Re: [CR]Removing touch-up paint on a frame..?

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Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 21:21:36 -0800
From: bruce thomson <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Removing touch-up paint on a frame..?
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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

--- On Sat, 12/27/08, John Thompson wrote:

From: John Thompson <> Subject: Re: [CR]Removing touch-up paint on a frame..? To: 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 (
Appleton WI USA