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    ... and if we just ... Oops, I did it again.

    Red, white, and blue Santa just swung by:



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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Red, white, and blue Santa just swung by:



    Sweet box!

    Came with the wrong frame though.
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    Flux you! Nice!

    I'm sure the spec and the standard Kodiak shakedown will follow....
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    Just short of a Highline for the Turner full set!

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    Barny will be out fishing until middle of August, so it won't get ridden for a few weeks (it's a size small, for her). Besides, I need to track down a few parts. Anybody have a 115mm Reba they want to part with?
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    Watch out Ebayers

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Red, white, and blue Santa just swung by:


    I could so huck that box.

    Nice frame, I always thought the blue was especially appropriate on the Flux.

    Now that the Ventana is sold, I may be in the market for a Flux myself.

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    Tscheezy, you know how to bring the Chur


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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Sweet box!

    Came with the wrong frame though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Tscheezy, you know how to bring the Chur

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Tscheezy, you know how to bring the Chur

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    I always thought the blue was especially appropriate on the Flux.
    It is actually not the original color. The blue is a sort of matte metallic medium dark blue. I have no idea why it was re-PCed, but the results seem pretty good. The bright candy blue Turner puts out is a more impressive color imo. Beggars can't be choosers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    It is actually not the original color. The blue is a sort of matte metallic medium dark blue. I have no idea why it was re-PCed, but the results seem pretty good. The bright candy blue Turner puts out is a more impressive color imo. Beggars can't be choosers.
    Considering the deal you got, I'd have to agree.

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    I can hear it now:
    T: "Hey Barny, welcome home! I got a surprise for you!"
    B: "What is it?"
    T: "It's small, blue and it's got 4 inches."
    B: " So what's the surprise?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    I can hear it now:
    T: "Hey Barny, welcome home! I got a surprise for you!"
    B: "What is it?"
    T: "It's small, blue and it's got 4 inches."
    B: " So what's the surprise?"
    ...that's just cold....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    I can hear it now:
    lmao
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    ahh. i was watching that and was going to bid on it for my wife and one of my kids got hurt in the backyard and i missed out on bidding i was going to go to 850. what was your max out?

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    I don't recall exactly what my max was. I think it was in the low $900's. I've been shopping for about a year. I was happy when it went for mid $700's.
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    BTW, BigLaker, Barny trying your Flux out while in Anchorage with EndoRando was part of the impetus for this purchase. She was impressed by the diminutive weight and impressive zippiness of your bike.
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    Somehow I had a feeling.....

    ...you could tell she was diggin' it when she swung through and rode on BigLaker's. She said something about it being "zippy" and I thought to myself, "Hmmm, just a matter of time I bet."

    Way to go, I'll bet she'll be really pleased by the surprise.
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    Lol, Rando, we posted almost in stereo.
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    yeah you got a hell of a deal. i can't believe it went for that. there was a small 5 spot a few weeks ago that went for 850 and i missed that also. it is tough to find smalls

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    BTW, BigLaker, Barny trying your Flux out while in Anchorage with EndoRando was part of the impetus for this purchase. She was impressed by the diminutive weight and impressive zippiness of your bike.
    I would have traded for her spot.
    Since that didn't work out, I took Ricks last small Spot off his hands today! How should I build it?
    Barny will totally dig on the Flux.

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    You and bones must have been talkin'.......

    Funny stuff, I remember when you thought you weren't worthy of riding a Turner, now look atcha!

    Let the building begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    It is actually not the original color. The blue is a sort of matte metallic medium dark blue. I have no idea why it was re-PCed, but the results seem pretty good.
    Ok, I take that statement back. The PC job was pretty awful. The color was fine and all, but it just didn't want to stick to the metal underneath. I could chip it away with my fingernail if I pressed hard enough. Hmmm... under the paint was gleaming metal though. Very shiny metal. Polished metal it seemed. I grabbed some paint stripper from the hardware store and got to it..

    The patient on the slab:



    After brushing the paint stripper on and letting it sit for 10 minutes:



    After 20 minutes:



    I wiped the gooey mess off the frame, slapped it back together, and voila! A polished Flux emerged:





    There are some scratches and dimples in the polished finish, but I may buff those out. Not too shabby, I'd say. Judging by how delicate the paint was and the fact that there were no marks where the front der would have mounted, I'm guessing the previous owner had painted it specifically to sell it and cover up some blems. Wasted effort, I'd say.
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    The paint had no chance, the anno clear coat was still there, better off without the paint,imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Ok, I take that statement back. The PC job was pretty awful. The color was fine and all, but it just didn't want to stick to the metal underneath. I could chip it away with my fingernail if I pressed hard enough. Hmmm... under the paint was gleaming metal though. Very shiny metal. Polished metal it seemed. I grabbed some paint stripper from the hardware store and got to it..




    There are some scratches and dimples in the polished finish, but I may buff those out. Not too shabby, I'd say. Judging by how delicate the paint was and the fact that there were no marks where the front der would have mounted, I'm guessing the previous owner had painted it specifically to sell it and cover up some blems. Wasted effort, I'd say.
    Way better, IMO... that's what a Flux is supposed to look like!
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    Glad to see the frame is now in the hands of someone with a bit more sense. Why anyone would want to paint over polished is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Flux emerged:





    There are some scratches and dimples in the polished finish, but I may buff those out. Not too shabby, I'd say. Judging by how delicate the paint was and the fact that there were no marks where the front der would have mounted, I'm guessing the previous owner had painted it specifically to sell it and cover up some blems. Wasted effort, I'd say.
    Nice buy and work. I've been digging polished frames lately. Always look good IMO

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    Nice TS only 2 to go

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    Polished isn't raw.

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    Doh

    Well should give it a Barney touch I reckon, maybe well see it in lucious pink one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I grabbed some paint stripper from the hardware store and got to it..
    Wow, that is quite a nice job tscheezy. Could you tell us what product you used? I'm quite surprised by the result you got versus the "minimal" effort, at least what you described of it! You didn't have to use all sort of small tools to scrape and "sand" in the holes and cracks like around the shock mount parts, solder areas and all? I've always been tempted to strip paint off one of my bikes but never had the courage to get to it thinking it would be too much work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BanzaiRider
    Wow, that is quite a nice job tscheezy. Could you tell us what product you used? I'm quite surprised by the result you got versus the "minimal" effort, at least what you described of it! You didn't have to use all sort of small tools to scrape and "sand" in the holes and cracks like around the shock mount parts, solder areas and all? I've always been tempted to strip paint off one of my bikes but never had the courage to get to it thinking it would be too much work.
    Aircraft remover works the trick. If you apply liberally, there is essentially minimal amount of work required. However, it's likely that the polished/ clear ano finish underneath facilitated the process tremendously.


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    I used this stuff:



    It contains methylene chloride which I think is the ingredient in all those paint/varnish/epoxy strippers. I just used a soft paintbrush to brush it on, after 10 minutes I used a medium bristle scrub brush to work the resulting goo a little and let fresh stripper penetrate deeper into the paint, then one more brushing on of the stripper liquid with the soft brush. It literally dissolved the PC with zero effort, including in the hard to reach areas. I also had a very thin bottle brush I used to work in those tough spots, but the stripper turned the paint into pudding. Not much to it. I did have to pull the decals up since they did not soften under the stripper and they protected the PC underneath. Rinsing with water stops the stripping immediately, so you are better off wiping the resulting goo off with rags through the process. This stuff works great on PC over clear ano, but I don't know if it would be as easy on every surface though I suspect it would be since the PC doesn't stand a chance. Note that Speedub.nate had issues getting the primer off using solvents when he stripped and polished his IH MKIII, but I think his bike had wet paint and not PC. You can find his detailed post on this. It took him many hours to do the job. It took me like 30 minutes total.
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    That looks like a crappy spray can job to me, not PC. PC is way more durable than a layer of paint. It doesn't make since that somebody would go through the hassle of having a fame powder coated to cover up blemishes when they can grab a can of spray paint for under 5 bucks.

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    If you do have to strip powder coat, the stuff Jay recommended is the stuff to use. It will turn PC into soft rubber. Don't get it on your hands!







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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I used this stuff:
    It took me like 30 minutes total.
    You are unreal tscheezy - getting all the deals, and then even the paint comes off easy for you.

    Looks fantastic btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasintrane
    If you do have to strip powder coat, the stuff Jay recommended is the stuff to use. It will turn PC into soft rubber. Don't get it on your hands!

    That's gnarly!

    ... could be a new hellsworth finish...
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    Slap some Titus stickers on it and you are done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    Slap some Titus stickers on it and you are done.
    Whose Titus
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    That would have made sense back when I could chip the paint off with my fingernail, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    ...Note that Speedub.nate had issues getting the primer off using solvents when he stripped and polished his IH MKIII, but I think his bike had wet paint and not PC. You can find his detailed post on this. It took him many hours to do the job. It took me like 30 minutes total.
    Thanks tscheezy, I guess yours had a "second hand" paint job instead of the original manufacturer pain, that might be part of the reason it was so easy. I have no idea what "type" of paint I have on my SC, I think it is probably wet paint. Well, we'll see this winter, I'm starting to be tired of my original red and I sure would like to try out raw or polished!

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