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Topic: My "Wicked" Rainbow Glitter Bike  (Read 19879 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2010 01:00:31 AM »

A completely awesome job. If I had access to that bike I'd probably go back to riding one.  Great job.
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2010 01:02:19 AM »

Holy wow thats amazing!
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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2010 02:15:14 AM »

Good gosh! thats the best thing I've seen in my life!!!!!!
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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2010 04:23:03 AM »

To awesome!
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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2010 05:34:41 AM »

Soooooooooooo cool.

I'd ride my bike way more if it looked like that Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2010 06:09:30 AM »

OMG,... that ROCKS!  I totally want to go get a bike JUST SO I CAN DO THIS!
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2010 06:30:17 AM »

Gorgeous!  This must look so striking on sunny days.  I have serious bike envy....
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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2010 07:17:58 AM »

gotta hit the rocks on this- that is a labor of glittery love! whoa! awesome job.
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« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2010 07:46:10 AM »

Oh my goodness!  Shocked I'm insanely jealous and want to do this to my bike right now!!

Much kudos to you!
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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2010 07:59:29 AM »

Ok, if you HAVE to do this (and seriously, I can't blame you) I'll tell you exactly what I did.

I glittered inside, because I live in Montana and we can get up to 100 mph winds.  Any wind is a pain to deal with.
So I laid down a tarp, took the front wheel off (because it's simple) and started on the top. I started in the front (red) and worked my way back (to purple).
Then I just flipped her so the right side was up and did that side. Then the bottom, then the left.  Then touch up, touch up, touch up.  
If you  have additional patience, you could try removing everything possible, and taping up whats left.  I tried that initially, but got frustrated very quickly. It was better for me to just glue+glitter, glue+glitter...

I don't know what other tips to give you, since this is the first and only time I have (or will) attempt such a huge glitter job...

Seal it well, because you don't want all that hard work to be washed away.  I hope that helps.

Oh! And if you do try this PLEASE POST PICS!! I would love to see how it turned out!!

EDIT:  One thing I do sort of wish I did was prime first.  I'm a little terrified it will all just chip off.  Secondly, after I primed, I  maybe would've done a coat of paint in the rainbow colors, because when there are even small spots in the glitter, you can see the ugly blue/rust underneath.  At least if I had painted first, you wouldn't really notice.  Hope that helps!
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