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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:27 pm 
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Bought this one today,

paint is still good except on the topbar it is in bad shape (has lots of rust spots.. see picture)

Would RX-5 and enamel paint be able to restore it?

(ill post pictures soon)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Looking forward to see it

Carpotec RX-5 with enamal from the model build shop is exactly what I use in chipped areas/areas with paint off. Sometimes I even go with RX-5 only if I want to preserve a patina and/or want to avoid a bike looking touched up. A spray silicone spray when I park away a bike for a longer period.

RX-5 is great stuff. Easy to work with. It is very liquid, it flows to everywhere within the chipped area and the result is a thin layer you won't notice. Normally I use pencils 00, but also 0, 1, 2 in case the spot is (very) large.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:09 pm 
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DONT USE SILICONE SPRAY!!! for 2 reasons 1, a paint shop wont let you bring it over its doorway it wrecks paint jobs 2, silicone spay can soften metal.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:11 am 
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Looking forward to see it too!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:17 am 
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poweredbypies wrote:
DONT USE SILICONE SPRAY!!! for 2 reasons 1, a paint shop wont let you bring it over its doorway it wrecks paint jobs 2, silicone spay can soften metal.


+1!

The stuff is evil - over time it creeps across any surface, including the floor of a paintshop!!! :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:15 am 
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poweredbypies wrote:
DONT USE SILICONE SPRAY!!! for 2 reasons 1, a paint shop wont let you bring it over its doorway it wrecks paint jobs 2, silicone spay can soften metal.


Okay, a spray oven cleaner and I'll wipe it off than.

Seriously, you say explicitely "DONT USE". Can you please be more specific? Have you ever had bad experiences or did you read 'horror' stories somewhere?

Personally I only had good experiences so far. When I parked a bike away covered with it, it came always out the shed later in the exact same condition. The two frames I brought to the painter I used silicone and WD-40 spray on and I didn't hear him complain and the frames look very good now.

What metals does silicon spray soften??


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:23 pm 
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I was told this by a gunsmith so it would be steel that it softens. Silicone is a nightmare in any paint shop if it's on the surface of the item about to be sprayed you end up with a hammerite look to the paint.

Edit having read up some more I maybe wrong about it softening metals, but Im dead right about paint not liking it tho.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:35 pm 
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It will be very hard to match the colour I guess,
what brand of enamel paint do you use?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:41 pm 
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it has a strange mix of components by the way,

Front mech = campagnolo,
rear mech = shimano 600

brakes (claws and levers) and headset are dura ace,

Is this the original set up?

Ill have to check the catolog of 1978 i guess...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:54 pm 
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It's an A-Frame in "Cognac" colour. (see extract of catalog)

Maybe just fix it with some cognac :)


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