Introduction: Repaint Your Bicycle
Have a Bicycle and it's colours 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 a new one. I have painted it 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 sandpaper 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.
Step 3: Clean All the Parts.
After sanding there will be some dust, so clean it with a damp cloth. If small dust particles are left, after painting they may give a rough finish.
Step 4: Selecting Colours
Select the colour you like to see on your Bicycle. Select a combination of 2 colours. I selected White and Blue. I coloured the frame and fork white and coloured other parts blue.
Step 5: Things to Know Before Painting.
Keep in Mind these things Before Painting your bicycle.
1) Wear mask.
2) Practice on a sample 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) Paint steadily and in a sweeping motion.
6)Clean the Spray valve after spraying.
7) And Most Important be Patient, let the Paint dry.
Step 6: Paint Time!
Everything's done, now's the time to 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 about 9 to 12inches 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. In total I used 2 White paint cans and used 1 blue paint can.
For more durability and Gloss, apply clear coat and paint will shine. Let the paint dry for 3-4 hours.
Step 7: Assemble the Bicycle and It's Done
After the paint dries assemble the Bicycle.
ENJOY YOUR NEW RIDE!!!