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Say you have a bike that needs a fresh new look but don’t want to make it look worse by rattle-canning it with the wrong kind of paint… or because just like most of us, you have no clue what you’re doing when it comes to repainting a bike . That’s why Spray.Bike came up with a simple solution that makes painting a bike much easier and pretty fool run proof.

Check out how it works along with some samples and a cool video of some of the Spray.Bike “masterpieces”…

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I’ve painted everything from school projects to motorcycle exhaust and have even “painted” a couple of frames… one of which was an old Schwinn I did a yellow to red fade on like the unique paint scheme of a Serotta Colorado… my unreachable dream bike. It looked pretty good from about 50 yards away while moving, but needless to say, it had more runs than a pair of hose running through a briar patch, and ended up chipping every time you looked at it a bit too hard.

So Spray.Bike came up with a rather unique solution, tailored just for bikes. Okay sure, you can use it on anything, but anyone that has ever painted a frame understands how difficult it is to get every nook and cranny covered without over doing it, and causing the paint to run. An acrylic based paint, Spray.Bike comes out in a powder-like form and drys to the touch almost instantly, (though you still want it to let it dry for a couple of hours so it properly adheres). This is what keeps it from running as it really doesn’t stay in a liquid form long enough to gather and run. Just a little prep time is needed, as the paint will stick to about any raw or painted surface, though they do recommend scuffing up the really smooth clear coat of a newer bike.

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Spray.Bike comes in over 60 colors from your standards and some classics, to some eye-burning fluorescents. They even sell a structural putty you can fill in larger dents with and a spray on putty for scratches or chips that you can sand down for a smooth surface.

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Spray.Bike even makes stenciling pretty easy since you’re working with a product that is almost dry on contact. Here they used a sort of mesh stencil that makes something of a snakeskin pattern. Check out this video on how they did it.

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Even if you just want one simple uniform color, the paint seems to lay on really smoothly. I don’t think anyone is going to be doing their NAHBS bike in this, but for the do-it-yourself’ers, this might be something you want to keep on the shelf. Who wants to do “team bikes”?

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14 COMMENTS

  1. And considering the restrictions on shipping aerosol cans via air, I don’t see this article as much more than a tease.

  2. Whaddya mean? Just hop on a plane and head over to Greece and pick up a few cans.

    They (obviously) should sell online. Maybe the Greek government shut down E commerce as an austerity measure.

    Cool idea though.
    Anyone in the US in the paint industry want to get started on a similar product made/marketed for North America?

  3. This is a great idea! We are about to do a paint project like this to show what can be done… with care and patience you can achieve some very good finishes from ‘rattle cans’ – every bit as good, if not better, than most of the ‘toothpaste’ most factories like to call paint jobs.

    • That would be great! However, checking the SB site there is no indication that they are offering this product. Watching their videos, I see a lot of the Montana 94 cans though (itself a fantastic paint). Maybe this Spray.Bike stuff is just a rebranded 94 can for sale overseas?

  4. The only successful finish I’ve gotten on a bike with spray is using 2k paint. Everything else can be coaxed to look ok, but suffers from durability and poor chemical resistance. I’ll have to give this stuff a try though, looks awesome.

  5. Hella effin sick.

    Buy a squid and paint it to your liking. And let’s focus on what matters – the extra time and investment in painting it yourself will make you love your bike more than any amount of carbon wizardry.

    Great bike, great look, and great company run by great people who are hardworking, intelligent, and know exactly what it takes to make a bike go fast (squid is owned by some downright ballers).

    In full disclosure – I am in no way related to squid, just a former Sacramentan who knows what’s legit.

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