Framebuilders - How to apply Frame Saver?
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04-24-07, 10:48 PM
I just got a new steel frame, and in the name of $10 insurance, I thought it would be a good idea to spray the inside with Frame Saver.
It sounds like this product starts off wet/runny, and then dries to a sticky-oil state. My question is...should you try to keep this product off of the BB and threads and all?? It seems like if this gets onto the threads, it could cause problems when you go to install parts. I imagine you can just wipe it off the threads immediately after spraying, but in general, I just thought I'd see if people had any suggestions/tips for applying this stuff.
04-25-07, 09:07 AM
I just got a bottle last week to treat an old frame I just bought.
My can came with pretty good instructions attached with a rubber band.
If your bottle didn't have these I can scan it and e-mail it to you if you'd like.
Send me a PM if you need them.
However, looking at the instructions sounds like you don't need to worry. A little WD-40 can be used to wipe the excess off if it gets where you don't want it.
04-27-07, 12:09 PM
You should let the frame saver dry and as it does, it inevitably will pool in the lowest spot on the frame. No matter where this is, you will want to insert some component there, so make sure to clean it out. Finish Line Ecotech is one of the most amazing cleaners out there. Takes off all types of oils and grease, also works very well for adhesive remover. - Cheers!
I always strip the frame, stuck paper towels in all the holes, except one, specially cover the threads, sprayed bunch of it inside one of the opening, plug in the last opening and rotate the frame as many direction as possible to get the frame saver coat everything inside. The paper towels absorb most of the excess. I would never put that mess inside frame with components installed. It doesn't have to be done that often.
04-27-07, 10:22 PM
Thanks for everyone's help...and thanks zfeldman for your offer to send the instructions (I actually just picked up a can and it did have them included).
Anyhow, one other thought I had was to simply coat the BB threads with some grease before spraying on the Frame Saver. It seems like the grease would keep the Frame Saver from getting into the threads, and also make it easier to wipe things off afterward.
I don't think you need to worry about BB threads. the stuff is sort of a soft tacky feel to it after it's dried, which would work sort of like anti-seize or threadlock, I would think. Just treated my steel frame again, and there was some Framesaver in the BB threads, but the BB screwed in easily, with no problems.
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