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Repainting a crankset

I have a silver/grey painted FSA tempo crankset with some scratches and fading, I wanted to know how I would go about re painting, e.g. would I need to sand back down to bare metal or just sand off ...
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Areas to mask when painting a bike

This summer, I'm going to buy a BMX bike because I've wanted one for a while, and I have zero self control. I'm going to paint it because first off, the color is kinda boring, and second, spray ...
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Carbon or paint crack

Does this crack look cosmetic or structural to you? It's tiny hairline thick. UPDATE: I took the bike to trek store and their technician looked at it (I think he simply did tap test) and said he ...
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Name of colour of paint on Kink Volte BMX

I am looking for the color name for restoration on my kink volte? serial # aca10e001651 Any ideas would help. I'm hitting a brick wall with google.
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Painting for mudguard is needed!

I want my mudguard(for cycle) in style but I don't have paint. When I search web it is very costly. Can I do it with water colour or fabric painting? Or there is any other paint but it should be ...
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Aluminum fork: paint defect or sign of strained?

I know there's a lot of question regarding paint defect or crack. But I need your opinion about this. Recently, I bought new bike but discounted and it's the last piece of it. On the back of the ...
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Paint bicycle keeping stickers

I have seen a used bicycle for me to buy, which has got me mainly interested, but I don't like the fact it is white. Is it possible to paint it another color keeping the stickers? Thanks.
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Is it possible to change a painted frame into a chromish one?

I have a fixed gear bike and I'd like to give him a fresh start. It's all painted in blue and I'd like to know if it's possible to obtain the chromish color on the links between the tubes (it's an old ...
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Is chemical stripping as good as bead-blasting to prepare a steel frame for repainting?

I have a rather nice old hand-built 531 frame and fork that I'd like to have repainted. Some companies offer bead-blasting to prepare it, but others offer chemical stripping. Is this as good as bead-...
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Cracks in paint on aluminum frame

I noticed some small cracks in the paint on my aluminum frame bike. The cracks are clustered around the rear brake boss, and only on one side (NDS). The bike is from 2011 and has been ridden over 10,...