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How to remove paint from a bike frame

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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Schindelhauer steer mounted on my aluminium bike
Schindelhauer steer mounted on my aluminium bike
Sanding my way through layers of unwanted paint and filler
Sanding my way through layers of unwanted paint and filler
One part of the front fork uncovered, the other still painted black
One part of the front fork uncovered, the other still painted black
Flocks of paint falling of my bike frame, uncovering the raw aluminium
Flocks of paint falling of my bike frame, uncovering the raw aluminium
Front wheel fitted to the raw aluminium fork
Front wheel fitted to the raw aluminium fork
Working my way through the entire bike frame
Working my way through the entire bike frame

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