I'm considering repainting part or all of my frame and am not willing to send it out because:
1) it's old.
2) I'd rather put money towards saving for a much nicer, newer bike.
3) I'm doing it so I can sand off surface rust, not to create a work of art.
On some UK GS sites a lot of people have had success brush-painting the frame by diluting ready-for-metal paint 2:1 with thinner so it smoothes out the strokes. Has anyone on here tried it? Spraying makes it hard to hit everything without disassembly and I'm skilled enough with a brush.
PS: I just sanded down the rusted headers and gave it PJOne flameproof paint. For $16 and one afternoon it looks incredibly better = what I'm aiming for with the frame.