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    worth painting?

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    is it worth painting and keeping the stickers? or is the frame too expensive too ruin it like that? if not, what can i do to put the shine back out?

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    It's Ti, that should answer your question. I do believe that it is brushed. I don't know how they do it. You can certainly get new stickers.

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    Use a Scotchbrite pad to re-fresh the finish. Do a search for it.
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    I actually think that bead blasted Ti frames have a classier look. I just had my Kent Eriksen frame refinished. I took it to a local shop and 70 bucks later it looked brand new. I got a new decal set and new head badge from Eriksen and it was done. Just make sure to use the finest grit glass bead. Otherwise the other option is the straight green scotch brite pads. Make sure to be uniform in your brush direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious View Post
    I actually think that bead blasted Ti frames have a classier look. I just had my Kent Eriksen frame refinished. I took it to a local shop and 70 bucks later it looked brand new. I got a new decal set and new head badge from Eriksen and it was done. Just make sure to use the finest grit glass bead. Otherwise the other option is the straight green scotch brite pads. Make sure to be uniform in your brush direction.
    $70, do tell. Got a link? Moots wants about $400 for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    $70, do tell. Got a link? Moots wants about $400 for the job.
    there is a local framebuilder near me that is a recent start-up company. He builds custom Ti and steel frames. I think that was the friends and family discount he gave me to blast my frame. But you can check out his company Blitz Cycleworks at Blitz Cycleworks | Handmade steel and titanium bicycles. Crafted in Wisconsin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious View Post
    there is a local framebuilder near me that is a recent start-up company. He builds custom Ti and steel frames. I think that was the friends and family discount he gave me to blast my frame. But you can check out his company Blitz Cycleworks at Blitz Cycleworks | Handmade steel and titanium bicycles. Crafted in Wisconsin.
    Thanks, that's a great deal.

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