Ich bin ein Lowlander!
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Atlantic Ocean, France
You can either sandblast your frame or you can do it by hand with brasspaper.
Sandblasting is pretty expensive and not always good for the bike, brasspaper is cheap but hard work
After the stripping, you can paint your bike with primer and then with the color you like, if you do this , its better to do several layers instead of one.
Another option is to powdercoat your frame, powdercoating is an industrial process to bake a hard layer of paint on the material.
Powdercoating is not as shiny as paint, but hard and not easy to damage.
This is expensive as well and just like sandblasting, you have to bring your bike to a specialized company.
Good luck and welcome to the forums!
Dancevalley 2th of august 2003 -> JXL, Laidback luke, Sasha, John Digweed, Monica Krusse.....and on!