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PAINT JOBS..WHO DOES THEM AT HOME?

#1 2019-06-01 7:02pm

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PAINT JOBS..WHO DOES THEM AT HOME?

I'd love to see those rides/projects of you who do your own paint jobs at home. I'd like to hear your methods and your product choices. Be detailed, expressive, And PLEASE, post all the pics you want. I want to share my methods and learn what y'all do.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/ee42a206f34652bc2121886e3950162d5cf32ddd6c.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/571a8c3d319bd4e3aa810c7e80e4699f5cf32de823.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/s780_image5cf32df776.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/ghp-15cf32e050c.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/s1600_bike_paint_205cf32e0dcb.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/s1600_278866_3528090768254_338220201_o5cf32e1717.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/post-1964-0-33178000-13782763325cf32e1e91.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/s-l640-35cf32e25ad.jpg


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#2 2019-06-01 8:42pm

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Great topic, Sub'd!!!

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#3 2019-06-01 8:52pm

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They yours?

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#4 2019-06-01 10:38pm

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#5 2019-06-01 11:26pm

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I painted these myself:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/diegoaccord/20140802_151827_zpspgfkopm4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/diegoaccord/20140814_153456_zpsradr79ul.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/diegoaccord/20141016_145854_zpsamsusunb.jpg

And this one

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/diegoaccord/20140607_172502_zpskok5zkym.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/diegoaccord/20140919_002353_zpsg6xhg2cw.jpg

After I painted it, I took it to get a metallic flake automotive clear

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/diegoaccord/20140927_174612_zpsgfg1nvrp.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/diegoaccord/20141205_173712_zpsfxw4vggq.jpg


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#6 2019-06-01 11:50pm

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These rides look fantastic. My painting skills are unfortunately very sad. No matter my prep or how hard I try get it right it just looks crap.

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#7 2019-06-02 12:13am

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Painted this one at  home

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/174800/screenshot_2019-06-02-15-12-095cf377202f.png

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#8 2019-06-02 1:22am

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/3032/fb_img_15096956887585cf386e468.jpg
No comparison to all those fancy jobs,but I'm happy with the results. It's pretty close to the original red that Mongoose used. Especially considering it's just engine block paint.


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#9 2019-06-02 1:59am

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Looks awesome Kai.

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#10 2019-06-02 2:02am

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Ah, lol no these aren't mine. I am an artist/designer and I got some cool stuff in store..but these are NOT mine smile


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#11 2019-06-02 2:04am

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Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#12 2019-06-02 2:06am

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Kai wrote:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 86e468.jpg
No comparison to all those fancy jobs,but I'm happy with the results. It's pretty close to the original red that Mongoose used. Especially considering it's just engine block paint.

I will say the same thing..
Cool. What brand paints did you use and what's your methods?


Heres my profound, life changing statement.
Lifes a bitch..PASS ME A BEER.

They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
ALICE COOPER

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#13 2019-06-02 3:18am

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The both were Rustoleum IIRC. I actually had to strip the red one twice. I bought matching clear, and it somehow reacted and wrinkled. So I stripped and redid without clear. PITA. Teal one was cleared by my autobody guy.

Since Rusto goes on thick, I was about 12 inches away, zigzags, full dry coats, giving it 15 mins of rest. I actually spray later coats kind of wet at 9 inches to for gloss, and in the shape of the part of the bike I'm on, so I don't get tiger stripes. I.E. I will match the spray adjacent with the downtube, rear triangle, ect. to get the final thicker glossy coats with no striping.


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#14 2019-06-02 3:45am

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I used to get reactions with rusto when I lived in the USA. It had no rhyme or reason and it used to piss me off so bad.

My method and needed items are as follows.

Sandpaper/paint stripper. Rough grade for paint removal, 800 wet and dry is what I use for smoothing off layers. Alcohol (Isoprop 99%) for cleaning and tack cloths for removing ittty bitty dirt and shitty. These are important, as they're something most people are not even aware of. A good painting mask, as it's not a good idea to get in too heavy as it doesn't do you any good. Masking tape, goes without saying. Dust sheets if you are doing it outside/inside where you don't want to get any paint.

Strip frame. Get it down to bare metal unless you are certain you won't get reactions etc. Go over frame with rotary tool and wire brush attachment to remove all of the bits like this.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/s-l1600-25ce9bffa08.jpg

As it goes mine had loads left. I then cleaned it four times using isoprop and kitchen paper towels until the paper towels stayed white. Then go over it with a tack cloth, stuffing it into all of the welds and joins in the frame.

Primer. I usually go 2-4 coats depending on coverage and how intricate the frame may be. What I mean is, some frames are a PITA and you may miss bits. Get it covered, then let it harden for a couple of days. I know this is much longer than what may be stated, but it's the only way to prevent reactions later on I found. Wet sand it until it's all smooth. Clean, hit it with another tack cloth.

Paint it. This can be your total coat (one stage finish) or the base coat for your multiple stage finish. Again, 2-4 coats nothing too heavy. Honestly it's actually quite hard to muck up painting tubes it's so much more forgiving that panels. Just follow any video you find on the net.  8-12 inches, don't put on too much.

This is the bit where I leave the frame for about 2-3 weeks to fully harden. However, I did some experimenting and it seems that 10 mins or so with a good, high powered hot hair dryer can actually speed this up substantially. You can leave it a day or two, up to you. Then repeat the wet sanding to smooth process, unless this is your final finish coat and you're doing it on the cheap.

Then once you've wet sanded it smooth and cleaned/tack clothed it apply either your intercoat (candys, pearls, flakes) and then move onto the clear, or, simply add the clear.

Then just watch an instructional video about colour sanding.

Nobody is a bad painter. That's almost impossible. All you are doing is pulling a trigger and moving your arm from side to side, from 8-12". If you have a willy there's no excuse at all for not being able to judge that distance.

However, every one can be bad at prep because it's bloody hard work and most of us don't like that. The only time I have ever wrecked a paint job is with cheap crap paint (my fault) and always by rushing through impatience. If you do it right and buy the correct materials then it's very hard to fail.

Just know, though, that home painting requires an absolute crap ton of prep because of overspray (booths have extractors) cure times (booths have ovens) and the difference in quality of rattle cans and pro grade paint. Home painting is also quite expensive, if you do it properly and etc. I've spent (on paint alone) what I would pay for a basic powder coat job all done and dusted.

Here is mine, a clean and tack cloth away from being ready for primer.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/img_20190601_1313175cf2704b31.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/41840/img_20190601_1313455cf2705f96.jpg

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#15 2019-06-02 3:52am

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a couple I did at home



https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/6905/dsc012895cec9d5eef.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/6905/dsc012255cdefc827c.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/6905/dsc012045cdb689eee.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/6905/dsc011785cda1d912d.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/6905/dsc011765cda1d7799.jpg

https://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/DYNO%20bikes/BarbiesIown-1.jpg

https://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc06493_blowup.jpg

https://bmxmuseum.com/image/trickstar_ii2_004_blowup.jpg

https://bmxmuseum.com/image/bmxframe030dimondback_lg.jpg

https://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc09919554ab7e8f0_blowup.jpg
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/2_zpsnce8cwpr554ab82115_blowup.jpg
https://bmxmuseum.com/image/1s_zpszibfdyyd554ab9ec3e_blowup.jpg
https://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/SandM%20Striker%20%20BMX%20build/DSC09769_zpshfmhlaqp.jpg
https://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/SandM%20Striker%20%20BMX%20build/DSC09560_zpsyoagypmu.jpg
https://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/SandM%20Striker%20%20BMX%20build/DSC09558_zps6qhbimrb.jpg
https://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/SandM%20Striker%20%20BMX%20build/DSC09557_zpsa3i7ptxk.jpg
https://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/SandM%20Striker%20%20BMX%20build/DSC09555_zpsrggcr1ih.jpg
https://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/SandM%20Striker%20%20BMX%20build/DSC09553_zpskei2tlmz.jpg

https://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc000615b6091d901_blowup.jpg

https://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc08468_blowup.jpg

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lskAAOSwdZJcvSs0/s-l1600.jpg

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#16 2019-06-02 6:45am

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The examples you posted are some SERIOUSLY awesome artwork!

I've been known to rattle can frame color change at home but if I want quality I'm paying a professional, doesn't the saying go "Buy once, Cry once"


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#17 2019-06-02 7:33am

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I’ve done a few at home.

This was a restoration for my brother.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/42786/5c2ad06c-ea26-4ce3-b522-d80607e839b75cf3de12ee.jpeg


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#18 2019-06-02 7:48am

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This is a GHP Pro XL painted by my boy Hannibal Williams in Hawaii.  It's actually sitting on my old quarter.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/36359/ghp-15cf32e050c.jpg


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#19 2019-06-02 7:51am

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/220860/24ce6d01-07bb-433b-b463-1ec7f8a241cc5cf3e259f2.jpeg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/220860/798c443d-87c2-4285-aaa4-88ab992006a25cf3e25554.jpeg


From beginning to now.

Only clear coat after removed whole black spray bomb.

Called it as Rat PFT.


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#20 2019-06-02 8:00am

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/220860/fdfae057-f1b6-485f-a8f5-14ec67dab5445cf3e468c9.jpeg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/220860/e7a3d377-0369-460b-89fc-c98ca730d2f25cf3e4595a.jpeg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/220860/cc76bdd6-77c4-496a-8ce9-ff55419265da5cf3e46b20.jpeg

From beginning to now.


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#21 2019-06-02 9:08am

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STREETBEATBEAST wrote:

Kai wrote:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 86e468.jpg
No comparison to all those fancy jobs,but I'm happy with the results. It's pretty close to the original red that Mongoose used. Especially considering it's just engine block paint.

I will say the same thing..
Cool. What brand paints did you use and what's your methods?

Nothing unusual. Did it in my basement,hung from rafters. Tried not to go too heavy,avoiding runs. Did that over,and over,til I was satisfied. I don't recall what brand paint,it was
ten years ago. But whatever Autozone had.tongue

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#22 2019-06-02 9:13am

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#23 2019-06-02 9:21am

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Dang Beast, Looks Like You Can teach us A Thing Or two about Painting BMX.  Amazing Looking Paint Jobs You Have Here.

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#24 2019-06-02 9:32am

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#25 2019-06-02 9:52am

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My wife’s bike was a home job.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/42786/20e14766-de1a-4339-9184-c5d88530071e5cf3fec57b.jpeg


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