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    how to strip paint from ti frame?

    I have a motobecane fly 29er and i want to strip the paint on it. what is the easiest way?
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    I like jasco paint stripper, will lift the paint off in minutes, but be sure to wear some thick rubber gloves and long sleeves because it will eat through latex and your skin.

    I never understood painted ti frames, bare titanium looks awesome and needs no protection.

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    aircraft paint remover from your local auto parts store will also bubble it off in minutes.

    just be aware that it'll probably void the warranty on the frame, if there is one. there's no reason why they should, but it's likely that they will, from past experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler

    I never understood painted ti frames, bare titanium looks awesome and needs no protection.

    Painted Ti frames =

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    is there a clear coat on this bike? or can I just take off the "motobecane" and the "fly team 29" I don't want the paint taken off the head badge
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    The Moto Ti doesn't have paint does it? Decals no? If you used the search function you probably would have found this:

    2009 Fly Ti Sweet!!

    or this:

    Can a Motobecane Ti Fly 29er XO 2X10 Keep 3 Pounds of Fresh-Picked Chanterelles Safe?

    Good luck and post some pics.

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    I searched but didn't find those threads, but my search was more general. citristrip is the way to go, thank you
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    I just removed my all my decals last night on my Lynskey Ridgeline with Goof Off gunk remover.....you can get at wallmart ot lowes or home depot

    it now looks awesome

    nothing nicer than a raw ti frame without decals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler
    I like jasco paint stripper, will lift the paint off in minutes, but be sure to wear some thick rubber gloves and long sleeves because it will eat through latex and your skin.

    I never understood painted ti frames, bare titanium looks awesome and needs no protection.
    Yup. Jasco. Good gloves and good ventilation required.
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    I used jasco because my lowe's didn't have citristrip. Worked great, but the $H|T is down right caustic.

    Last edited by jpbova; 10-04-2010 at 01:23 PM. Reason: pics added
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    Quite an improvement. Nice job.

    Looks to me like it's begging for a Jen Green head tube badge.

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    are those paint strippers good for aluminium frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudymexico
    are those paint strippers good for aluminium frames?
    yea, works fine.
    I'm not sure of the chemical composition of it, so if it contains an acid or sodium hydroxide, i'd wipe it down with something to neutralize it once you're done.


    btw, nice job jpbova

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