Introduction: How to Paint a BMX Bike

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during this instructable you will learn how to fully paint your bmx bike.

Step 1: Step 1

materials need.
-color of spray paint you want your bike to be.
-primer if you want.
-allen wrenches of different sizes
-screw driver
-ratchet with different attachments
-the finest grit sandpaper you can get you hands on

Step 2: Stripping Parts on the Bike

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first of all you need to take off any of the parts of you bike that you do not want painted. and if you don't take some parts off then I advise you to atleast cover the parts with paper towels or something of that sort.

Step 3: Sanding.

for the spray paint to stick better to the metal on your frame and other parts..sand as many of the parts as possible

Step 4:

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once you have you bike stripped and covered. also sanded. its time to paint..find a place you can spray paint it and be able to let it dry. some place like on your lawn or you can even hang your bike on a tree branch. paint about two coats of paint over your bike and let them dry!

Step 5: This Is What My Bike Looked Like

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it went from a trek bmx bike. silver. to this.


admin (author)2009-03-18

This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

admin (author)2009-03-17

Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!

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Overlord Doge (author)2016-11-08

Awesome thx I wanted to paint my Haro but pictures would help

BenK6 made it! (author)2015-11-12

i made this .

Farash (author)2012-05-15

i tried to remove all parts but it was hard taking off the chain....its all greasy...can you tell me what to do with it ?

DiegoV3 (author)Farash2014-12-21

buy a chain breaker then take it of then pant then reattach it

harinder87 (author)2014-03-31

What type of paint need to buy ?

soldeir 9 (author)2012-03-21

niiiice.. this is gonna help ALOT since im fixin my rusty BMX up, it wont just be good in performance, it'll look epic too!! thx man, but yeah, more pics would help.. and a brief (or good) explanation on stripping your bike would help alot.. idk, it might just come 2 me once i start.. i guess i'll see......... nice instructible 3.5*

General Eggs (author)2010-07-28

That's a sweet paint job! What model is that?

TSC (author)2010-06-19


crack_shot_556 (author)2009-11-04

 thats an amazing piece of work you got there, beats the crap out of my DB skindog.

trenty996 (author)2009-04-03

Nice but lower your seat a little. mine is all the way down. The amp sticker was cool too.

runthunter246 (author)trenty9962009-04-03

why lower my seat?? i have actually..easier for getting a new bike soon though. hopefully somethin off the eastern 2nd line. and the amp isnt a sticker i hand painted it. thanks though!

sharlston (author)runthunter2462009-10-21

which bike you getting ?ive got the felt mystic 2009 its a really good bmx

northcoastnomad (author)2009-07-24

ooh Pretty colours.
Btw, what can i do if the bolts are flushed on the bike? =/

if you cant get them off with a 15mm,18mm or 19mm socket its time to get the angle grinder and cut the axles off

SK8RGUY (author)2009-08-20


sharlston (author)2009-08-08

cool ible im getting a bmx in a couple of days! :)

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