I use MEK, Methyl Ethyel Ketone on a rag and do a rub. MEK will not diso lve the original finish (unless its lacquer) and does a good job of cleanin g. However dont try the whole frame because it can 'flatten the finish' and have to be rubbed up with a polishing compound. BT
Bruce Thomson Spokane WA 99204 (509) 747 4314 Masi3v4me@yahoo.com email@example.com
From: John Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [CR]Removing touch-up paint on a frame..? To: email@example.com Date: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 5:47 PM
Bruce Audino wrote:
> Any tips for doing this? I have a frame the previous owner used
> touch-up paint on and I would like to remove it if I can (too much
> paint on a very small scratch). I'm nervous about damaging the
> original paint coat.
I'd use rubbing compound on a Q-tip swab, and lots of patience.
> ALSO, I have a small spot on the chain stay where the chrome chipped
> off and I was wondering how to contain the spot from further flaking.
Short of re-plating, probably not much.
John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Appleton WI USA