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    Removing DIY Paintjob

    So, I've found myself a nice 50's clubman style frame, but someone, at somepoint thought it would be a good idea to repaint it and rather poorly at that.

    I'm wondering what's the best way to remove the DIY paint, whilst doing as little damage to the original paint as possible (assuming it's still there).

    I'm sure I saw a topic about a similar restoration on C&V, but cant find it now.

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    This might be the thread you are looking for.....

    Can rattle-can paint be removed from factory finish?

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    I suest avoiding nasty chemical exposure and pay a paint shop $40 to sandblast/glass bead blast it. You could always hand-sand it all, it would take you five hours or so.
    Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. In that order.

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    If you're trying to get down to the original paint and preserve it (which _can_ be done) try a non-toxic gel paint remover.
    These non-toxic removers are not as fast and effective as the toxic brands, but that is what makes them just right for a job like this.
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