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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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Bike painted black before the treatment
Bike painted black before the treatment
One part of the front fork uncovered, the other still painted black
One part of the front fork uncovered, the other still painted black
Front fork wrapped in plastic bag
Front fork wrapped in plastic bag
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!
Flocks of paint falling of my bike frame, uncovering the raw aluminium
Flocks of paint falling of my bike frame, uncovering the raw aluminium
Working my way through the entire bike frame
Working my way through the entire bike frame

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