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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:18 pm 
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I finally got one. It isn't in as good of shape as I had wanted, but it will do. I need to replace most of the decals.
I also need some advice on cleaning the frame and removing some of the scratches. If that is possible. Any advice is welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Merlin
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:07 pm 
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I need help getting rid of blemishes like this one.

Also, I thought the seat post was 27.2, but my 27.2 posts don't really fit. My 27.0 seems to fit.
Also, I assume the front derailleur clamp size is 34.9 since 31.8 is too small.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:10 am 
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Pick up some 3M Scotch Brite kitchen scouring pads ;) There's several types. You can start with the heavy duty ones, and then move to the light duty non-scratch ones.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... 2136&rt=c3


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:40 am 
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RockiMtn wrote:
Pick up some 3M Scotch Brite kitchen scouring pads ;) There's several types. You can start with the heavy duty ones, and then move to the light duty non-scratch ones.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... 2136&rt=c3


I got the heavy duty green and the blue delicate. I guess I am a little chicken to use the heavy duty. I don't want to ruin the frame.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:59 am 
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Just go easy with the pads till you feel you have more confidence. The pads aren't as aggressive as say sandpaper or a metal file. It won't take much metal off. Use the heavy duty to get the scratches out, then go over with the blue to buff the finish in the area to match the rest of the frame.

As for decals, I think VeloCal has accurate/quality reproductions.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:04 am 
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RockiMtn wrote:
Just go easy with the pads till you feel you have more confidence. The pads aren't as aggressive as say sandpaper or a metal file. It won't take much metal off. Use the heavy duty to get the scratches out, then go over with the blue to buff the finish in the area to match the rest of the frame.

As for decals, I think VeloCal has accurate/quality reproductions.


Thanks. I just ordered the decals tonight.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:19 pm 
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ez054098 wrote:
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I also need some advice on cleaning the frame and removing some of the scratches. If that is possible. Any advice is welcome.

for very rough places take a 400 abrasive fleece (titan is very hard and without electric grinders I would not do that to)

And then grind hours or maybe days ...grind grind grind :lol: and finally with a 1000 fleece (remember always in one direction).

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The issue with seatpost I had also with my Merlin, 27.2 did not fit :?

'm looking forward to your build :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:42 am 
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Nader wrote:

The issue with seatpost I had also with my Merlin, 27.2 did not fit :?

I'm looking forward to your build :wink:


So what did you do about your seat post situation?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:04 am 
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I use 27.0


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Nader wrote:
I use 27.0


That seems to be my solution too. Since I have a 27.0 post, it works for me.


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