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 Post subject: Pitted Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Im doing a major overhaul of my beloved 1997 Kona King Kikapu,the aluminium has a lot of pitting and it really lets the bike down,Im tempted as a last resource to vapour blast it and powder coat it.Is there an aggressive paste that will clear the pitting?


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 Post subject: Re: Pitted Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:38 pm 
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I'd just get it soda blasted and powdercoated :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pitted Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Any colour combo recommendations?


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 Post subject: Re: Pitted Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Good question - I'm sure you'll get plenty of inspiration if you do a quick search on the forum.

Or you could just re-polish it once it's been soda blasted - or just leave it naked. I think that would look great :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pitted Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:43 pm 
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you sure it's pitting and not just the laquer looking tired..if it is then look up dossa's cure for removing laquer with tin foil..quite good results


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