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 Post subject: rusty frame help
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:38 am 
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Hi,
Ive bought a rather rusty frame I'm about to start working on, Im not worried about saving the paint so I'm wondering if I should go straight to the paint stripping stage and then work on the rust? or clear the rust then strip..

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 Post subject: Re: rusty frame help
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: rusty frame help
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:36 pm 
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Who will paint the frame? I would get it blasted by the painter as the surface will be pristine when paint is applied.


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 Post subject: Re: rusty frame help
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:26 pm 
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Yeah, someone who knows what they are doing and can move it directly from clean, to prep, to paint.....

(If you're going to DIY it, don't sandblast it, use a soft abrasive media. Sand will quite possibly hole the tubes.)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:27 pm 
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I dont have a sandblaster and wanted to do it myself at home (home birth :? )
As far as paint was just going to leave it at metal but with some new reynolds decals.

I guess I will need some kind of dremmel/drill with some of those wire brush attachments to clear most of the rust first ?, or do people in the know think I can get it back to nice bare metal finish with a stripper (paint) and then onto wirewool wd40 etc.

Or if anyone has a good youtube link that they found helpful that would be great, they are mostly poor.

thanks


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 Post subject: Re: rusty frame help
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:39 pm 
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Strip it down completely, nitromors will get most of the paint off, and the scrubbing and scraping will take a lot of the loose rust off as well, then either a flapper wheel or wire brush attachment *carefully*.

You'll need to treat the bare metal with something, or it'll start corroding again incredibly quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: rusty frame help
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:53 pm 
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mattr wrote:
Strip it down completely, nitromors will get most of the paint off, and the scrubbing and scraping will take a lot of the loose rust off as well, then either a flapper wheel or wire brush attachment *carefully*.

You'll need to treat the bare metal with something, or it'll start corroding again incredibly quickly.



this is a nice plan of attack, thanks mattr
yes just reading the frame can start re-rusting with the hour !

well I look forward to posting finished bike pic in this thread in a couple of weeks


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 Post subject: Re: rusty frame help
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:17 pm 
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I take mine to a local sandblaster. Not for blasting but for chemical dipping.
A frame normally cost £10 cash, much much much better than modern nitromors.


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