i have a 7005 series aluminum stattante that i am constantly wanting to "upgrade" but do not have the heart to. not only is it a competent frame but it has sentimental value. it was gifted to me by my unemployed father (military disability) who could not afford anything more.
anyway, i was thinking that if i could make the frame unique it would mean more to me, and it would give my dad and i another project to work on together. i have polished aluminum bike parts with great success but this is a new level.
-polish "name plates" on the downtube/seat tube
-mask off "nameplates"
-lightly brush frame
-the stems/handlebars i have polished in the past held up very well,, will this be the same?
-will 7005 aluminum leave black residue on things it touches?
-would clear coat be best?
-does clear coat stick to polished alu? will it look dull?
-is there a spray can worthy of this project?
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