Being a B.O.B (Brother on a Budget), I’m always looking for ways to make my dollar stretch and of course, get the most of it. So one of the things I wanted to do was personalize my bike without going broke. As it is, its pretty much an RL bike…meaning its plain and simple. I did get a white chain and white bars to make it sweeter.
So here’s what I did…took my cranks off the bike. I had started this blinging process a few days ago and you can get a hint from the left arm what the cranks will look like.
I then took some $5.00 paint stripper that I bought from Wal-Mart and treated the cranks.
Once the cranks have been treated, you’ll see that almost all the paint comes right off.
I then sanded the cranks down with 2000 grit wet/dry sand paper.
Put in some elbow grease and this magical stuff called Mother’s….
Here’s the final product. I actually need to go over it with the wet dry paper and polish it up again. But since I was up until midnight doing this, I’ll save it for another day.
The cost of this project was $5.00, that was for the cost of the stripper. I already had the other stuff such as the Mother’s and paper. But if you were to go out and get all that, I figure you’d spend no more than $15.00 in making your cranks look sweet.