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Painting Aluminum Bicycle Frame


I have an aluminum frame bicycle that I would like to paint a different color. Although I think there is a protective coat over the original paint job and I am not sure the paint will stick to it, or ruin the bikes look. What should I do to prepare the bike for painting and what kind of paint should I use?

I hope I can get some help.

Sean Kloczkowski
- Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA


The question is; what did you finally do about the old paint. Did you use a solvent or did you sand it?


Robert Allen
- Boulder, Colorado


See this link: [Ed. note: that link is now broken]

Rony Deangelis
- Wakefield, Rhode Island

June 23, 2008

Hi, Robert. Waxes, oil, and general dirt will wreck paint adhesion, but I don't think a clear coat will. Maybe try wiping with Acetone [linked by editor to product info at Amazon], then washing with detergent, then a quick light sanding of whatever is easily accessible. Good luck.


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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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