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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:06 am 
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hi
picked this up as a project.
wonder if original paint is still under this crappy rattle can paint job.
do we know what it is? :)
roy


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:20 am 
BoTM | Gold | PoTM
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87 Team Blizzard?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:56 am 
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Can I change my mind? 88 Avalanche?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:24 pm 
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A very large Rocky Mountain something?

Looks awesome!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Them there are Toyo stays... ;-) so probably the '89 Avalanche as mentioned without looking at details.
Seatstay same colour as fork, rest in what ever colour the yellow actually is.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Helpful tip.

If you want to remove rattle can paint gently, leaving the paint underneath intact try nail varnish remover.
I have a frame someone sprayed over decals and all and I used cheap nail varnish remover (acetone) and cotton wool balls.
Wet n dry dipped in acetone is good to cut through the top layers.

Its laborious but you can pick a patch and it will at least tell whats underneath.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:08 pm 
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MADJEZ wrote:
Helpful tip.

If you want to remove rattle can paint gently, leaving the paint underneath intact try nail varnish remover.
I have a frame someone sprayed over decals and all and I used cheap nail varnish remover (acetone) and cotton wool balls.
Wet n dry dipped in acetone is good to cut through the top layers.

Its laborious but you can pick a patch and it will at least tell whats underneath.


I used neat Acetone(Propanone) on my Rocky and it works as you say needed. Got bored once I had what I needed to know though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:03 am 
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edit: fingers were too quick. :wink:


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