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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Bikes: Giant TCR 0, Lemond Zurich, Giant NRS 1, Jamis Explorer Beater/Commuter, Peugeot converted single speed
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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.