I’m doing a BMX at the moment and the general consensus seems to be paint stripper, sanding, priming, load of coats of paint and a lacquer. If you use hammerite or similar then I think you can do less coats and probably do away with the lacquer.
I’m no expert at all though, just what i read and this is my my first time restoring a bike.Posted 4 years ago
i wouldn’t bother myself, by the time you’ve stripped it and prepped the frame, then the cost of the paint i’d rather get it done properly by a specialist. You’ll be amazed how affordable it is.
My BMX frame and forks cost about £70 all in to be powdered and the finish is amazing!Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Hammerite chips very easily. I’m with Pickle, the cost of a pro job is less than teh cost of DIY once you include your time, and will be better. I did my commuter myself just for the project, I like this sort of thing but it didn’t make any sense otherwise.
Nitromors might or might not work, depends on the finish. If you’re getting a mate to spray it, see if you can find out what they’re using, automotive finishes aren’t that suitable for bikes.Posted 4 years ago
Root, the company i use is http://www.pwsfinishing.co.uk/powder.html
He’s well known in the Old School BMX scene as being one of the best! not sure where abouts you are but he’s based in Romford, Essex.
They do all the stripping and prepping for you, so all you have to do is post off/drop off your frame and pick your colour.
He does other finishes as well as powder.
My guess a frame alone would be about £50/£60 depending on colour?
Here’s a link to some of his work for us old BMX guys 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Really want to keep costs down as the frame only cost me £60 so I don’t want to be spending a fortune and it will be a present for a friend. I’ll be getting it sprayed for free by a friend in the bodywork trade.
So frame paint stripping is a ball ache. Nitromors is no longer very powerful.. Really going off the idea of paint stripping, and don’t want to pay more than £20 to have it prepped.
Might just have it sprayed over the top. 😯Posted 4 years ago
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