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    Default Prep for repainting a frame?

    Wondering what solvent to use to clean out the Frame Saver in a frame I am getting ready to repaint?
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    Default Re: Prep for repainting a frame?

    If you’re simply repainting it, I wouldn’t try to clean the inside of the tubes.
    I have a bike that’s been resprayed twice in 30 years and I never cleaned the frame saver out.
    But I’ll defer to experts.

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    Default Re: Prep for repainting a frame?

    Is it necessary to have a colonoscopy before going to a tanning salon?!

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    Default Re: Prep for repainting a frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Polack View Post
    Is it necessary to have a colonoscopy before going to a tanning salon?!
    Well, now that you put it that way....
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    Default Re: Prep for repainting a frame?

    I remember reading of Eddy M's enema before his hour record ride. Not a very direct metaphor but about the same connection as a colonoscopy and a tanning salon:)

    As long as the rust inhibitor remains somewhat solid and doesn't migrate about through a vent hole all will be fine. Add cleaning chemicals and/or heat and the physical state of the internal coating can change, and not necessarily resolidify in the time frame the painter is allowed when doing multiple layers of paint.

    This question is really best answered by the painter. Do they use a heat pushed drying/curing? Do they chemically strip the frame prior to paint? What has been their experience with this stuff? Andy
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    Default Re: Prep for repainting a frame?

    Here's my basic process:

    - Chemically strip frame
    - Flush the tubes (inside and out) with Acetone
    - Blow inside and out with dried compressed air
    - Flash off in the bake box
    - Tape off all vent holes
    - Media blast exterior of tubes
    - Remove tape from vent holes
    - Blow inside and out with compressed air, ensuring to shake frame in all directions
    - Final exterior wash with Acetone
    - Re-tape all vent holes
    - Into paint booth

    There is hardly anything more frustrating that having internal fluid or blast media filtering out into your freshly applied paint, so take due precautions to avoid this.

    Best wishes,

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    Default Re: Prep for repainting a frame?

    Sounds like a plan. Have made wooden plugs for the vent holes

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