Paint stripping frame to raw
Commercially available chemical strippers are highly unlikely to harm the frame. Using something like Nitromors you’ll need to dismantle the frame completely and give yourself half a day to remove the paint. The bulk will/should come off easily; paint around welds will need extra applications of stripper. Aluminium does most of its oxidising withing minutes of being exposed, so a bare/polished frame finish will be easier to maintain than one with a clearcoat finish.
For what it’s worth, I’ve done three frames: one HT and two FS.Posted 6 years agofervouredimageMember
Now as why someone want to remove the paint from one of the sexiest colour on a bike, this is a different matter.
Nitromors and elbow grease it is then.
It’s not so much the colour I dislike it’s the fact the paint jobs on Commies are generally quite poor and the chips and flaking is already really bad – looks very tatty after only a dozen or so rides. I only have to look at my Supreme and it starts to flake. I’m hoping that technique may help when stripping it but you know that as soon as I start the paint won’t budge.Posted 6 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Did my Ventana, but the paint came off very easily. Some can be a real task. Plenty of Nitrimors, some plastic scrapers. Tried polishing mine but gave up. If the frame has been lightly blasted before the original finish your looking at hours & hours of wet & dry flatting to get it anywhere near enough to polish. When polished it comes up a treat, but by christ is there some work in it. The kit I bought had 3 different mops & soaps. had it re-powder coated in the end.
Kayak23’s looks nice, wish I’d have thought of that. 😉Posted 6 years ago
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