Introduction: How to Strip the Paint Off Your Bike

About: Traveler

I bartered for a bike recently and I was not digging the purple color scheme so I decided to paint it! In order to end up with a professional looking paint job I stripped all the paint off the frame to bare metal. Primed it. Then I painted it my favorite color with automotive paint and finally coated it with 5 coats of automotive clearcoat.

Step 1: Here's What You Need!

~Paint Stripper.
I use citristrip as it's a little easier on the environment and the human body (aka magicsauce)
~Cling wrap
cling wrap keeps all the solvents and special magical chemicals in the magicsauce right up in the paint's grill
~a brush
tooth brushes work really well to spread around the magic paint peeling goop (just don't use it afterward to brush your teeth
~Sand paper
scuff the paint first it makes it easier for the magicsauce to do its work.

Step 2: Coat It!

Brush the magicsauce all over and wrap it with the clingy plastic wrap (unlike your ex girlfriend or boyfriend clingy is good in this situation)

Step 3: Peel Off the Plastic and Brush the Paint Away

I left something out. for this you really should have some sort of rubber gloves, also a wire brush or steel wool really helps get the paint off the frame. make sure to get it out of every nook and cranny!

Step 4: Paint It!

There are other great instructables on how to paint your bike so I'll leave it for someone else this time.
remember- BE CAREFUL!
chemicals are super bad for you
magicsauce is basically fatal if you ingest it or stuff like that also DON'T GET IT ON YOUR SKIN!!!

that's all

Happy Flighting!