Introduction: Camo Bike

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This is a bike I was given by my neighbour, he was ready to dump it.
I had a bit of spare time and the idea that I could, jazz it up a bit.

Step 1: The Strip

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Remove the wheels, and any bits that can get in the way.
I used an electric sander to strip the frame.
Wash the frame down and dry it off.

Step 2: The Base Coat

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I used cheep spray cans to paint the frame.
Bought them in a £ shop.
Used 2 cans to cover the frame.

Step 3: The Trim

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I gave the wheel rims a coat as they looked a bit plain.
I also covered up some rust patches on the spokes.
I cleaned the rust off first using tin foil.

Step 4: The Top Coat

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The camo paint was applied by hand using a small brush.
I mixed blue and yellow to make various greens and some browns to get the earthy colours.

Step 5: Can You See It

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The final stage was to give the bike a couple of coats of satin varnish.
Made the paint job tough and scratch resistant.


arochester (author)2013-08-03

Not very visible to car drivers? Would fluorescent be better?

floppyjoe (author)arochester2013-08-03

I have loads of off road trails around here,
I don't ride on roads much, had too many close calls with cars.


wobbler (author)floppyjoe2013-08-22

Car drivers that can see bikes? There's a novelty!

EivindS (author)2013-08-03

where is it? I don't see it

kenbob (author)2013-08-03

Please post a finished picture. All I see is a hedge. ;) (Great job!)

Rainh2o (author)2013-08-02

Thats cool!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-08-02

Very nice paint job :D

HollyMann (author)2013-08-02

Great job with the bike - it looks really good! :)

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