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Old 09-19-06, 02:43 PM   #1
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Experience with / tips for applying Framesaver?

Hey all,

Unfortunately i've just about run out of time--and dry weather--to apply Framesaver to my new steel bike.

There's a cyclocross race coming up this weekend (Sept. 24) and i want to treat my frame with Framesaver before the race-- indeed before it gets wet and muddy. Then there's a race just about every week through November so it's now or never.

It's now Tuesday. I plan on removing sufficient components on my bike to allow access to all tubes. Can those of you with experience with JP Weigle's Framesaver offer any tips of cautionary tales for the use of this stuff? The instructions that i received with the spray can seem relatively simple but don't seem to offer anything about drying times, life of the coating, toxicity, fumes, etc.

Thanks for your time.

P.S. I've already searched for info re: Framesaver but didn't turn up exactly what i was looking for.
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Old 09-19-06, 02:57 PM   #2
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I just put it on my two waterford frames. It wasn't hard at all. It removes easily w/WD40 if you get it somewhere that you don't want it. Dries to a tacky finish in a few hours. I was riding one of the bikes 36 hrs after my first coat (I did two coats).
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Be sure to spray it into the vent holes of all of the chain stays and seat stays and fork blades if the fork is steel. I rotated the frame several times to be sure the liquid reached all of the tube's interior surfaces before it dried. Spray it outdoors or with plenty of ventillation!
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Would there be a problem with reassembling the bike and riding BEFORE the coating has fully dried?
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Since rust is a problem over time, you may as well just ride your cyclocross race and then strip the bike down, dry it out and apply frame saver directly afterwards. No real danger for rust to start if you don't let the bike sit while it's wet, I guess.
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Would there be a problem with reassembling the bike and riding BEFORE the coating has fully dried?
When first applied it is runnier than I expected, but sets up into a waxy film quite quickly. I would give it a couple hours before reassembly, but not worry if it wasn't completely dry.
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WD-40 will clean any excess off the outside of the frame without harming the paint.
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WD-40 will clean any excess off the outside of the frame without harming the paint.
So will kerosene or mineral spirits, which are the carrier in WD-40.
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