Before I take the bike apart is one can of primer and one can of primer enough? Biking to evanston in the next day or two. Is one can of each enough??
Not all spray paint is created equal, and so it will depend on how good the coverage for your paint is as well as what size the can is. What kind of paint are you planning on using?
Rustoleum self etching primer and rustoleum "bright coat metallic finish" (silver)
I got the wire brush drill attachment and it goes to the metal pretty quick, I sort of hope to get the bike apart, painted and back together in one day. Thats the plan.
Also, don't forget our local businesses...Heritage does a powdercoat for bikes...
Powder coating is the way to go. My friend found a guy in Crestwood ~$60 a frame with taking the old paint off. He has had 3 bikes done and they are beautiful.
For 60$ who is this friend? This is significantly lower than any other price I have found.
This is who a friend uses.