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#1 2018-04-02 12:28pm

7plymaple
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Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

Just looking for feedback on what rattle can primers I should get or avoid. Going to paint a 12" chrome bike for my Son. He's 2-1/2 and everything's gotta be blue these days. My plan is to scuff it up prime it and paint. It's only gotta last him a couple seasons I figure. Then a re paint for my 2nd Son.


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#2 2018-04-02 3:38pm

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

You need to use a good metal etch first find one w the highest acid content.

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#3 2018-04-02 4:05pm

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

SEM or UPOL etch primers are better than what youll find at box stores, if you dont mind waiting a few days.

Duplicolor and rustoleum both make an etch primer. 

This is rustoleum cobalt blue metallic, has plenty of color shift. http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/236303/20171015_0748425ac2b81b91.jpg

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#4 2018-04-02 4:26pm

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

Unless u sandblast it you'll have to use an etching primer and epoxy paint for it to adhere.


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#5 2018-04-02 6:27pm

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

Thanks for the replies guys. Looks like I can easily get both the rustoleum or duplicolor locally. Going to grab one of those and get sanding. Indyjps that shwinn looks awesome.

Cheers guys!


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#6 2018-04-03 6:07am

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

I would etch prime, then use a sealer before you put on the proper primer.


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#7 2018-04-03 6:21am

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

i would use blue pastidip.  it adheres to most items and can be pulled off. 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Plasti-Dip-11- … rZEALw_wcB


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#8 2018-04-03 8:32am

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

Okay AlurencatBMX, I will see what the stores around me have. f I can grab cans of etch, sealer, primer and paint I'll go for it. Once it's prepped I enjoy the painting so a bunch more coats is just more fun. Going to stop by a paint shop to chat with someone about what I can grab by the weekend. Until then I will be in the basement sanding after everyone goes to bed. tongue

Eric DeCastro I love the plastidip. I once painted a road bike I knew I would be selling and didn't want to scratch. Works really well for protection. I think the little guy would be nicking it all the time though. I got a few nicks in it and found the edges lift and you can't do a touch up without it being very visible. You got me thinking now.



Thanks guys.


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#9 2018-04-03 8:26pm

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7plymaple wrote:

Thanks for the replies guys. Looks like I can easily get both the rustoleum or duplicolor locally. Going to grab one of those and get sanding. Indyjps that shwinn looks awesome.

Cheers guys!

Thanks man, built it for my dad's 69th birthday, said he wanted one like he had as a teen.  2 speed sturmey archer kickback rear hub, built the wheels.  It was a fun build.

Post up your pics when you pick a color, and the build.


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#10 2018-04-05 11:10am

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Indyjps wrote:

7plymaple wrote:

Thanks for the replies guys. Looks like I can easily get both the rustoleum or duplicolor locally. Going to grab one of those and get sanding. Indyjps that shwinn looks awesome.

Cheers guys!

Thanks man, built it for my dad's 69th birthday, said he wanted one like he had as a teen.  2 speed sturmey archer kickback rear hub, built the wheels.  It was a fun build.

Post up your pics when you pick a color, and the build.

Okay I will post the pics! You just gave me an idea for a 26" cruiser frame I have. I should put an internal gear hub on it! Don't think I will get to that build this year though.


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#11 2018-05-01 6:36pm

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Got some pics. Havent had time to work on it much.

Scuffed it up for painting and used a duplicolor etching primer.
http://i67.tinypic.com/27wsn85.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/10r371c.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/j5lfmb.jpg

The chrome seatpost clamp and polished stem are going black. Then paint the nipples, spokes, brakes and lever then assemble.
http://i63.tinypic.com/4ka7iw.jpg


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#12 2018-05-02 11:08pm

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

Great project.  Looking really cool.


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#13 2018-05-03 12:50am

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Came out awesome. That's gonna be one happy lil kid big_smile


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#14 2018-05-03 6:56pm

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Thanks guys! Yeah I cant wait to see his face when he sees the finished bike. When he saw just the frame he yelled  "Blue bike! I want to ride it!" He's nuts about blue bikes. And my orange bike. So this should blow his mind.


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#15 2018-06-11 6:08am

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Got it done!

http://i66.tinypic.com/28atajd.jpg
http://.tinypic.com/qp5k4p.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/2enm6ft.jpg


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#16 2018-06-11 6:17am

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Messed up the one pic link.
http://i65.tinypic.com/qp5k4p.jpg

Took a while to find the time. Didnt scuff up the shiny brass nipples so the paint didnt stand a chance of hanging on while assembling them. Also had a lot of trouble with getting the paint to lay down onto the rims. Had to give up and get it built before the summer goes away. Really happy with the way it turned out!

The chain guard was left original for a built in message to my son that you can make things what you want them to be  but remember where you started out! Hopefully one day he will get it!


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#17 2018-06-11 12:25pm

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Very cool build, really came out nice.   Im sure he'll love it.  How long til the first scratch big_smile

Too late now but you can use acid or oven cleaner on a pile of spoke nipples and it will etch the surface knock the shine off and allow them to take paint.

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#18 2018-06-11 5:13pm

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Amazing work !!!   cool


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#19 2018-06-11 9:57pm

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Thanks guys! Oven cleaner for sure next time! Thanks Indyjps. Going to give it to him next time we go for a ride. Hopefully tomorrow!


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#20 2018-06-12 12:08am

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

cool


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#21 2018-06-12 2:56pm

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Wow, so fresh and clean.  Love the decals on the rims, what a great touch.  Kudos to you and I hope your son gets bitten by the BMX bug.  cool


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#22 2018-06-13 8:37am

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Thanks guys. I gave it to him yesterday and the look on his face was priceless. Only thing is he's just not big enough for it yet. Seems like his instep is just an inch or two too short for it when the seat is all the way down.


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#23 2018-06-13 6:47pm

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cool


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#24 2018-06-13 7:10pm

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that turned out grate.


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#25 2018-06-15 5:55pm

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Re: Painting Over Chrome Primer Reccomendations

Thanks guys! I'm thinking of cutting an inch from the top of the seat tube to get him on it sooner. Cant wait to see him ripping on it!


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