Step 1: Start Stripping the Bike
- chain tool
- Allen wrench (4mm, 5mm & 6mm)
- Socket wrench
- Crescent wrench
- Blue Krylon Dual
- Krylon Clear Coat
If you're new to this, be sure to pay attention to all the parts you pull off as you'll need to put them back on later. Also, make sure to carefully store all of the pieces away. It's easy to lose a couple tiny pieces along the way.
Step 2: Clean It Up
Step 3: Sand It Little
When that's done, wipe the frame down with a damp cloth to pick up all the dust.
Step 4: Cover Up Anything You Don't Want to Paint
In addition to the crank arms, I also covered up the brake posts with masking tape.
Step 5: Paint!
The first phase was done like in the first photo here with the frame resting on the seat post opening and the rear dropouts. In the second phase, I balanced it on a crank arm and one of the chainstays. It's not elegant or super stable, but it works.
For each phase of painting, I applied three coats of blue Krylon Dual spray paint. Just be sure to wait for at least 5 minutes between coats. So with two phases, this resulted in 6 separate coats of paint being applied.
After that, I let the whole thing dry overnight before applying 3 coats of Krylon Clear Coat with the same process.
Step 6: Put Everything Back On
But that's it, your bike has a new paint job and you're good to go.