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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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Sanding my way through layers of unwanted paint and filler
Sanding my way through layers of unwanted paint and filler
Schindelhauer steer mounted on my aluminium bike
Schindelhauer steer mounted on my aluminium bike
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!
Front fork wrapped in plastic bag
Front fork wrapped in plastic bag
Working my way through the entire bike frame
Working my way through the entire bike frame

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