Painting Your Bicycle
Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you are a bicycle owner, a lover or a just daily rider. If you want a bicycle, you will want that not only to perform great but also to look great. After some time, your bicycle paint will wear down, rust, chip, peel, and at a level you will definitely need to do a repaint. And usually, this process shouldn’t cost more than 4$ and not take more than an hour from your life. If you are painting or repainting your bicycle soon, here we are showing steps on how to do it!
- Get all the tools you need!
First of all, before you even start, you need to have all your tools with you which you will need to disassemble your bicycle.
To disassembly it you need:
- Hex Keys
- Tool to remove chains
- Screw Driver
To paint it you need:
- Sand Paper
- Spray Paint
- Remove the wheels
This section requires you to have some general knowledge on reassembling and disassembling your bicycle, but if you don’t have then stay with us to see how to take off every part. Parts removal it is not obligated but it is recommended, but another alternative is to just cover anything that you don’t like to get painted in tin foil.
Here you should start first to remove the front wheel and leave it somewhere safe.
- Remove chain
Often, chain are removed by using chain remover tool and it is quite easy to do that. If you don’t know how to do that we will show you this in the next article.
- Remove rear wheel
You can take off your rear wheel, and if you still don’t know how to do it we will provide information next time!
- Removing other parts
Now, remove handlebars, brakes, seat and the crank. Place all these important parts of your bicycle in a safe place.
- Remove forks
Remove and put them in a place, anyway you will paint them later. Now that you have the frame stripped, it is ready to be sanded.
- Painting your bicycle
This is the fun time. Before starting to paint it, please wash the entire bicycle because this will help to remove all the grease. Dry it afterwards. Then, tape all the parts of your bicycle that you don’t want to paint on them. Hang its frame on a cloth line.
When you are painting your bicycle, you have to keep the paint can 15-25 cm from your bicycle and spray it in, quickly even spray it from top to the bottom. Coat your entire bicycle in paint and then take some minutes to eat or rest. You can come back in 30 minutes and do one another coat. Then, leave your bicycle dry for 30 minutes up to one hour and at the end do the same with all the forks of the bike.