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 Post subject: Zaskar le winter project
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi just purchase a purple 93 zaskar le , a lot of scratches on it was thinking of removing the purple adonizing any ideas how to remove thanks :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:39 pm 
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https://www.amazon.com/Sodium-Hydroxide ... B00VQVLMVI

Caustic soda but why? Purple is a pretty rare and desirable color way for Zaskars.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well it was just that it had a lot of scratches on , any why of touching them up. I like the colour , I will try and put a picture but not very good at that :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:29 pm 
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The trick with caustic soda and not degrading the aluminum is speed. The window is pretty tight and I’d seek professional help if you’re not of the engineering mind. The tub needs to be large enough to fully submerge the frame at one time. Maybe Rampage can weigh in. He’s a local SME on the topic.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:35 pm 
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perhaps give this a try for touching up?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:12 pm 
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Couldn’t agree more Frank.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:22 pm 
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I tried sharpie and other marker pens on mine, it didn't work. Pen ink is very thin and watery and you can still see the scratches through it. For an anodised finish using nail varnish is a much better option.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:41 pm 
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If my wife knew how many bottles of her polish I’ve obsconded through the years she’d blow a gasket.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Smithjss70 wrote:
If my wife knew how many bottles of her polish I’ve obsconded through the years she’d blow a gasket.


Chance looking like an oddball and take your bike frame into a cosmetics store instead :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:06 pm 
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Hi think I will have a check through the wife nail varnish see what's she's got and if not looks like I'm of to boots :wink:


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