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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:35 pm 
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Just bought this Orange Aluminum Elite just wondering if it's worth removing the lacquer and polishing or just stripping and giving it a good clean?

If it's worth removing the lacquer what's the best method, sanding or stripper.

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:55 pm 
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The lacquer seems in quite bad shape. Sanding is a lot of work. I'm using paintstripper for this. Reckon a bit more than one can for the whole frame. They're about 15 pound each at the local car shop.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 7:13 pm 
Old School Hero

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Will any paint stripper do?


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 7:29 pm 
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hi, ive stripped a few frames recently and found the best paint stripper can be got from ebay, try searching industrial paint stripper its about £10 a big can usually strips all in about 20 minutes then i rubbed the whole thing over with brillo/soap pads then autosol polished.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 7:36 pm 
Old School Hero

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Cheers, have you re-lacquered when polished?


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:06 pm 
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well.. i did re-lacquer my raleigh rsp with can spray lacquer but even though it came out lovely it scraped off to easily so i removed it all and re-polished,now all i do is wipe it over with gt85 every now and then. i did consider clear powder coat as this is hard wearing. or a body shop would also do it for a price.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:13 pm 
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Media or vapour blasting might do the trick.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:20 pm 
Old School Hero

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Thanks for the info, I'll strip the lacquer, polish and see how it lasts.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:32 pm 
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I used Wurth gasket remover, it even removes powder coat.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WURTH-GASKET ... SwGGlao-uF


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