Im not sure if this is the right forum but... I decided that I need alittle larger frame for my mtb so I scored a 2004 trek 4100 frame for $35 on ebay.
it has a ball burnished finish and about a quarter of the frame is painted. visually it needs help so Im going to strip the decals and paint, refinish/polish, but this raises a few questions:
first, whats the best way to remove decals, it does not seem like I can just peal up a corner w/ my fingernail?
next, am I right to assume that under the paint the frame is ballburnished like the rest of it? whats the best way to strip it, Im thinking chemicals rather than physical friction (mediablast, sand paper, wire wheel...).
and finally the headtube has a very slight flare at the top and bottom, about 1/4 inch. does tis use a semi integrated or fully integrated headset. thanx
stock photo just for visuals
soon to be ex-frame 97 zx6000