Re: [CR]Cinelli Lasers, bondo, and a more surprising fill material.

Example: Framebuilding:Paint
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Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 13:28:40 GMT
Subject: Re: [CR]Cinelli Lasers, bondo, and a more surprising fill material.


I've seen some Schwinns like you mentioned. The filler is probably not

lead, but a low temp. solder of some sort. The one I worked on the

material acted more like aluminium than lead. Probably some sort of

soft solder.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA

-- Harvey Sachs wrote:

Mssrs Schmidt and Hollenberg have, I hope, come to agreement that some

Lasers do and some don't, which is good enough for me.

For your reading pleasure, a Real Story. It was a long time ago, and


was using a little propane torch for stripping the paint from our


1950s Schwinn Town & Country tandem, a fine, 4130 chrome-moly,

fillet-brazed beast. Suddenly, there was a splatter. Then more. Yes,


those long ago days of yore, before OSHA*, Schwinn used a bit of lead


smooth the joints... I can't remember what I replaced it with, but it

was probably bondo. :-) FWIW, a lot of lead was used for custom auto

bodies in the pre-Bondo era.

harvey sachs
McLean VA
*Caution: If you think OSHA is a town in
Wisconsin, you could get in big trouble.