Alicia Lacy

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Comments - Worn Out Radio Flyer Tricycle Gets an Adorable Custom Makeover

Anonymous on Aug 28, 2013:

It would be nice to see a picture of the finished trike.

alicia on Sep 09, 2012:

Hi Kristin! We ran into the same problems with the handlebars. We couldn't find any great replacements, and we had a VERY hard time trying to pry them off, so we left them on and painted them. If they are in bad shape, could you try wrapping them with tape specifically for bike handlebars?

As far as the wheels go, ours came off pretty easily. We ordered a new set to replace the old ones, which made a big difference in the finished product. Our daughter still rides her trike to this day, and the new wheels have held up well. 

Good luck on this project!

Kristin on Sep 09, 2012:

I am attempting to do this project as well, but am having too much trouble taking the wheels and te handle bars off! If you have any advice please let me know!

alicia on Jul 13, 2011:

Thanks for the kind words! Krylon does make a special spray paint for plastics; it's called Krylon Fusion ( However, we took a chance and stuck with the Krylon Dual paint. Happily, the entire trike continues to look brand new. There hasn't been any chipping or peeling on the plastic pieces.

Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011:

This is awesome!  Does the Krylon Dual in a glossy finish work on plastic trikes and plastic outdoor toys as well?  Or does Krylon recommend a different type of their spray paint for that material?

Van on Jul 08, 2011:

This is already a stunning makeover! Truly a Pimp my Trike accomplishment, down to the sweet retro letters! I love Krylon paint, turns dumpster and thrifted finds into polished works of art. :)!

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