Mr Bionic wrote:
what was the process/products you used to strip lacquer off with? Just purchased a similar project. Damn you!!!!
I got some Ever Build X3 triple strength paint and varnish stripper from my local hardware shop. About 5 quid for a tub. It worked a treat. All I did was follow the instructions on the container, using a paintbrush to apply the stripper to the frame, especially the nooks and crannies. You can see the old lacquer bubbling as the stripper starts to work. Then I hosed off the frame when completed. I just wish I hadn't taken off the foil tube spec decal and that I didn't use scotchbrite to remove the excess stripper that wouldn't hose off. I think a cheapo sponge would have done the job just as well and not left scratches on the frame.
No matter how bad it gets... it could always be worse.
1996 Orange E3 - A601
1996 Orange P7 - A602
Repairs: All the various bikes of my 4 children and various nephews and sons of friends, etc. - Just give me the cape and call me "Bicycle Repair-Man"...