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    Old Bike Is New Again.

    This is the P1 frame that has been sitting in my parents basement back in NY since 2005.
    While visiting back home in NY last week I had the idea to dust it off, strip it down to raw aluminum and bring it back to Los Angeles with me ...
    1 week later, this is how it looks.




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    Nice! What did you use to strip it? I was thinking of doing the same thing to my bike.

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    Aircraft stripper works fine.

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    yup. aircraft stripper, let it bubble, and then I hit it with a pressure washer. Two coats of that and a few sprays and there was no paint.

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    About how much did you need and where could I get it from?

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    Sweet, looks good... Did you fill the bottlecage holes in with something?

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    Thats sexy man. Love the raw look.

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    did you coat it with somthing or is it just bare nekked?
    The most important thing is what God thinks about it. He will have the final say. Joshua Stinebrink

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow
    About how much did you need and where could I get it from?
    Just a few coats with a small paint brush. Home Depot or any other hardware store will have it. I used about 1/10th of the container...I think its called Zax or something? Not sure. I left it back in NY...
    Last edited by BH1; 03-26-2009 at 11:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ae111black
    did you coat it with somthing or is it just bare nekked?
    Just RAW! it may oxidize but I doubt it. It's a bike I'm only gonna ride at the trails and at the BMX track so I think I'm good.

    here's a closer look at the frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGill
    Sweet, looks good... Did you fill the bottlecage holes in with something?
    The bottle cage bosses are just recessed and threaded. Not all the way through the tubing. There was some water that I had to drain and I let dry from other holes in the frame due to the pressure washing.

    All in all it was fairly painless, but messy. Using the pressure washer was the best tool to use. I tried to wipe the frame down with a cloth at first, but it became a complete mess, so I busted out the pressure washer and the bubbling paint got blasted off the frame leaving the raw aluminum. 2 rounds of stripper and pressure washing and it was clean.

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    Better throw some clear on there, or it's going to rust. No matter where you use it, or where you live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pro
    Better throw some clear on there, or it's going to rust. No matter where you use it, or where you live.
    Isn't that P-frame aluminum?

    Aluminum won't rust, it will just form a protective layer of oxidation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo!
    Isn't that P-frame aluminum?

    Aluminum won't rust, it will just form a protective layer of oxidation.
    exactly.

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    you should try to hook up with us and bring your sled to our jumps. you live too close to have an excuse not to...


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    you should try to hook up with us and bring your sled to our jumps. you live too close to have an excuse not to...
    Let me know. I'm hitting up Kenter tomorrow morning... and again to dig on sunday if I decide to not race bmx out in Simi Sunday morning.

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