We’d like to interrupt your Interbike Goodness with some Dip

Sorry to interject this article on you handsome and beautiful readers. But I wanted to share a project I recently did over at our sister-site,

I have given one of my mountain bikes a new moniker, Burt Reynolds. I’ve written a whole series of articles about his transformation and through out the months he’s gone through some major changes. I originally named him Burt Reynolds because the OEM paint scheme on the Redline D600 reminded me of the Trans Am in the movie Smokey and the Bandit. If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen a status update that stated I was able to strip one of my bikes down to the frame in less than 8 minutes, well this is the frame that I was talking about.
Burt Reynolds
I used 1.5 cans of Plasti-Dip that I bought at my local Home Depot. Things didn’t turn out so well the first time around. I had to peel off the first 5 coats and start over. The end result is what you see below.
Plasti dip bicycle

You can read up on all the steps that I took to get it what you see above. What’s great about Plasti-Dip is that you can over spray it and to remove that excess, all you have to do is peel it off.


  1. john h

    Spray on truck bed liner would have been a more interesting choice of coating. That stuff is indestructible… The blue does look nice however. Will you be updating us on how it wears?

  2. RL Policar (Post author)

    That stuff would have weighed down the bike significantly. But yes I plan on doing an update on the project.

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