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Old 10-18-2011, 12:13 AM
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Default Re: How to repaint a bike frame

You can use a brush, but the ones that hook up to a drill usually run too slow to be effective. Small diameter ones, rated for 20,000 rpm, when used with a die grinder work better, but a face shield is a must, small wires will fly!
You can also use wire brushes on an angle grinder, they are agressive, and get the job done. Which ever brush you use, you will need to sand the frame when you are done. The brush kind of "burns" the paint off, and needs some clean up.
Or you can use paint stripper, and coarse steel wool. Go to the auto parts , or body shop supply store to get the good stuff.
This will get the frame down to bare metal, after 2 or 3 coats.
Good luck!
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