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Minimal raw aluminium 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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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
Front wheel fitted to the raw aluminium fork
Front wheel fitted to the raw aluminium fork
Front fork wrapped in plastic bag
Front fork wrapped in plastic bag
One part of the front fork uncovered, the other still painted black
One part of the front fork uncovered, the other still painted black
You know something is going on when chemical crystals are forming on your bike frame...
You know something is going on when chemical crystals are forming on your bike frame...

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