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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Does anyone know the best way to remove the black anodizing from a Thomson post without resorting to sand paper or other such means which would likely reduce its diameter and degrade the exciting ribbedness!!??


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:29 pm 
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is it worth the hassle? thomson posts sell easily for good money so why not sell yours and buy a silver one. think i got my silver post from CRC fro about £60 as they were having a blow out


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Don't do it! sell it and then buy get a silver one. It'll be worthless if you sand it

What size is it? 27.0??? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:19 pm 
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29.4 - not common.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Drain cleaner & a Brillo pad + light rubbing :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Thanks for the advice. I would buy a silver one out of preference but Thomson only make 27.0 and 29.4 (the ones I have / need) in black.

Someone else has also suggested oven cleaner?

Cheers, Matt


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
Drain cleaner & a Brillo pad + light rubbing :wink:

Yeah, something with Caustic soda in it
Watch as its nasty stuff, a couple of minutes in it then rinse
Repeat you have the until desired finish
Done it a few times 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Caustic Soda with lots of PPE!

How are you going to stop it corroding when it's stripped?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Rampage wrote:
Caustic Soda with lots of PPE!

How are you going to stop it corroding when it's stripped?


paint it black.


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leave in the Utah sun for a few years :wink:

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