Re: Striping paint off and seal bare metal?
If you don't want to take the frame to a professional stripper, (sand blast) place then a good commercial paint stripper is the best bet. You can always just sand it but that is a time consuming project. Bead blasting is the best way. The pros use blast media that will leave the frame smooth and ready for whatever coating you choose. As for protecting bare steel any good polyurethane should give you a good finish. They have gloss, semi-gloss and flat, for that rat rod look. Hope this helps. You can always check out the Eastwood Company for their many products for the purpose.
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