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« on: July 07, 2007 11:25:59 AM »

i've been using acetone and sandpaper to remove all of the paint from my bike frame, but the acetone doesn't eat all of the paint, and i'm going through sandpaper like a maniac.

has anyone ever done this before?

if i have to wait until monday to take it to an autobody shop for a chemical dip, or to get sandblasted, i will.  but i'd really like to do this myself.

any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007 10:00:19 PM »

Are you sanding it to repaint? if so you don't need to take the old paint off completely, just give the surface some 'tooth', which you probably hsave already accomplished with the sand paper.

If your intent is bare aluminum, then: the paint is most likely enamel, therefore the fastest (not cheap, just fast) is the dip process which involves really nasty chemicals.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007 05:15:46 AM »

i've found something called aircraft coating remover.  it's super cheap and it's just like, this spraypaint that pretty much does the work for me.  i'm pissed i didn't find it earlier.

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007 12:23:09 PM »

Ah! you found the stinky chemicals in a can! Nice! Coolio bike too : )
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