Bikes are awesome for all ages, but no matter how inherently cool they are, they can sometimes use a little more. A little more oomph, a little more pizzazz. In short, some bikes would be better with a nice glittery sheen to sparkle in the sun.
It's a quick and easy upgrade that can be done in under an hour. So let's get to it.
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Step 1: What You Need
- Chain tool like this one
- Plastic bags
- Masking tape
- Krylon Glitter Blast
- Krylon Clear Coat
- Dust mask
Step 2: Take Off Everything
Step 3: Clean the Bike
Step 4: Wrap It Up
Step 5: Spray!
OK? All safe and ready to go? Spray that glitter! Spray the glitter in sweeping motions and be sure to hit the frame from different angles to get an even coverage. Also remember to apply multiple thin coats to avoid drips.
When you're all done, the glitter will be dry in 10-15 minutes and can be handled after 2 hours.
To be extra sure that the glitter stays on, also apply a coat of Clear Coat to protect it.
Step 6: Reassemble and Enjoy!
You now have a fancier ride to use yourself or give to someone else. It's shiny, sparkly and ready for its turn in the sun so it should be taken out for a ride.