|07-05-2004, 06:14 AM||#1|
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Frame painting: whats next?
My friend had an old GT tequesta frame thats about 5 years old and he doesnt need it anymore, and i have enough spare parts to build a complete bike, so i decided as a project, to build up an xc / light DJ and street bike. Of course i wanted to change the teal green colour before i started building though, so ill get to the point:
I read some of the threads on here about painting frames, and someone suggested aircraft coating remover to strip the frame (Loopie i think?) so anyway i bought 2 aerosol cans from lordco. HOly fuck that stuff works well....spray on the frame, wait 10 minutes and just scrape it off with a plastic scraper, it goes right down to the base metal with no effort. I used just over one can to get the frame done, but there is still some faint residue in places, and some small scratches...I know that scratches wont really come out and obviosly i dont care much about this frame anyway as its old and ghetto, but what is the next step in the process?
Do i wire brush the frame? sand it? i know obviously that after that i start the priming process, but how do you guys prepare the base frame metal ?
I'll post some pics of the frame before, during and after stripping and painting later..
sorry for the long thread
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