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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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Aluminium bike
Aluminium bike
Front wheel fitted to the raw aluminium fork
Front wheel fitted to the raw aluminium fork
Safety label on the bottle of dichloromethane: danger, danger, danger!
Safety label on the bottle of dichloromethane: danger, danger, danger!
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!
Sanding my way through layers of unwanted paint and filler
Sanding my way through layers of unwanted paint and filler
Bike painted black before the treatment
Bike painted black before the treatment

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