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Old 12-26-07, 11:33 AM   #1
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Weigle’s framesaver – any tips?

I’m about to do my first innercoat framesaver treatment, with a can of JP Weigle’s.

I spotted a few mentions of Weigle’s etc. on archived threads, but no compilation of advice for how to apply it well.

I already plan to take everything off the frame and fork, including BB and headset.

Any suggestions for getting best innercoat coverage of all tube walls, etc.? Anything else I need to be careful of?

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I just followed the directions on the can and it seems to have worked for me.
Highly suggest doing this in a well ventilated area, and use a mask. If I recall correctly
the stuff doesn't smell so great, and I would imagine framesaver isn't the best thing to be
applying to one's lungs.

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It will leak out various holes, run down your frame, and onto the floor, so be prepared to clean your frame afterwards, and don't let it run out onto a floor that you don't want framesavered.
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WD-40 will clean up any that gets on the outside of the frame.
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Does it effect the finish of the frame where it runs out? I was going to treat one of my frames while I had the bike apart.
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Does it effect the finish of the frame where it runs out? I was going to treat one of my frames while I had the bike apart.
Nope. It washes right off with a damp paper towel. Use a spritz of Fantastic or Formula 409 if plain dampness doesn't work.
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Sekaijin, How did your J. P. Weigle Framesaver application go? I'm thinking of using it on my Bianchi Volpe. Any application suggestions or words of advice?
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Regarding J. P. Weigle Framesaver: Can I check this item in my baggage on an intl flight?
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Regarding J. P. Weigle Framesaver: Can I check this item in my baggage on an intl flight?
Check with your airline and all connecting flights if using more than one carrier. If the stuff says it's flammable then I'd guess probably not in the carry-on luggage. But then the last time I flew they were allowing propane cigarette lighters on flights again.

I'm thinking you'd be better off buying some online and having it shipped to you. Or see if any local shops at your destination carry the stuff or similar brands.
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Once I apply it to the frame, I take electrical tape to cover all the small vent holes. Then I rotate the frame repeatedly as per the instructions. If you leave these vent holes open, you will get a fair amount of framesaver dripping/running out. Large openings blocked per instructions of course.

I doubt the airlines will allow it.
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Sekaijin, How did your J. P. Weigle Framesaver application go? I'm thinking of using it on my Bianchi Volpe. Any application suggestions or words of advice?
Not much ... I was just careful to follow the directions and the other pointers mentioned in this thread. I did one light application and then a second one after a couple days drying time, which the directions say gives better coverage and less mess than one heavy application. You want to position tape or paper towels with rubber bands over air holes and tube ends. But leave them uncovered during application so the tubes are vented, then cover them for rotating the frame to keep the spray stuff inside.

I also treated the inside and outside of the steerer tube on the fork.

I just treated another bike frame with the same can from a year ago.

This time I sprayed a little in hard-to-reach, rust-prone spots like inside the seatbolt mounts, cantilever brake bosses and rack & fender eyelets. Maybe that was overkill, I dunno. Whatever drips out, just let it dry and wipe down the frame with WD-40. Comes right off.

I have one more frame to do. The can is getting light but maybe it will last one more frame.

Best of luck.
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Regarding J. P. Weigle Framesaver: Can I check this item in my baggage on an intl flight?
Well, since they allow guns/ammunition to be checked in your luggage I'm sure framesaver would be ok. Then again airline rules are not always straightforward so I'd obviously check first.
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