[quote="matt24777"]That's impressive. I've painted a car with a roller before. Lots of patience, heavily thinned paint many many coats and an arm like Popeye from the sanding! But I always grinned when people asked who sprayed it?
This is very good as getting a decent finish on the round tube profiles of a bike frame must have been very fiddly and time consuming.
Was the paint thinned down? And how durable is it?[/quote]
I did not thin the paint down. I mixed dark blue with a lighter shade, poured it into a jar and brushed it on as it as it was. The wet paint spread nicely without the need for thinners.
I spent eighteen quid on six tins of humbrol enamel from ebay but reckon I only used about a fiver's worth.
As to durability, time will tell. I've been riding the bike regularly for a few weeks and haven't had a chip or scratch yet though.