Classic & Vintage - stripping bad respray off Bianchi
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05-23-09, 01:48 AM
I just picked up a Bianchi Quattro for $10 at a thrift store. It has been repainted a solid forest green with some type of heavy enamel paint (I can tell it's a Quattro due to the quatro components, Ofmega cranks, and the celeste green showing through where the new paint has chipped off). Does anybody know if it's possible to remove the new paint WITHOUT removing the original celeste green? Thanks!
Well, I've got good and bad news. It's probably not possible to remove the paint without destroying the base coat. That's not a problem because Bianchis have such a cult following that it easy to source replacement decals and paint. You might end up spending more than you wanted. But the result could be a killer bike if done correctly. Good luck
05-23-09, 06:57 AM
I've had good luck with acetone.
The respray comes off easily. Only thing is, you may find out why it was resprayed in the first place.
I've heard goof off works as well.
05-23-09, 07:12 AM
This is exactly what I needed. I'm gonna be getting a project either tomorrow or monday that was resprayed.
05-23-09, 10:01 AM
Hello if I may add my two cents. you did make a great find for $10 but you do not have a 'Quattro'. what you have a is '89 or '90 Campione de Italia. the bike is made with Columbus CroMor frame in Bianchi's famous (and fabulous riding) Superset frame design. the Quattro compnenets were made as a group by Modolo, Ofmega and Suntour. this will be a great ridding bike once you get it cleaned up and on the road. enjoy it.
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