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    Quote Originally Posted by WillT19 View Post
    Should I put some On One or maybe Santa Cruz stickers on it instead haha....
    I like to keep it simple. Maybe just one small sticker on the seat tube by the bottom bracket "Hand Built by Richard Cunningham"

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    Raw Raleigh

    Almost Done, just waiting for stickers ^
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    Looks good just like that

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    It does but I want something like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillT19 View Post
    It does but I want something like this.
    If you want that, why are you hanging out here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    To get it polished, you won't be able to go from steel wool brushed straight to Mothers. You can rub till it catches on fire with mothers at that point before it polishes up. After going over with 0000 steel wool, you'll need to wet sand with paper. Soak the paper in water over night. Start at 500 grit and work your way up to 2000 grit. Wear gloves and don't get the Al on your skin. Then polish with Mothers. Then you'll have this:
    i-i cap. over and uot.(oops...I mean out)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It's pretty easy. Open free account at Photobucket, store your pics there. Copy the IMG link from there and Paste it here.
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    Glad I found this thread.
    I got some silver P35 rims to go along with my silver '08 Performance Access frame. The rims and frame are not actually "silver" so to speak...more like gray. I got some silver stems (Giant) from blueskycycling.com for 7 bucks a pop...but missed the Cromag polished h-bars on sale on Amazon for 39. I have some Syncros 7075 white riser bars...so I thought maybe I could strip them to raw. So I googled for help,and wound up here. I got a silver seatpost and silver hubs...so it's game-on.
    ...Just shows again. It's all on MTBR. I'm gonna name the all-silver bike..."Quiksilver"
    I even found some Quiksilver stickers on ebay...while searching out Trek stickers mentioned in this thread. So here we go.....
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    Re: Let's see your raw aluminium!

    Well it took me 4 days to do it, but finally it's finished!

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    this thread inspired me to strip my 2009 specialized fsr xc. i couldnt be happier with the results.











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    Me too!

    Various projects from last year to last week (2009 Heckler, 2009 Steel SE DJ Flyer, 2011 Turner DHR). Okay, the Heckler was chromed instead but it's still shiny! Lol!
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    Just finish working on my frame
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    Re: Let's see your raw aluminium!

    Let's see your raw aluminium!-uploadfromtaptalk1395633948824.jpg

    My 2005 Giant Team DH. Took about a week to do everything but I love the way it came out.

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    That must be Terminator's bike^^^^^

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    You guys suck

    Couldn't resist after going through this thread. Jasco - sucked so bad, then had a local abrasives guy do a light glass bead blast for a uniform look and to get the nooks and crannies. Came out with a nice satin macbook-esce finish. Seems to be pretty high maintenance though, so I'll probably hit it with some Mother's at some point.

    Super pumped about it though. Rode today and my bike definitely rides lighter, faster, feels more bottomless and tracks like never before

    Also definitely need a kashima rear shock. Let's see your raw aluminium!-raw2.jpgLet's see your raw aluminium!-raw3.jpgLet's see your raw aluminium!-raw1.jpg

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    Bluebeat007 - that looks like a no-nonsense machine. Nice work! The raw, less polished industrial look is what appeals to me. Scratch? What scratch?

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    That bike's the HEAT without the decals. Nice job on the strip and brush!

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    Let's see your raw aluminium!-mpuw76u.jpg

    Walnut shell blasted my cannondale road frame, wasn't too much more expensive than supplies to chemically strip so I figured I'd save myself the risk of burns.

    So if i wanted a more brushed look, I would just take some 3m scotchbrite or sandpaper and scrub it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by penser View Post
    Bluebeat007 - that looks like a no-nonsense machine. Nice work! The raw, less polished industrial look is what appeals to me. Scratch? What scratch?
    Ha!!! Exactly!!! Updated pic.
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    Damn, some nice looking frames in this thread.

    I have a question though. I'm getting a frame that will have a raw Al finish on it and I'd like to shoot for the super high polish that I see on some frames here to match my Rolling Darryl rim. However I'm also getting some custom decals made for it as well. I know the frame will look fantastic for a few months after being polished, but how would you go about 'touching up' the finish when you notice oxidizing? I have no problem re-polishing with Mothers or something like that, but I'm concerned about getting around the decals. I want it to look good, but I also don't want to tear up the decals.

    How do you guys do it?

    Also, does polishing the Al make it more susceptible to water and salt?

    Oh, and one more thing, is it possible to get into all of the tights spots without having to resort to powertools? The frame is only raw aluminum, so I don't have to strip anything. I should just be able to wet sand and polish with Mothers no? Wet sanding with water is okay? Or should you use mineral spirits or somthing like that?

    Thanks!
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    I stripped my frame down with stripper, sanded it and steel wooled it. I had some trouble with the welds and tight spots though. I also hope someone chimes in. If it's too much trouble, I'm just gonna paint it and call it a day.LOL
    I'm thinking maybe a drill and a disc might help though.It looks pretty nice so far with the Mother's Mag polish though. I also stripped my Recon fork lowers too...but then I heard the magnesium lowers will corrode quickly and paint doesn't stick well to magnesium.I guess it will turn out OK if I keep the maintenance up though.
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    The welds are probably what I'm most concerned with. Getting around cable guides and stuff like that could be tricky too.

    I'd rather stick to just hand sanding if I can.

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    Good job!

    So this thread helped me decide to commit to strip/polish my bike. Rather than repost all the pics and descriptions, I'll link to the post I put in the Turner forum. There's lots of pics and some descriptions of what I went through.

    Finally dug into polishing my frame! PIC HEAVY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve77 View Post
    Mine came raw from the factory but it's so nice I'm surprised more brands don't offer it

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    Dude this bike made me cream a lil bit. Im so jelly. NICE WHIP
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    Let's see your raw aluminium!

    Love raw
    5 spot and highline in the raw


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