Introduction: Repaint Your Bicycle
Have a Bicycle and its colors looking faded or not shiny or you just have old Bicycle want it to make it look even better than a new one. So just Repaint your Bicycle which wasn't too hard. I used spray paint to repaint my Bicycle. And now it's looking even newer than new. I painted under $20. If you want to do, Here's how you can do it.
Step 1: Disassemble the Bicycle.
Disassemble the bicycle from fenders to fork, saddle, handle and even main frame. If you don't disassemble the bicycle, it will very to difficult to paint.
Step 2: Sand All the Parts
Now sand all parts with a sand paper and don't forget to remove old company decals or stickers. Sand till all the paint is removed. Check that no paint is left to be sanded. You can even use an orbital sander if you have,
Step 3: Clean All the Parts.
After sanding there will be some dust, so clean it with damp cloth. If small dust particles are left, after painting there might be a rough finish.
Step 4: Selecting Colors
Select the color you like to see on your Bicycle. Select a combination of 2 colors and select color scheme. And think twice before coloring. Buy that Spray can. I selected White and Blue. I colored the frame and fork white and colored other parts blue.
Parts colored Blue - Handle, Both Fenders, Stand, Chain guard.
Parts colored White - Fork and Frame.
Step 5: Things to Know Before Painting.
Keep in Mind these things Before Painting your bicycle.
1) Wear mask.
2) Practice on other thing before doing on your bicycle.
3) Protect the surroundings with newspapers and don't paint indoors.
4) Shake the can for 1 min before spraying.
5) Clean the Spray valve after spraying.
6) Paint steadily and in sweeping motion.
7) And Most Important be Patient, let the Paint dry.
Step 6: Paint Time!
Everything's done, now let's PAINT. Protect the surroundings by newspaper. Choose the color you want. Shake the CAN vigorously for 1 min. Point the Spray Can towards the object. Paint in a steady and sweeping and avoid paint drips. Keep a distance of 9 to 12inch distance between Spray Can and Bicycle. Apply 3-4 thin coats rather 1 heavy coat. Wait 5-10 minutes after apply one coat and then painting second coat. Avoid over coating and paint drips. I used 2 White spray can and used 1 blue can.
For more durability and Gloss apply clear coat and paint will shine. And applied Clear on seat and handle. Let the paint completely dry for 3-4 hours. And now check by touching the paint and ensuring that there no moisture.
Step 7: Assemble the Bicycle and It's Done
After the paint dries assemble the Bicycle. And your Bicycle will be newer than new. ENJOY YOUR NEW RIDE!!!