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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:11 pm 
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Got myself another project and was wondering if there's an easy way to strip paint that has been sprayed over the original paint? Or if it's even do-able??? :roll:

The front triangle has been resprayed with black paint. Prob from a rattle can. It was ever sprayed over some of the original decals, which I highly doubt I'll recover. :roll:

I want to get back to the original paint to see it's condition and perhaps retain that.

[edit] Okay, added some pics to the thread now! :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:26 pm 
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there's no serial number :? as you can see the front triangle was originally yellow, and of course it's an RM. :roll: ;)


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:29 pm 
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oh, and does anyone have any info or know about a short crown Syncros fork? It's a third shorter than any of the other forks I have! :shock:

this came off another RM bike, not the frame above. it's OE off a 1991.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:32 pm 
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If that were mine i'd try some cellulose thinners rubbed on the black. It'll probably come off if its a poor job. Failing that either paint stripper ( assuming its powder coat underneath??)

Less risky would be a cutting compound (like an abrasive polish if you will) or 1500 wet and dry.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:55 pm 
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cutting compound??? as in a sharp utility knife? :lol: i tried using that to scrap away the top layer of black. seems to do okay but it would take a lot of work to take it all off. :P


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:46 pm 
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I've had my 'guess' at this. and I'm posting here as I'd lost the thread for a while.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:17 pm 
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so were all Altitudes brazed and all Blizzards welded?


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Looking at the '93 where I think you are reading from PM's. It doesn't actually say the Altitude are fillet brazed, just that the they are world famous for it.
There are quite a few on here who had the '93 (Al, gump ??) Altitude.
But my answer is I don;'t know, i've not seen one. (of either)

I still think
T'bolt, Ti-Bolt and Blizzard are the only frames that used this 'radical' style
Colouring is a Team bike makeover
Year is (well I'll leave this you know my guess).

Many others here will know these much better and probably ridden them. me, I'm guesstimating :?

The german forum might know ?

Loverly bike though, hope you can save the bike some of the original decals/paint. Though the chap at dekerf's place should be able to respray it, apparently he did mine originally :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:34 pm 
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I'd try some thinners or paint stripper, diluted and rub on and off pretty quickly. I hope you manage to achieve removing the rattle can and revealing the original glory underneath!


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What they all said. Rattle can paint is not going to be anywhere near as tough as the original paint so a cutting compound and a large tube of elbow grease or a fine wet and dry or if you're feeling brave then some paint stripper quickly rubbed off before it damages the original finish.


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