I have seen rattle can jobs with TONS of prep- they look great!@

    Take your fingernail and pop it off- even with prep-

    In my experience, the very expensive auto paints have superior adhesion and plasticity, so if you value your time why not go the extra buck and have something that lasts.
     
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  16. #16 Posted Mar 31, 2014

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    fun theme bike

    This is a fun rattle can project

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  17. #17 Posted Apr 1, 2014

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    1950's Schwinn Streamline, Spray Can Painted

    this bike was painted with lacquer car spray can paint even the pin-striping was done using spray cans and masking tape.

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  18. #18 Posted Apr 1, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    You guys do great work

    And nice results with rattle cans I must say. My problem is I tend to get in a hurry. That useally ends of in a poorly painted bike.
     
  19. #19 Posted Apr 1, 2014

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    These are rattle can except for straight bar tank.

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  20. #20 Posted Apr 1, 2014

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    '62 Typhoon in Radiant Rustoleum...

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