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Uncover the aluminium with chemicals and sanding paper

June 9, 2018 -

There is beauty in raw, unfinished material that is often hidden with superfluous layers of paint. I like things to be true to the nature of the material. My bike was painted black - not bad - but I wondered what it really looked like from a material point of view.

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One part of the front fork uncovered, the other still painted black
One part of the front fork uncovered, the other still painted black
Schindelhauer steer mounted on my aluminium bike
Schindelhauer steer mounted on my aluminium bike
Front fork wrapped in plastic bag
Front fork wrapped in plastic bag
Bike painted black before the treatment
Bike painted black before the treatment
Testing the chemical solution to remove paint from my front fork - it works!
Testing the chemical solution to remove paint from my front fork - it works!
Safety label on the bottle of dichloromethane: danger, danger, danger!
Safety label on the bottle of dichloromethane: danger, danger, danger!

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