In August I picked up a wire wheel brush and stripped the frame down to bare steel. It took me about two hours.
September comes and I finally got around to painting the frame. I hung the frame by the head tube from a tree with a wire and began my first frame painting. I lightly sprayed two coats of flat gray primer over the whole bike. With time between each coat to dry. I then followed that up with two coats of a gray metallic spray paint. Again, letting each coat dry before applying the next. Finally I topped off that with two coats of a clear coating that was also came from rattle can. I gotta say I did a pretty fucking good job.
As you could probably tell I am not working quickly on this bike project and I still have the fork to strip and paint. Hopefully this summer I will have a new post to add about getting the bike completed.
Whaddya think so far?