Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My passion lately has been transforming someones old frame into something that is truly mine. I've found that applying noxious chemicals and exposing the frame's rich aluminum is very rewarding.

Unfortunately I don't have a "before" picture but I will tell you it was a dark purple Gary Fisher Pirhana; I'm the third owner (I think).


My setup. KleenStrip "Aircraft" paint stripper. 3M industrial strength scouring pad. Chemical resistant brush. No that isn't OJ in the glass, it's the stripper.


Application of stripper.


Removal of paint with scour pad.


Note gloves and respirator (organic vapors!!) for nasty strippers.


Finished product. Ready for primer and paint. Yes, there's still a bit of paint on there; yes, I'm too lazy to get it all.



It's been fun so far! Can't wait to build her up with a slew of bargain bin parts!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
374 Posts
Just a heads up, you need to neutralize the air craft stripper before painting. The common thing used to be just soapy water but there was a recent bulletin sent out by one of our paint manufacturers( I sell automotive paint to body shops) that recommends using mineral spirits as the neutralizer.

I am going to keep looking for the bulletin...
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top