Re: [CR] best safe way to remove paint from a full chrome frame?


Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

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To: <pbbikes@gmail.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:27:34 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] best safe way to remove paint from a full chrome frame?


Barry,

3M makes a very effective paint stripper that you can get at auto paint stores. It doesn't have the strong fumes of most other strippers.

Once you get the paint off, you may have some problems getting new paint to adhere to the chrome plated surface. I've seen some instances where the visible chromed areas were masked off and the plated areas that were to be painted were lightly sandblasted to give a slightly matte finish for the paint to adhere to.

Chas. Colerich Oakland, CA USA

-----Original Message----- From: pbbikes

Sent: Sun, Jul 26, 2009 1:12 pm Subject: [CR] best safe way to remove paint from a full chrome frame?

Hey guys,

I trying to figure out whether i want to remove the paint from a frame I have.

Its full chrome underneath the paint-I can tell from the chips. Ive used chemical stripper before but only on a clawfoot tub and used a wire wheel which would make for ugly messed up chrome.

i would love any suggestions or tried and true methods for doing this and leaving the chrome intact to be polished up.

thanks

barry scott
mount shasta ca USA