Old 04-30-13, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
Before I do any race seat paint removal of facing, after a paint job, i first cut the edge of the race seat with a needle file. This prevents any paint chipping from "turning the corner" from the race seat and onto the crown. I will lightly file the seat, crown and steerer surfaces, of the color but leave some of the primer to act as a slight and further removable shim. I have had some cutters cut a touch small and having a thin but sacrificial layer for the headset race to press onto has sometimes been needed. Andy.
Thank you for the advices. I will remove the paint and give it one more try. Then I have to find a support for the drop outs. It would have been good if the "paint shop" as covered the crown before painting. I also had some troubles with the seat post. It was necessary to using sandpaper inside the seat post to be able to insert the post. It seems always a very tight fit on steel frames.
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