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Use dichloromethane to remove paint

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!
Flocks of paint falling of my bike frame, uncovering the raw aluminium
Flocks of paint falling of my bike frame, uncovering the raw aluminium
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

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