Re: [CR]Schwinn Continental and paint question

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Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:21:20 -0500
From: "Scott Loveless" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Schwinn Continental and paint question
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Durn. Forgot to send my reply to the list.

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Scott Loveless <> Date: Nov 19, 2007 4:13 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Schwinn Continental and paint question To: Steve Birmingham <>

On 11/19/07, Steve Birmingham <> wrote:
> For paint, the stingray restorers have most of the colors available.
> I think it's a bit expensive, like $30 a can or something, but it is the
> right color.
> There's really no need to remove the cups for a one piece crank if you're
> doing a spray can repaint,
> Just mask them off by spreading a coat of grease over the part you don't
> want painted.
> After the paint dries, wipe the grease and paint off with a rag.
> If you use a small artists type paintbrush you can even mask off stuff like
> decals or
> the edges of the pressed in cups
> Thanks, everyone, for the help with the cups and the paint. I'll beat on the cups a little harder tonight and see what happens.

I made an inquiry about the paint over at the Schwinn restoration forum. About the same time I got a reply over there, Bob Hufford replied here. Both pointed me to From that site: "One can of Primer, one can of Aluminum basecoat, two cans of color and one can of clear are required to paint a complete bike in a candy or Kool Lemon." I think I'll build her up first, ride it around, and make sure it's not going to fall apart on me before I invest over a hundred bucks in spray paint.

Thanks again. Much appreciated. I'll try to keep the list updated on its progress.

-- Scott Loveless New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA

Scott Loveless
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA