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Best Paint Jobs(11 posts)

Best Paint JobsFixie-ated
Apr 9, 2003 4:01 AM
Where can I get a good paint job for a reasonable price? Any suggestions? I am in NC, so part of the expense would have to take into consideration the cost of shipping.

Also, while I am at it, is an early model Fuji tribple butted frame even worth the cost and effort?
PowdercoatDave Hickey
Apr 9, 2003 4:17 AM
Check your local Yellow pages for powdercoating. It's usually much cheaper than painting and it's very durable. I've seen some beautiful powdercoat finishes. Look for a company that specializes in go-karts or motorcycles.
I second powdercoat ...Humma Hah
Apr 9, 2003 6:20 AM
... and have it clearcoated after the decals are on. Mine is turning out to be bulletproof. I went with CyclArt, a world-class, if pricy, cycle specialist. At $360 it was probably twice what a good local shop would charge, and way more than the bike was "worth", but the total transformation of the machine that resulted has made me not regret the expense even for a second.
Heck yeahMel Erickson
Apr 9, 2003 5:29 AM
Just got an early model Panasonic powdercoated (including fork) for $60. Looks great. I had them do a strange hammered bronze look just to be different. Their one color coatings looked very good and were only $50. It was just a local powdercoater who does everything from farm machinery to race car parts. Go for it.
who gives a sh!tWoof the dog
Apr 9, 2003 8:09 AM
its about riding a bike, not pretty paint, you pussy boy

imagine you were the only person left on earth

who would you show off your paint to?

the squirrels?

I am about to scratch paint off my bike. I ride it hard, it looks like crap.

Get real

woof the dog.
Where I rideHoopes of glory
Apr 9, 2003 8:25 AM
if you showed up on a scratched bike the squirrels would knaw your legs off to the knees before you can say "Holy Shimano".

What are you - some kind of yellow belly surrender-monkey?
Did someone step on the Dog's tail?Gregory Taylor
Apr 9, 2003 8:46 AM
Ignore the Ted Kaczynski-esque grumblings of ol' Woof here. He just got back from the Vet after getting, um, fixed. No, they didn't work on his "fixed gear". He got "fixed". There is a world of difference between the two. He misses his "friends" and needs to take it out on the closest ankle that happens to walk by. Poor, poor, Woof.

Even if your only audience are the squirrels (Woof likes to chase those!) and the trees, I'd paint it anyway because, well, it sounds like YOU like to have a nice looking bike. Hell, even if I was the last person on earth, given a choice I'd still want to ride a nice looking bike. So if YOU want to paint it, go ahead. And don't worry about impressing the squirrels -- they aren't looking at it anyway. Unlike Woof, the squirrels have nuts to take care of right now.... (JUST KIDDING WOOF! DON'T BITE ME!)

As for the paint, Powder Coat is amazing stuff. Tough, and pretty. It can also be pricy. On the other end of the spectrum, I've gotten excellent results with Krylon - rattlecan spraypaint right from the hardware store. If you prep the frame right, it turns out very nicely. Less than $15 if you do it yourself.
Did someone step on the Dog's tail?Woof the dog
Apr 9, 2003 11:56 AM
Thanx for a funny read

Woof the dog

P.S. Smile! Life is great.
re: Best Paint Jobsmfuchs1
Apr 9, 2003 9:36 AM
Airglow painting is in North Ga and I have seen some of their work...very nice. Price depends on what you want.

http://www.airglowpainting.com/
re: Best Paint JobsLone Gunman
Apr 9, 2003 4:42 PM
A quick word about PC and paint. Had a frame PCed and then part of it lightly roughed up with sand paper and then sprayed a different color. Red PC and bright yellow paint followed by decals and 3 coats of clear. Note: The PC should be UV proof otherwise PC will fade from the sunlight if you expect to keep the frame for any length of time. Spent $300 on this combo, $150PC, $30 decals, $125 paint &clear.
re: Best Paint JobsStewartK
Apr 10, 2003 6:48 AM
I had a new frame painted by www.spectrumpowderworks.com last year and have been very happy with the durability and appearance. I didn't spend money on an additional clear coat, yet the paint job is very shiny.