was considering that...'ll leave the dirt on there for now
Wow, rather impressive stuff!
Really very, very tidy
Very nice, very nice indeed.
New decathlon stem arrived a few days ago (they are a real nice shape for not much money).
I think I'll leave it black instead of painting this one
How is the finish surviving?
Surprisingly well. It didn't hold quite as well on the seat post, but with some proper prep and priming I think it would have been ok.
This is the most recent photo I have. There are small signs of wear but no more than factory paint would show up in my opinion.
All in, can't fault it
Nice. Like how you've managed to get a bar bag to match!
Seen lots of great results with spray bike so now it's being sold here in Canada I think I'm going to have a go with it.
@Sion my old pal, totally missed this thread. Bike looks excellent, well done!
So rad. Can't believe this is a rattlecan job. Chapeau!
This looks bloody brilliant!
Been a while @spotter if you get locked down in Swanseas give me a shout
Hopefully I'll be back (with my 29er) as soon as the local lockdown is lifted
Always happy to (very slowly) ride around afan & clyne
Hopefully buying a van this weekend, which will make life easier
The brother x wizard bags are perfect for this! Very nice.
This looks real good!
I didn't need them but kinda had to get them
Cool paintjob....Good effort!
Always great to see people having some fun and being a bit more creative with a DIY rattlecan project like this. Just jumping in and figuring it out as you go is the best way to learn what works and what doesnt in my opinion. All you need is a rough idea of what you want and open mind and you'll end up with something interesting, even if it's not exactly what you were aiming for.
As long as you dont go into it expecting to achieve a super high quality finish, and just want to have a bit of fun and make your bike a bit more unique, you cant really go wrong. People often end up wasting a huge amount of time and effort trying to get a perfect finish, which just isnt possible with rattle cans!
Dont get to concearned about the paint getting chipped and scratched though - paint needs to be protected by a decent 2k clear coat to have decent durability.... Which just isnt really possible with rattle cans (You can get 2K clear in a can, but its pretty shit) - So not being to fussed about the finish getting a bit scuffed up over time makes life a lot more enjoyable!
This is hugely inspiring. Absolutely brilliant result considering it's cans.
Hadn't heard of spray.bike until now. Using the tent as a spray booth in the garden is an excellent and simple idea.
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