Beginning to Percolate
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale R500, IRO Mark V, 1980's Schwinn Predator BMX, Chrome 1982 Schwinn Traveller
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Oh, believe me, I've tried. The problem I presume is that I haven't yet found the proper stripping chemical. I've used Klean Strip, but just the general stuff. I believe they have stuff specifically for metal. When I tried to use the Klean Strip, I brushed it on, let it sit for 30 minutes and then started scraping, with a wire brush. Scrubbing like the dickens, but very little came off. I've repeated the process twice, but I'm not getting anywhere. I can only imagine when I have to start getting paint off of those stubborn hard-to-reach places. I PMd a guy in the Scattante post, because he described this bubbling off of paint that sounds just peachy to me, unfortunately he couldn't remember the name. I'm not going to give up, though...I'm going to keep looking for that mythical chemical that will produce this mythical bubbling off of paint.
Also, good luck trying to find those nasty metal strippers in in those upscale inner-city home depots- they just have washing machines and doily cleansers. And I can only get to home depots in biking distance, duh.