Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ithaca, NY
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I have an old 4130 Giant road frame I've brushed raw. Thing is, I really like the raw look. I also like the part that I don't have to decide on a paint.
How would I go about preserving raw 4130? Most everyone I talk to (almost entirely auto body guys) are stymied, confused, and contradictory about which clear to use, urethane, enamel, lacquer, and if the clear will even stick given that it'll be going on bare metal.
Perhaps someone out there in BF land might know what to do?
If I were to paint it (I have access to a professional autobody shop, paint booth and all), what paints/clears would you recommend? What are some good rattlecan solutions as well? I've seen catalyzed clears in rattle cans, as in you crack some seal, let the stuff mix and then have x number of days to apply it. Can't for the life of me find that though.
Is there a reliable source of custom decals online?
If you want to see what this frame looks like, check my post history, It's a little insane looking in its current state and I don't want to derail this thread bickering about some of the [temporary] style decisions I've made.
It occurs to me that this info would be well served in a sticky.