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    How Do I Remove Giant TCR Paint To Reveal Black Anodized Frame?

    Sorry for the double post but I am pretty sure the road guys (like me) don't have the answer...

    I have a 2001 TCR 0 that is loosing its stickers and the paint is damaged. As you can see in the picture the rear half of the frame is naked black anodized aluminum. A call to Giant confirmed that the entire frame is black anodized aluminum and that I should be able to remove the paint & stickers to render the entire frame a cool flat black anodized aluminum. Hopefully, I can just leave the rear half of the frame alone.

    Does anyone know how to do this without damaging the anodized surface below? I am thinking a methylene chloride based paint remover and some wood or plastic scrapers with some cotton rags. What about the head badge area? Will I have a different look from the stripped part to the originally naked part?

    I am not worried about the fork as I have a new one coming (as a result of the fit thread I got so much help with). I also have some new Downtube stickers ready to go.

    Any advice is appreciated.

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    You'll void the warranty, but I would say any kind of metal paint stripper would do it. Tape off areas you want to keep, and I would recommend a wax or clearcoat after its all said and done. I have seen lots of problems with corroded aluminum at the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820 View Post
    You'll void the warranty, but I would say any kind of metal paint stripper would do it. Tape off areas you want to keep, and I would recommend a wax or clearcoat after its all said and done. I have seen lots of problems with corroded aluminum at the shop.
    Thanks! I have never done anything like this before so sorry if this sounds elementary.

    1: Does tape/stickers leave a clean line of residual paint underneath?
    If tape prevents the stripper from working, wouldn't stickers do the same? So I am thinking I will have to make sure I remove unwanted stickers first, right?

    2: What causes the aluminum to corrode (the stripper?). Would you recommend a rattle can clear coat? I have never done that but I am betting it is easier to make look nice than colored paint.

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