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Should I paint my frame orange?

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Debating whether or not to paint my frame ktm orange. Frame is in good condition just want to change the colour up. I will be spray painting it if I decide to. Do I need to sandblast it or just clean it up then paint over the factory grey?

This is my bike:

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I don't like the look of the orange frames.  Plus if you're just spray painting it will look like crap as soon as it starts chipping and flaking.

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Orange frame and get some clear vynil to stick on frame rails etc. (places that get chipped) and use a clear coat too to protect it.

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The frame comes from KTM powder-coated, so spraying it would be inferior.  I have spray painted steel frames in the past with good success and it all comes down to prep.  However I wish I would have left my old KTM alone after I sprayed it.  After stripping the old paint off and prepping everything it wasn't cheap and for a little more I could have had it sand blasted and powder-coated by someone locally.

 

Now if this was an old Japanese steel framed bike I would say go for it as the paint sucked on those anyway.

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That bike is too clean and new to have a rattle can paint job. If you want an orange frame spend the cash and get it done right, or leave it alone imo.

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