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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:51 am 
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Loving this.

Genuine question, how do you get an even finish on a frame so pitted or are you leaving that to whoever paints it?

Genuine answer, I don't know yet. First stage is get rid of the rust and see how bad it is. I am hoping plenty of primer will do it.


I hope the frame responds to rust treating and is still structurally sound

At this moment in time it looks more like a job for Polycell smooth over for flattening Artex ceilings


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:21 am 
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How are you treating the rust? Wire brush first I guess but then what? Fine wet and dry will clean the tops of the surface but how to remove rust from the pits? Chemical approach?


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:26 am 
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I'll get some Jenolite and use a brush gently. See how much is loose and whats left after that. It does not look so bad in reality, I think the photo's make it look worse than it is. There are a couple of areas of concern, but feels solid enough.

if all's good then use some Curerust and lots of primer/rubbing down. I have a couple of there frames that not as bad to practise on first!


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:02 am 
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Have you considered rust removal using the acid method for rust removal (citric or oxalic acid)? Bit of a faff finding something to submerse the whole frame in the solution but it's a commonly used method by the BMX boys to remove rust on a chromed frame......

I've used Oxalic acid a lot on chromed parts and it really works well......and have been tempted to try the theory on some of the rusty Raleigh Roadsters that I've renovated.......


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:03 am 
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I think I'll try a few thinks and see what works. Cautiously though!


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:49 pm 
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Made a start on the rust, Evaporust and wire brush so far. There are a few areas where pitting is quite deep, but nothing structural so far. Can see a lot more of the original Paint work now.

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Watching with interest. Great start!


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:01 pm 
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So, what’s the plan?
Reproduction of the original paint scheme or a completely new look?


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:35 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
So, what’s the plan?
Reproduction of the original paint scheme or a completely new look?

yes, thinking try the original theme


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:26 pm 
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Original scheme - good choice!


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